Sometimes sports talk is just sports. It's X's and O's, stats and scores, but more often than not, sports talk at work isn't about sports at all. Sports small talk is a way to build relationships, develop rapport and establish trust with colleagues. In other words, small talk can have a big impact – if you know how to approach it.
When you learn How to Talk Sporty at Work, you'll discover:
- How to become sports savvy just by reading our Weekly Convo Starters (And using common sense).
- Ways to utilize those Convo Starters with different types of fans (You can't say the same thing to everyone and expect to get the same result).
- What sports conversations really sound like (It's not as hard as you think).
Sports talk is not rocket science.
It's easier, especially with the strategies listed in "How to Talk Sporty at Work."
- You won't feel like the outsider.
- You'll know how to contribute to sports conversations in a way that matches your fandom level.
- You'll be able to navigate any sports small talk scenario.
You are not expected to know everything there is to know about sports. I've been in sports broadcasting nearly 20 years and I don't know everything.
You will be able to approach sports conversations with more confidence, and less dread.
You'll be able to initiate conversations with sports-loving colleagues. (And there are a lot of them based on yearly polls that show more than half of all Americans are sports fans.) In addition, you won't hate it when those same colleagues strike up sports conversations with you, because you'll understand how those convos build relationships and rapport.
Don't make sports talk harder than it is. Sports fans want to talk sports. Give them the opportunity and they'll give you a foot in the door to bigger conversations, and a chance to build relationships that make your office more pleasant and productive.
You will get a link to download your copy of How To Talk Sporty at Work within 24 hours of purchase.
More from Jen and Talk Sporty to Me
Veteran sports broadcaster Jen Mueller provides numerous resources available through Talk Sporty to Me, and is the author of three books. She helps you make sports talk useful in business and offers practical, easy-to-follow strategies that make you a more effective and confident conversationalist.