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 - http://www.udemy.com/how-to-watch-an-american-football-game/

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Learn how to watch an American football

  1. 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 www.WaterCoolerFootball.com
  2. 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. 3. Pregame Show#ASTD@WaterCoolerFB@DianeDarling@UKinBoston@CBSSunday
  4. 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. 5. “How cool is this.”
  6. 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. 7. 1st Quarter
  8. 8. The Game of Football
  9. 9. EAGLES The Football Field EAGLES
  10. 10. Touchdown• When the team brings the ball into the end zone, they score a touchdown• Touchdown = 6 Points
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. Food
  16. 16. Handshakes
  17. 17. End of 1st Quarter
  18. 18. 2nd Quarter
  19. 19. Safety
  20. 20. Uniforms Helmet Face Mask Shoulder PadsThighPadsKneePads
  21. 21. Referee SignalsHere are some of the different signals you will see areferee make during game…
  22. 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. 23. Penalties in networking• Not networking – BIG mistake• Ignoring the power of “internal networking”• Not following up• Confusing persistence with stalking
  24. 24. How we communicate55% Body language Voice tone 38% Words 7% Source: “Decoding Inconsistent Communication” – Prof Albert Mehrabian UCLA
  25. 25. Gender
  26. 26. Just a little humor!
  27. 27. Locker roomLosing …. Winning ….
  28. 28. End of 2nd Quarter
  29. 29. Break
  30. 30. Halftime Show
  31. 31. 3rd Quarter
  32. 32. Offense vs. Defense Defense OffenseOffensive Position Key Defensive Position Key
  33. 33. Position:Quarterback “QB”• His job is to throw the ball to the wide receivers or hand it off to the running back.
  34. 34. Position: Running Back “RB”• Quarterback hands ball to the running back and they run with it to try to score a touchdown!
  35. 35. Position: Wide Receiver “WR” • Catches the ball that the quarterback throws.
  36. 36. Position: Offensive Line “OL"• They block the opposing team’s defense so the offense can score.
  37. 37. Positions: Defense• The goal of the defense is to stop the other team’s offense.
  38. 38. Getting into (and out) of a Conversation
  39. 39. Strategic Networking• Volunteer• Speaker• Writer• Social media• Connect people to each other
  40. 40. End of 3rd Quarter
  41. 41. 4th Quarter
  42. 42. I-formation
  43. 43. 4-3 Defense
  44. 44. Shotgun
  45. 45. Nickel Defense
  46. 46. Goal line Defense
  47. 47. Spread Formation
  48. 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. 49. Serendipity
  50. 50. Follow Up• 20 minutes• LinkedIn• Sort business cards• Assess event & organization
  51. 51. End of 4th Quarter
  52. 52. Postgame Show
  53. 53. Congrats!
  54. 54. Contact Info• Diane@DianeDarling.com• www.WaterCoolerFootball.com• 617.308.0405 :: Diane’s mobile• Thank you! Diane & Gene