I suck at watching movies. It’s a fact my husband reminded me of over the weekend. My attention span lasts about as long as the “upcoming attractions” reel and I just can’t buy in to what I’m seeing on the screen.
It’s a much different story when I’m watching sports. It’s real life playing out in real time in front of me. It’s one of the reasons I advocate using sports conversations in your small talk at work.
Make it easy on yourself by using these topics making headlines this week:
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After a week-long road trip with the Seattle Mariners (you may or may not know that I’m a reporter on the television broadcast) I’m looking forward to going to the office this week. There’s a lot to catch up on and people to catch up with.
When I’m on the road, I rely on email more than actual conversations with colleagues. It’s an effective form of communication when you’re in a different time zone and trying to keep everyone on the same page, but it’s also more tedious than being able to have a face-to-face conversation with the person sitting next to me.
Whether you travel for work or not, there is value in actually talking to your colleagues. You can get more out of a single conversation than an back-and-forth email exchange. Those conversations can start with one of these sports topics.
Have a conversation, build relationships and get business done in a more timely manner.
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You wanted a way to make sports talk easier at work and we deliver with weekly cheat sheets.
Here’s what you’re looking for – topics sports fans will already be talking about this week. Finding an obscure fact and stumping a fan could be fun, but it could also bring a quick end to a conversation. That’s why we pick five headline-grabbing topics and provide a short summary of each.
Here are a few sports conversation starters to use at work this week:
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