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Learn how to watch an American football


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Welcome to Water Cooler Football - where football and networking meet to have fun!

You’re at a party with a football game on, people cheer and you have no idea what happened – do you feel left out?

At a meeting someone says, “let’s do an end run” – do you feel lost?

When you hear “football” do you think people mean soccer?

If you don't know how to watch a football, you maybe left out. This can have a negative impact on your career and perhaps social life.

Join former Boston College Athletic Director, Gene DeFillippo, and published author and networking expert Diane Darling as they talk about football and how to watch it.

You'll also learn some best practices for networking. How to pick your events (aka "whether report"), how to get into a conversation, and .... how to get out of one. What are some best ways to follow up?

Learn how to be a part of the game with tips and from Gene and Diane. (And wait until you hear how they met!)

BONUS - You'll also get excellent tips on networking. You'll learn

- How to pick events
- How to get into (and out of) a conversation
- Best ways to follow up
- What to do when you fumble in networking (eg don't follow up)

You're invited to join the online class -

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  • 1. Presented by Gene DeFilippo Welcome to and Diane Darling The Super Bowl of Networking Hosted by theBritish Consulate-General of Boston January 8, 2013
  • 2. John Cleese Rants - Soccer versus Football John Cleese tells the truth. From the excellent documentary "The Art of Football from A to Z".
  • 3. Pregame Show#ASTD@WaterCoolerFB@DianeDarling@UKinBoston@CBSSunday
  • 4. Tonight’s Game Plan• Thank you – British Consulate, ASTD, World Boston• CBS Sunday Morning – Jan 13• Media madness – no secrecy• Introductions• What to expect
  • 5. “How cool is this.”
  • 6. Mitt Romney On NFL Replacement Refs What would you do about those referees in the NFL? Would you order them back to work?
  • 7. 1st Quarter
  • 8. The Game of Football
  • 9. EAGLES The Football Field EAGLES
  • 10. Touchdown• When the team brings the ball into the end zone, they score a touchdown• Touchdown = 6 Points
  • 11. Extra Point • After scoring a touchdown, the kicker tries to kick the ball through the goal posts. If he makes it, the team scores one more point.
  • 12. Field Goal • If the team doesn’t think they are going to make the touchdown, they can kick a field goal which is worth three points.
  • 13. “Whether Report” 7.1.Location 1.Host organization 7.2.Price 7.3.Parking 7.Logistics 2.1.Prospects7.4.Time of day 2.2.Clients 7.5.Function 2.Attendees 2.3.Competitors 2.4.Quality 8.Company attendee 2.5.Quantity 9.Networking buddy 3.1.Time 3.Networking 3.2.Structured Event Evaluation 10.Board members 4.1.Who 4.Speaker 4.2.Bio 11.Weather 4.3.Available 12.Cameo 5.1.Potential client 5.Sponsors 5.2.Strategic partner 13.Who invited you 5.3.Competitor 14.Goal 6.Industry
  • 14. Introvert vs. Extrovert• One-on-one • LOTs of people• Get energy from • Get energy from quiet times unknown• Accountants, • Think Bill Clinton engineers, performers F.F.I.
  • 15. Food
  • 16. Handshakes
  • 17. End of 1st Quarter
  • 18. 2nd Quarter
  • 19. Safety
  • 20. Uniforms Helmet Face Mask Shoulder PadsThighPadsKneePads
  • 21. Referee SignalsHere are some of the different signals you will see areferee make during game…
  • 22. Referees and Penalties• In order to make sure the game is played fair there is one referee and six officials who oversee game play.• If either team has an illegal play, the ref throws a yellow flag immediately to alert each team of the foul.• The ref will then make a specific signal and call out the penalty after the play has occurred.• If the offense has a penalty called they lose yardage and if the defense has a penalty called the offense gains yardage.
  • 23. Penalties in networking• Not networking – BIG mistake• Ignoring the power of “internal networking”• Not following up• Confusing persistence with stalking
  • 24. How we communicate55% Body language Voice tone 38% Words 7% Source: “Decoding Inconsistent Communication” – Prof Albert Mehrabian UCLA
  • 25. Gender
  • 26. Just a little humor!
  • 27. Locker roomLosing …. Winning ….
  • 28. End of 2nd Quarter
  • 29. Break
  • 30. Halftime Show
  • 31. 3rd Quarter
  • 32. Offense vs. Defense Defense OffenseOffensive Position Key Defensive Position Key
  • 33. Position:Quarterback “QB”• His job is to throw the ball to the wide receivers or hand it off to the running back.
  • 34. Position: Running Back “RB”• Quarterback hands ball to the running back and they run with it to try to score a touchdown!
  • 35. Position: Wide Receiver “WR” • Catches the ball that the quarterback throws.
  • 36. Position: Offensive Line “OL"• They block the opposing team’s defense so the offense can score.
  • 37. Positions: Defense• The goal of the defense is to stop the other team’s offense.
  • 38. Getting into (and out) of a Conversation
  • 39. Strategic Networking• Volunteer• Speaker• Writer• Social media• Connect people to each other
  • 40. End of 3rd Quarter
  • 41. 4th Quarter
  • 42. I-formation
  • 43. 4-3 Defense
  • 44. Shotgun
  • 45. Nickel Defense
  • 46. Goal line Defense
  • 47. Spread Formation
  • 48. Football Terminology• Let’s do an end run• You dropped the ball• Up the middle and win• When in doubt, punt• That’s a game changer• Take a knee
  • 49. Serendipity
  • 50. Follow Up• 20 minutes• LinkedIn• Sort business cards• Assess event & organization
  • 51. End of 4th Quarter
  • 52. Postgame Show
  • 53. Congrats!
  • 54. Contact Info••• 617.308.0405 :: Diane’s mobile• Thank you! Diane & Gene