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8 Things To Do At A Sports Networking Event

If you want to break into the sports industry (or advance your career in the industry), you must attend sports networking events where you can connect with others who already work in the field. The sports industry is very tight-knit, and it’s estimated that over 70% of all jobs are filled behind the scenes through…

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Martial Arts in the Social Networking Age

Guest post submitted by Jake Roberts There is no doubt that the Internet, and social networking in particular, has resulted in many positive changes in martial arts today. However, it is important to remember that social networking did not start with Facebook and LinkedIn. Martial artists have been avid users of the Internet almost since its…

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Twitter Chats: Great Way to Learn from Sports Industry Professionals

The intersection of sports and social media has been an ever increasing way for young career-minded individuals to interact with leading professionals in the industry. Twitter Chats covering sports business, sports media, public relations, and other related topics have become extremely popular across the social media network. If you don’t already have a Twitter account,…

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Why the 10 Touch Points of Personal Branding are Important to Your Sports Career

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.” — King Solomon There are countless articles and blogs that tell you how important it is to establish personal branding is in order to build — and grow — your career. And that’s especially true in the highly competitive sports business world. But how, exactly,…

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iWearYourShirt.com Promotes Sports Executive Association

iWearYourShirt.com is a video production and social media marketing company. They create unique and engaging video content for businesses of all sizes and also promote those businesses via t-shirt wearing and social media. They’ve been in business since 2008 and have worked with over 1,300 companies. I Wear Your Shirt works on making content that our…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Sports Networking Event

Ahhhhhhhhh…Networking! Hanging out with a bunch of people you don’t know and making “small talk.” Uncomfortable…almost everyone would say YES! But I say NO! But you have to look at a networking and in particular a sports networking event differently than the common model and the way they are perceived.  And since everything I write about…

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Top 5 Sports Networking Events To Advance Your Sports Career

To make it big in the sports industry, you can ask anybody who has felt that success how they did it. Their answer? Almost always, “I knew the right person.” Knowing the right person is key, but what sports networking event is the right one for you? Here is my own list of the Top…

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Thirty Under 30 Awards- Are You a Rising Star in the Sports Industry?

Thirty Under 30 Awards If you’re a rising star in the sports industry – or know someone who is – it’s time to make your nomination for the inaugural Thirty Under 30 Awards brought to you by SPORTS LAUNCH – The Magazine. The Thirty Under 30 Awards have been established to recognize college students and young…

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Women In Sports At The espnW Women + Sports Summit (VIDEO)

After moving from Vancouver, BC to Eugene, Oregon to pursue my MBA at the University of Oregon’s prestigious Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, I was invited to attend the 2011 Women + Sports Summit held Sept.26-28 in Tucson, Arizona. The purpose of the summit was to provide a forum for working together on the future of…

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The Most Powerful Networking Tactic for the Sports Industry

Social media can be a beautiful thing for your sports career. Especially when you learn how to leverage it in a way that leads to a job offer from your favorite sports team or sports brand. However, as great as social media is for networking yourself into a cool job, there’s an even more powerful…

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Taking Rapport to the Next Level

Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”  Plato lived almost 2400 years ago.  Before social media, before the phone, before the fax, before e-mail and before the pony express. In today’s value driven business climate I feel this getting to know…

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