The Mental Toughness Summit 2012
Online podcast presentations by multiple “Thought-Leaders And Role Models on Extraordinary Achievement – Helping You Succeed Under Pressure”
Free live online presentations May 21st – May 25th.
Recordings available after the Summit.
From the site:
Why do some people perform at their best under pressure and others choke?
What’s the difference between those who not only survive but thrive when faced with incredible challenge – and those who cut their losses and throw in the towel?
It’s not skill, talent or knowledge. And it’s not superior training or genes.
The “X factor” — that unmistakable quality that escapes easy definition — is mental toughness. And you know it when you see it.
… It’s the 140-pound farm kid from Nebraska who’s never seen the ocean before making it through the rigorous Navy SEALs training – while the former Olympic athlete drops out.
… It’s basketball unknown Jeremy Lin coming out of the D-League to lead the Knicks on a winning streak.
… It’s the 13-year-old winner of the National Spelling Bee spending countless hours in solitary practice with numerous spelling study guides and the dictionary to steadily improve her final ranking during five consecutive years of competition.
… And it’s tech entrepreneur Eric Migicovsky persevering in the face of rejection by potential investors to raise a record $7.1 million to fund development of his innovation through crowd-sourcing
Across every arena, the ability to drive relentlessly toward a goal despite failure, adversity and plateaus — to display grit when the going gets rough — that’s mental toughness.
One of the free presentations:
“Choke: Why We Blunder Under Pressure and How The Secrets of the Brain Can Help Get It Right”
- The “curse of expertise” and how the way pressure affects our performance depends on the activity and the type of memory required
- The “Obama effect” and other common stereotypes on performance
- Techniques that cure choking
LIVE: Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 AM PDT | 12:00 pm EDT | 6:00 PM CEST (Free recording available for 24 hours after)
SIAN BEILOCK, Ph.D, is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure” and the many factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing.
She is the author of Choke: What The Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To.
See the list of presenters and sign up for