Sports conversations belong in the boardroom. They belong at client meetings. And they belong in daily interactions at work.
If you're not using sports conversations and sports fandom to build business, you're missing out and need Talk Sporty to Me.
What is Talk Sporty to Me?
Simply put, Talk Sporty to Me is a way to create more value out of being a sports fan.
It's a way to think outside the box scores and use sports fandom as a business development tool to:
- Create new business opportunities
- Maintain relationships with clients and customers
- Improve communication and teamwork in your workplace
- Provide personal branding and networking opportunities
I'm a life-long sports fan with more than a decade of sports broadcasting experience. I know sports and I know sports fans. Here's what I've learned over the last few years of speaking at conferences and corporate training sessions - most sports fans don't see the big picture. They haven't recognized the full value of sports fandom in business. Learn More
Surveys taken during my training sessions show that less than 5% of sports fans consider sports conversations to be a business development tool, and less than 20% actively seek ways to use sports to their advantage in business.
By the end of my session, those numbers increase dramatically with nearly 80% of sports fans recognizing how to use sports conversations in business development opportunities and around 90% indicate they would be more likely to seek ways to use sports to their advantage in business**.
**Average room size is 85 attendees
Why Talk Sporty to Me?
Surveys show that half of all of Americans identify themselves as sports fans. Being a sports fan in business opens doors and can help you build rapport with a large number of people. It's a valuable tool that leads to business revenue and productivity.
- Talk Sporty to Me helps non-sports fans understand the value of sports in business and outlines a plan to become a fan for career purposes. (And don't worry, a business-oriented approach doesn't require hours in front of a TV or at a sports bar.
- Talk Sporty to me helps passionate sports fans identify ways to utilize their fandom to create business opportunities.
- Talk Sporty to Me isn't just a bunch of sports talk.
- It's communication training based on my experience as a TV and radio sports caster.
- I know how to bridge communication gaps, build instant rapport, define productive conversations and make every second count. More importantly, I can teach you how to do it, too. It's step-by-step instruction guaranteed to improve your conversations and workplace communication in a way you've never seen before.
If you're ready to put sports and sports fandom to work for you, there's a few ways I can help.
- Purchase Game Time: Learn to Talk Sports in 5 Minutes a Day for Business.
This is the go-to resource for new and novice sports fans. I published it with the business professional in mind. It's available through Amazon as a paperback book and a Kindle book.
- Check out the blog.
The weekly Conversation Starters blog does the research for you and gives you sports topics to keep you talking all week at work. You'll also find other conversation and communication tips throughout the week.
- Download free resources.
Who doesn't love a good freebie? The resource section will get you started with ways to become a more effective communicator and use sports to your advantage.
- Hire me.
If you want to help others enjoy the benefits of sports conversations at work and improved communication skills, hire to me speak at your company or conference.
- Share the news.
I want to hear from you! Let me know how you use sports conversations in business. If Talk Sporty to Me is valuable to you, help me spread the word about the importance of sports at work.
Who has already benefited from Talk Sporty to Me?
- Seattle Seahawks
- Seattle Mariners
- Community Bankers of Washington
- Washington Municipal Treasurers Association
- WIFS, National Conference, Portland Metro Chapter
- NAIFA, Seattle/Eastside Chapter
- MPI, Washington State Chapter
- EWGA, national conference, Seattle Chapter
- eWomen Network, Bellevue/Seattle Chapter