Table of Contents
Who is this book for?
About this book
The structure of this book
How to use this book
7 Tips for getting the most out of Performing in The Zone
Introduction What is The Zone?
PART ONE The Theory
Chapter 1 The alternative performance equation
Chapter 2 What is performance arousal?
Chapter 3 Why do we experience performance arousal anyway?
Chapter 4 How much positive performance arousal do you need?
Chapter 5 Why do you want to perform in The Zone?
PART TWO The Techniques
Chapter 6 Introduction – Getting into The Zone
Chapter 7 Add Value
Chapter 8 Breathing
Chapter 9 Cue Cards
Chapter 10 Excessive Talk, and Silence
Chapter 11 E=mc2
Chapter 12 Feign Confidence
Chapter 13 Free Writing
Chapter 14 Get a Coach
Chapter 15 Going Peripheral
Chapter 16 Keep a Balanced Life –
You are more than what you do!
Chapter 17 Keep a Performance Journal
Chapter 18 Laughing Yoga
Chapter 19 Learn to Laugh at Yourself
Chapter 20 Living in The Now
Chapter 21 My Time and Intelligent Time Management
Chapter 22 Posture, Body Language and Movement
Chapter 23 Practise!
Chapter 24 Practising Performing – 5 Steps to Mastery
Chapter 25 Pre-Performance Rituals and Mantras
Chapter 26 Qi Gong – A Soft Style Martial Art
Chapter 27 Role models and Role Play
Chapter 28 Self Talk: Angels and Devils
Chapter 29 Self Talk: Think in the Positive
Chapter 30 Stay Away From Negative People
Chapter 31 Visualisation
Chapter 32 Voice Quality
Chapter 33 Conclusion – Five Favourites
PART THREE The Programme
Chapter 34 The 12 Week Performance Success Programme
Chapter 35 The 12 Week Performance Success Programme:
Chapter 36 What now?
PART FOUR Digging Deeper
Chapter 37 The Emotional Handbrake
Chapter 38 Diet and Exercise
Chapter 39 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Chapter 40 Alexander Technique
Chapter 41 Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Chapter 42 Audio Programmes
Chapter 43 Get a Personal Coach
Chapter 44 Become a Personal Coach
Chapter 45 A Final Thought...
Appendix 1 Performance Arousal:
How The Zone Diagrams Were Derived
Appendix 2 Performance Journal
Bibliography and Suggested Further Reading
About the author