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2-for-1 ... learn how to network and watch American football

How speaking "football" will help you network!

"WHY did you create this course?" Is the question I'm most frequently asked ...

Here's the answer >> I don't like when people are left out. And if you can't speak sports, it's easy to feel left out conversations.

Lots of talk around the water cooler about football. Don't be left out!

UPDATED - February 2017

Join over 1000 have taken this course to learn about American football and networking. You get a 2-for-1 class.

This is a "two-for-one" online class. It's a combo teaching networking and the fundamentals of football.

IN A RUSH? Skip around and watch the football segments. You can do the rest later.

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 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 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)

Read Newsweek article "How talking sports can help your career."


Your Instructor


Diane Darling
Diane Darling

Diane Darling is an internationally recognized communications expert based in Boston, MA.

She enjoys teaching different types of people from all walks of life across the globe how to better relate to each other. Having lived in Thailand, the Philippines and Europe, Diane has learned how to adapt and succeed in multicultural settings.

She receives rave reviews from audiences as diverse as brilliant MIT introverts to high achieving extroverts who she has taught to be more strategic in their relationship building.


Class Curriculum


  Introduction and pre-game - What to expect, how the course got started, game plan
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  First Quarter - Field, scoring, picking networking events, introverts
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  Second Quarter - Safety, penalties, body language, gender
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  Half-time - what happens in the locker room, how to network during a break
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  Third Quarter - positions, getting into (and out of) conversations, strategic networking
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  Fourth Quarter - formations, terminology, serendipity, follow-up
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  Post-game - celebrate winning, deal with loss, exchange contact info
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  Bonus material
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Thank you and have fun!

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