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Turbulent Emotions. My journey from chaos to clarity.

By Jordan Thomas - account executive, business development at the los angeles kings

When I was a teenager, I began to develop limiting beliefs of myself. I didn’t have much self-confidence and recall not believing I would accomplish much in life. I turned to drinking and smoking pot...

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The impact of COVID-19 from a student working in sports

By Wesley Jordan – Student at UNF and Sales Rep for THE Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Personally - How has this affected me? The rapid domino effect of worldwide closure took place following the outbreak of what we have come to know as Coronavirus (COVID-19). The lifestyle transition of...

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3 networking tips to get a job in sports

By jordan green - brand marketing coordinator at champs sports

It’s becoming cliché in the sports business... It’s not about what you know, but who you know. But over the past two years, as I began my attempt to enter the sports industry, I realized that it’s...

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So you want to work in sports?! Here's how you can

By Stuart Sokoloff - Account Executive, Group Service at The Phoenix Suns

This article was originally written and posted on LinkedIn by Stuart Sokoloff on June 8, 2020. Sixteen sports internships. Fourteen co-curricular clubs. Vice President of the class. Vice President for...

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The value of the Secondary Market

By Ryan Kindt – Director of Partnerships for Tickets For Less

This written recap is a follow up from the live webinar hosted on 6/18/2020 about the value of the Secondary Market in sports. Follow-up #1- Price Integrity: One of the first questions we received on...

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Advice on staying active while working from home

By Evan Stone – FMR. Account Manager, Stockton Kings & now technical recruiter at teksystems

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Evan Stone and I am currently a Technical Recruiter at TEKsystems and I'm a former Senior Account Manager, Premium Ticket Sales with the NBA G-League, Stockton...

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The Group Sales Spotlight: Ryan Erdman, Carolina Hurricanes

By denise Sicheneder - vp of sales & Service at spinzo

Over the next few months, we'll be sitting down (or zooming!) with Group Sales leaders in sports to talk through a number of topics. We'll cover their current and past success stories, discuss theme nights,...

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#MySportsBizStart - Jason Shapiro: "If not you, then who?"

By jason shapiro - chief revenue officer, betcha sports inc

For most of my life, I’d never thought of myself as entrepreneurial. I never really had the urge to start my own company, and always thought it was only a very specific type of person who was built to...

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6 steps to being an effective Sales Manager

By kevin klammer - sr. director of training and development at sports business solutions

“Congrats, you’re the new manager. Now go hit your goals.” It feels that way for a lot of first-time sales managers. I talk to a lot of members of the management ranks who are hungry for best practices...

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Keys to developing genuine professional relationships on social media

By Ryan garka and will baggett

Shortly after joining Twitter in late 2016, I received a direct message from my co-author, Will Baggett. Because I was an attorney with an interest in sports, Will asked for insight regarding a legal studies...

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Mandy Barefoot - Coping While Growing

By Mandy Barefoot - director of inside sales & ticket operations at the macon bacon

“Unprecedented” seems to be the go-to word for describing the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on every facet of daily life. For those working in sports, suspensions, cancellations,...

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Bridging the communication gap between sellers and leaders during COVID-19

By brett zalaski - Founder, Empowerment of a salesperson and Founder and head trainer at get after it sales

Over the first few weeks of COVID-19 quarantine life I spoke with more than 60 #sportsbiz sales reps and I also spoke with dozens of my friends in leadership positions for #sportsbiz teams. The story was...

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8 lessons from "The Last Dance" and Michael Jordans Bulls

By bob hamer - president & founder of Sports business solutions and creator of theclubhouse

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog personally, but after completing the 10-part sports documentary series “The Last Dance” which chronicles Michael Jordan’s Bulls and their 6 NBA titles...

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8 keys to acing your video interview

By jason stein - vice president, recruiting & development at sports business solutions

While many organizations have put a freeze on hiring, a lot of businesses are still conducting interviews for openings that have been put on hold. The timeline of when a hire can be made may be unclear,...

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My leadership journey: Horizontal vs. Vertical career growth

By jared ginsburg - director of ticket sales for oilers entertainment group

Are you preparing yourself for your next opportunity in the industry? I felt like a million bucks as I took the short walk from my new office to the sales bullpen with a bit of swagger in my step. I was...

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