Each week I offer a reminder of why you should treat these weekly sports #ConvoStarters as your go-to small talk topics at work. Usually, I mention the popularity of sports, or the importance of building relationships with colleagues.
But there’s also a purely selfish reason you should be talking sports at work – it raises your profile, increases your influence and helps develop your leadership skills.
When you become the person that people want to talk to, you’ll start attracting attention. At first, you’ll find yourself having football conversations on Monday mornings. Then you’ll notice the sports talk gives way to discussions about an upcoming project. Before too long, your colleagues will be seeking your opinions on those projects, not just looking for your thoughts on the outcome of the football game.
The way you handle daily interactions plays into your career development opportunities. That’s the reason you should be able to talk sports, master small talk and become a good conversationalist.
Here are few sports topics to use this week.
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Welcome to Monday!
When it comes to talking about the weather, I usually say it’s a boring way to start conversations. But it’s crossed the line from a boring topic to one that’s just as depressing as the news. The destruction caused by hurricanes, flooding and wildfires, probably isn’t the light-hearted small talk you’re looking for at work. It brings us back to sports.
Don’t forget there’s more to sports than just stats and scores. If you really want to talk about the weather, sports can help you springboard into that topic and many others. Take a look at these topics making news this week.
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Welcome to Monday, and what I hope is a holiday for you!
Typically, Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer and the start of the school year. It’s also the time of year, everyone gets back to work and gets focused on a strong finish to the year.
Now that summer vacations are over, you’re almost guaranteed to have more conversations with colleagues and clients. Make sure you’re prepared for those small talk conversations with these sports topics making news this week:
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