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    January 6, 2015 Mark Schulman Fueling Mojo

    How to Feel Like the First Time…after 400 times The term MOJO has been bantered about from magical charms and supernatural powers to emanating charisma and instilling confidence. In the world of stars, celebrities and debutants, MOJO also involves discovering one’s purpose and sustaining real passion for that purpose. I grew up thinking that one ...

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    May 24, 2013 Mark Schulman Perform Your Best ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Part II

    Drummer Stewart Copeland told a story about The Police’s first arena gig, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Selling out the show wasn’t the problem—it was adjusting from the small stage to a massive arena with a dispersed audience, strange acoustics, a cold space…and a drummer’s worst nightmare: a broken bass drum head ...

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    May 12, 2013 Mark Schulman Perform Your Best ‘Worst Case Scenario’ (Part I)

    Excerpt from CONQUERING LIFE’S STAGE FRIGHT One of my worst anxieties comes from the fact that anything could derail or distract me at any time. Since unexpected events are among the most potent means of stimulating physiological stress reactions, many performers adopt rigid preparation schedules, ordering their lives on the day of a show so ...

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    May 5, 2013 Mark Schulman Lead With Your Strengths To Build Your Confidence

    In his book, Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath wrote, “People who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.” When you are confronting a presentation, communication ...

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    April 21, 2013 Mark Schulman Understand Your Fear

    Understand Your Fear Jerry Seinfeld has a quote: “According to most studies, people’s No. 1 fear is public speaking. No. 2 is death. Death is No. 2. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Have you ...

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    April 12, 2013 Mark Schulman The Highest Good of All Concerned (HGAC)

    I have a viewpoint that I like to do things for the highest good of all concerned- as opposed to just ‘my’ concern.  This applies to performance as it relates to a team, band, company, family or any group beyond a solo performance.  It is our responsibility to have clarity not only for ourselves, but ...

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    March 29, 2013 Mark Schulman Giving Yourself To Your Audience-

    If you’ve ever seen P!NK perform, she creates really extraordinary, physically straining shows, if only for the sake of confronting her own limitations, despite an unyielding moratorium on lip syncing. No matter how crazy she gets with her mystifying upside down spins in the silks or acrobatic drops 40 feet above the stage, she’ll only ...

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    March 16, 2013 Mark Schulman Create An Anchor For Your Presentation

    An excerpt from CONQUERING LIFE’S STAGE FRIGHT: Victoria Recaño, an Emmy award-winning presenter, best known as correspondent and host of The Insider. She recently filmed a soliloquy in a movie—and blanked. “I was freaking out. I’ve never had that happen. I had no idea what the line was. It blows your whole confidence, and suddenly ...

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    March 10, 2013 Mark Schulman NFL Kicker Busts Through His Anxiety

    NFL free agent Clint Stitser relies on strict visualization techniques that not only enable him to focus as a pro athlete, but as the head of his residential real estate business. “For me it’s an outcome-based obsession (clarity about the goal). I build a tunnel to my target. I walk the field anytime I have ...

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    February 23, 2013 Mark Schulman Check Your Ego At the Door

    Dr. Paul Stoltz was voted one of the top 100 thinkers.  He firmly believes that the biggest trap in presenting is ego. “The worst and biggest compliment for me was when I was a young, precocious buck. People kept telling me what a great and skilled presenter I was. Now, I think that’s a slap ...

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    February 14, 2013 Mark Schulman Top Performers Talk About Their Audiences

    Mark Papia, Chief Revenue Officer of Connexivity, has a powerful tool for addressing a big audience.  “When you’re speaking in front of a group of 20 people or a group of 2,000 people, you deal with that by not focusing on the fact that there are 2,000 people looking at you, you deal with that ...

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    February 8, 2013 Mark Schulman Human GPS

    I’ve researched how people define GPS as it relates to the human condition, and I think Dr. Jim Samuels’ (www.drjimsamuels.com) philosophy is the simplest and most effective. His formula: Goal, problem, solution. We set goals, and then solve problems that arise as a result of these goals. If you’re thirsty, you get a glass of ...

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