Whilst it is an understandable opinion that a sports person's talking is done by their sporting performances, even more so these days this is not solely the case. A false ceiling of where your sporting abilities can get you can be created by a lack of communication confidence/skills.
Even though interaction, exposure, appeal, etc. may feel more like something akin to taking advantage of a commodity; when these people are aiding or funding your ability to go further in your chosen sport, the 'using to your advantage' is mutual! However, it is evident that many sports people do not naturally openly communicate with people they don't know, which is, of course, a natural human reaction.
Sponsors have choices where they put their money, and it isn't just on the "best" performer in the sport!
Media have a choice who they interview, and for how long, which in turn determines the level of exposure you/sponsors receive!
Fans talk about and post pictures on social media etc. of the sports people they like most (including their sponsors), which means they are promoting you even whilst you are asleep!
And teams or other related opportunities will turn to the sports people they have got to know, respect, and like when they have a requirement!
Open Dawes Training can help complete the jigsaw by putting these missing pieces into place to help give you the best opportunity to fulfil your potential; don't leave anything to chance!
"I got a lot from the day and with Chris sales & media background, he made it very easy to open up and talk without even trying. It was very good and I hope I now have the tools to be better than I was. We may look to bring other drivers and key team members down so training the team as a whole."
"Massive thanks to Chris Dawes at Open Dawes Training for all his help in preparing me for the Mazda road to Indy scholarship shootout next week. Would fully recommend their Sports Communications/Media training!"
One-to-one workshop to focus on specifics for individual sports people in how to interact with media, sponsors, fans, teams etc.