We’ve hit the holidays!
It’s Thanksgiving week and you’re probably spending it with friends and family, which brings me to this advice:
- Stock up on wine.
- Study up on how to Disagree Like an Adult.
- Use these sports ConvoStarters in small talk.
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Welcome to a week chock full of sports news!
Every week I compile this list of #ConvoStarters to ensure you’ve got the most relevant sports headlines for your workweek. It’s also a chance for me to research topics I know are going to come up in my own conversations.
In fact, it’s not just sports topics that I research. Every week I look at the meetings, appointments and events on my calendar and make sure I’ve read up on topics that could surface in conversations. It’s part of being an Influential Conversationalist. Being prepared for conversations, sports and otherwise, makes it easy for people to talk to you.
Do that with these topics this week:
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Have you ever thought about how much credit you give other people for being smarter than you? Seriously. How many times have you assumed the person you’re talking with knows what he/she is talking about?
Last week I was sitting at the airport listening to gentleman go on and on about his views on the NFL. To hear him tell the story, he was an expert. Right up until he referenced the “18-game schedule.”
“It’s 16.” I said with a little bit of irritation from a couple seats away. “The NFL season is 16 games long.”
I’ll admit I was eves-dropping (and bored after spending eight hours in the airport.) Here’s the bigger takeaway for you – just because someone is talking sports, doesn’t mean they actually know sports or have all the answers.
Don’t give other people all the credit and discount what you bring to a conversation, especially when you use these sports ConvoStarters this week:
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