In a post-Olympics story, The New York Times wrote about how elite athletes visualize a successful performance.
Visualizing in Action
They see themselves navigating the turns in a downhill race, and mentally visualize the course over and over. Skiers and skaters plan every jump, turn and landing.
As one Olympian said, “You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it, everything.” The visualization even extends to how they would handle themselves in a news conference to …Read more…
The iconic Apollo Theater’s Dining with the Divas 4th annual benefit luncheon took place on Valentine’s Day and I’m still feeling the glow from attending this beautifully planned and executed event.
How you present your organization in front of hundreds of guests can burnish your brand and reputation or cause lasting damage. The landmarked theater in Harlem that launched the careers of such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Bill Cosby showed how it should be done. …Read more…
Anyone who saw the video of Queen Elizabeth being greeted by President George H. Bush will never forget that when the Queen stepped to the lectern to speak all you could see was her royal hat.
No one remembers what she said, but they remember her bobbing bonnet. It was a huge embarrassment for the president’s staff. They forgot to place a step-up box at the podium after the tall president spoke so the Queen’s face would be visible when it was her turn to speak.
This video shows that now-famous occasion when …Read more…
It’s unfortunate that the first headlines about the new Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, are about his chronic lateness
and not about his agenda for The City.
Hizzoner has been clocked from 15 minutes to an hour-and-a-half late to news conferences, community events and even his appearance before the state legislature. His habitual tardiness has not endeared him to the media, who are usually jammed in a tiny room at City Hall waiting for him to arrive for press conferences.
You’re Not That Important
How about you? Are you someone who is habitually late? Be honest with yourself. Do you always …Read more…