How To Mentally Prepare Yourself To Give The Performance Of Your Life

Forbes published How To Mentally Prepare Yourself To Give The Performance Of Your Life, discussing how to mentally prepare for a major performance.

So instead of imaging negative outcomes, Turner recommends using imagery (or visualization) in a positive manner. He suggests recreating past performances or rehearsing future performances in your head. The imagery should be made as realistic as possibly by including sights, sounds, feelings, and even smells. Visualize yourself performing well in an upcoming presentation, interview or pitch over and over again. Visualizing a successful performance instills confidence in your ability to perform at your best.

What Are NFL Cheerleaders Worth? Inside Their Fight for Minimum Wage

Business Week published What Are NFL Cheerleaders Worth? Inside Their Fight for Minimum Wage, taking a look at the NFL cheerleader disputes from a financial perspective.

As the plaintiffs pile on, fans are learning that the most powerful sports league in the U.S., with $9.7 billion in annual revenue, pays its sideline performers worse than the average birthday clown or barista. “It’s giving the league a black eye,” says Paul Secunda, a professor of labor law at Marquette University. “There’s no need for them to act this way.” The self-inflicted damage comes at a time when the league’s handling of a domestic violence case involving former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice isn’t helping its credibility with women.

Cheerleaders vs. NFL Teams: A Fair-Wage Fight

The Wall Street Journal published Cheerleaders vs. NFL Teams: A Fair-Wage Fight, discussing the ongoing wage disputes with NFL cheerleaders.

There is no professional organization for NFL cheerleaders, and they aren’t members of unions. Pay varies widely across the league. The Jets’ “Flight Crew” earned $150 a game last year, according to court papers. The Ben-Gals were paid $90 if they cheered on the field during last season’s games and $45 if they visited with fans elsewhere in the stadium. Lawsuits against those teams focus on the allegation that the women weren’t paid for rehearsal hours.

Cheer Live 2014-15 Event Producers Promo

Cheer Live logoCheer Live published a promo video listing the event producer they’ll be working with during the 2014-15 season. You can also check their Schedule for the list of showcases they’ll be broadcasting this season, starting with Cheer Athletics, California, and Cheer Extreme in October.

Why Successful People Don’t Crumble Under Pressure

Forbes published Why Successful People Don’t Crumble Under Pressure, discussing the responses of people under pressure.

What separates good athletes from extraordinary athletes is often their ability to perform in high pressure situations. The best skills in the world aren’t valuable if athletes can’t perform in when it matters most – in competition. Two people with very similar skills and training can perform drastically different when faced with high-pressure situations. “The key difference between those who get the Gold medal and those who don’t is between the ears,” says Turner.