I grew up a baseball fan, so I look forward to this time of year when we’ve got endless baseball games to talk about and plenty of long, warm summer days at the ballpark to look forward to.
I realize that not everyone feels the same way. But whether you’re a baseball fan or not, there’s no avoiding the fact that baseball will make news through October. Instead of being left of of sports conversations at work, join in. It’s easy if you follow these three steps:
Remember, it’s not your job to know everything there is to know about the local baseball team. (Technically, that’s my job.) . This skill set – being able to talk sports – gives you the greatest opportunity to connect with colleagues, become a good conversationalist and increase your influence at work. It’s another tool to add to your business communication tool kit.
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Jen Mueller, America’s Expert Talker, is a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast on ROOT Sports NW and serves as the sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks. She founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 and advocates using sports as a business tool. Hire Jen for an outside-the-box business communication presentation that your team will love. Contact Jen via email: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com.