I recently discovered this fun little tool called Listly where you can crowd-source lists that I wanted to try. It came to me that one of my former loves – pro wrestling (or “wrasslin” depending on what region you’re from) – would be a great way to test this out.
Specifically, it seemed like it could have interesting results to compile the best talkers in history of wrestling. So now I had the list I wanted to use as my debut on listly, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to tie it into the theme of the blog. After a few days thinking about past projects and prior client engagements, it became clear to me what everyone can take from pro wrestling and apply to their careers.
Basically, you have to win the crowd. Think about it, if you’re a consultant and your boss and you have a bit of a disagreement but the client loves you, that can very well be the difference maker in you remaining gainfully employed. In a more general sense, think about if you’ve ever had to have a tough conversation about a colleague not pulling their weight on an assignment. Definitely not an easy conversation to manage when you don’t have this gift of gab. In fact, for many, talking is the ONLY skill they have and it serves them well.