I had the unique opportunity recently while visiting with Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh before a game to meet Olympic gold medal winner Helen Maroulis–the first US woman to win gold in wrestling.
The conversation between the coach and Helen turned to the power of focus in the minutes leading up to competition.
Focus Impacts Performance
As I listened to the conversation I thought about how Maroulis’s focus applies perfectly to everyone who has to step into the spotlight, walk to the front of the room, and bring a presentation to life.
Control Your Thoughts, Not the Audience
Imagine the world watching you perform.
That’s what Maroulis faced, as an underdog no less.
The way she handled the pressure and her thoughts will help you handle your pressure and your thoughts before your next presentation.