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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and … Continue reading

An Open Letter to All Stage Technicians:

An Open Letter to All Stage Technicians: Dear Techs, On behalf of all performers, thank you. Your job is weird in that the better you are at it, the less anyone notices you’re there. As performers, we constantly struggle with that as a concept. We often link attention with importance, yet without your silent presence….

The Real Humanities Crisis

The Real Humanities Crisis “Crisis” and “decline” are the words of the day in discussions of the humanities. A primary stimulus for the concern is a startling factoid: only 8 percent of undergraduates major in humanities. But this figure is misleading. It does not include majors in closely related fields such as history, journalism and … Continue reading

10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People

10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People Over this past Labor Day weekend, I found myself reading excerpts from distinguished professor of psychology and management Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s (pronounced me-HIGH chick-sent-me-HIGH-ee) seminal book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People (HarperCollins, 1996). He writes: “I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people … Continue reading

The 1 Thing Actors Aren’t Doing in Their Auditions

The 1 Thing Actors Aren’t Doing in Their Auditions When did acting—and auditioning—and the pursuit of a life in the arts become a big fat dramatic tragedy? When the Greeks originally started doing theatre what did they call that thing they put up in front of the audience?