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- You will learn referee signals and why they matter
- You will better understand the strategy of the game
- Terms such as "drop the ball" or "let's do an end run" will make more sense
- You'll hear behind the scenes stories from someone who has been a coach
- Understand the field, markings, uniforms
- Learn where REAL fans watch Super Bowl
- ALSO - you will learn about networking .....
- How to pick your events ... aka the "whether report" (whether or not you go!)
- How to get into (and out of) a conversation
- What happens if you make a mistake (for example, don't stay in touch with people)
- How to stay on top of business cards
- Feeling exhausted? What are some ways to find time to network
- Introvert? You'll learn some tips so that you don't feel overwhelmed
UPDATE - April 2020
With the global pandemic, people are missing sports. With any luck, the American football season might happen. I'll keep you posted as more news happens.
UPDATE - January 2020
Super Bowl 2020 is just around the corner. Get a better understanding of what people are talking about. Is this the end of the "Brady and Belichick era?" What does that mean?
UPDATE - September 2016
Football season is here. Don't be left out of the conversation. This course will fast-track your knowledge of both football and networking. Skip around as you wish. (If you want to learn the networking later, just skip over that and come back later.)
Get a 2-for-1 course at a special rate.
UPDATE - August 2014
Join over 900 registered to learn about American football and networking. You get a 2-for-1 class.
The season is just starting and there's lots of talk (good and bad) around the watercooler about football. Don't be left out!
UPDATED INFO - August 2013
This is a "two-for-one" online class. It's a combo teaching networking and the fundamentals of football. The purpose was to help people feel they could attend a game or party and participate in the conversation then and later around the watercooler.
It is unlikely you'll be ready to be a football commentator after watching it.
As noted below the class is made from a live event.
DISCLOSURE - This event was filmed in front of a live audience at the British Consulate.
CBS Sunday Morning with Bill Geist filmed this event. There are times when there are multiple cameras angles but it's not too distracting.
There were ~ 100 in attendance from 7 countries.
Welcome to Watercooler 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 football, you may be 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 Understanding American 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!)
Through 7 video lessons, we share with you all the fundamentals you need to know about American football...Simply watch, take notes and have fun as this course has all American Football Explained!
You can fast forward and repeat as you need.
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)
- Non-US nationals who think football is soccer
- Women who now have an American football player and/or fan in their life and they want to follow along
- American men who never played but want to "talk sports" around the water cooler
- ANYONE who wants to improve their networking skills, increase business, and have more time for the fun things in life
The first of seven sections is the introduction/pregame for The Super Bowl of Networking. This two hour course presented by Diane Darling, author of The Networking Survival Guide, and Gene Defillipo, former Athletics Director at Boston College, showcases the concept of Water Cooler Football.
This segment was a workshop that was presented to Greater Boston American Society of Training and Development and was filmed by Bill Geist as part of a pre-SuperBowl segment for CBS Sunday Morning on January 13, 2013.
This pregame section showcases to individuals:
- An introduction of the presenters
- An understanding of why the workshop was invented
- An overview of the workshop and a discussion of the agenda
- A description of the cultural differences between American Football and its perception in other countries.
- Highlights of the political and societal influences of football in the world
- Explain of concept of the football field and how to score points
- Understand how the game of Networking is played
- Provide the differences between how introverts and extroverts can network
- Give the appropriate handshake under various circumstances
- Recognize the differences in uniforms for home and away teams
- Recall the referee signals used during plays
- Convey when penalties occur through the referee signals
- Recognize forms of communication between males and females
- Gain a cultural understanding of how Brits perceive American Football
- Understand the cultural differences that affect networking
- And you'll even hear an explanation of cricket!
- Define the position and the role that each player serves on the field for both Offense and Defense
- Provide strategies for strategic networking
- Get in an out of a conversation
- Determine strategies on how to work a room when networking
- Recognize the strategic and explain the standard plays within American Football
- Define each player's role within standard plays
- Explain the formations for both Offense and Defense
- Discuss and become familiar with American Football terminology
- Form a strategy for networking with people and how to effectively follow up with individuals