in #CASE you missed it… The Benefits Of “Trash Talk”
Throughout history, there’ve been some that’ve turn “trash talk” into an art form. Perhaps the greatest in history was Muhammad Ali. If you look at the greatest trash talkers, you’ll find a way they were able to perfect it so that it came off as constructive and motivational…rather than “bullying.”
To do it right, you need to keep things playful above anything else. The moment it gets ugly and personal you run the risk of becoming the villain – to the person you’re trash talking...and to EVERYONE else within ear shot.
Secondly, keep it out of the office. Once you start ripping into your coworkers, you start dividing the team that’s supposed to be working together for a common goal. A “tribe” mentality is where the best trash talk has the most success. Whether it’s your favorite sports team or your company’s main competition, your trash talk will resonate a lot further, be more inspirational, and have more effect if you unleash your competitive venom on the opposition, than watching your team rip itself apart from within!