EVER “CHOKE?” Sian Beilock, PH.D. can help!

Open Book and Discussion Group based on the book:


The book was authored by Sian Beilock, PH.D.

Tuesday Evening 01.18.11 at 7

Greetings All,

Have you ever choked? Choked on an interview, sales presentation, date, confrontation, sporting event, other? Has success been ripped from your grasp even though all of the factors seemed to be in your possession? Perhaps you still aren’t sure even what all went wrong? How many different flavors of choking are there? Are we condemned by predestination to crash and burn regardless of how long we have studied or practiced for a challenge? Why do some seem to thrive under intense pressure while others crash and burn at the least little intricacy?

Sian Beilock has made the study of choking her life’s work and while there is still more to learn Beilock provides tangible knowledge and strategies to help in the here and now. Not exactly pleasure reading for sure but, if you are in a job search or have ever lost a victory of any kind due to choking you need to read this book and take careful notes.

“Choke” Points:

  • Why “choking” is very personal
  • Why pros and rookies both choke but for different reasons
  • Avoiding the hideous chasm called “overthink”
  • Why “high stakes” changes everything
  • What can be done to avoid choking at inopportune moments
  • Practice, training, and study alone won’t save you, what will is___________
  • Sian Beilock generously shares numerous secrets and tips on how to avoid and recover from choking
  • Key research and what fMRI tells us about the brain and choking
  • Realizing what happens to your brain chemistry in “Do-or-Die” situations
  • Why it is better to emulate Sarah Hughes than Michelle Kwan
  • “Pausing” as a key strategy (But will it work in interviews?)
  • Maximizing your “brain voxels”
  • Always study the best, not the failures
  • Reasons that small training/learning communities trump larger ones
  • Situations in which “less brain power can be more.”
  • The power and threat of stereotyping and what you need know about it


“Getting people to think about aspects of themselves that are conducive to success can be enough to propel them to a top performance and prevent choking.” ­­– Sian Beilock

Have you ever choked?

Please do bring your business cards so that you can network smartly with others as we make our way to Steak & Shake for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat afterward. We never choke at Steak & Shake.

Join us, won’t you?


$timulus: An Open Book and Networking Group

Barnes & Noble in the Streets of West Chester

(I-75 Exit 19 Union Centre Blvd., Past The Rave Theater)

9455 Civic Centre Boulevard, West Chester, OH 45069

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M.

There is no charge for $timulus!!!

Monte at 513.769.6313 or montewashburn@gmail.com



About MonteWashburn

Greetings, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Monte, a passionate lover of a great spectrum of nonfiction books and authors and in hoping to provide some guidance to the many currently unemployed or under-employed persons much of the content posted here will revolve around books of the job search, career, entrepreneurial pursuits and personal development. Other related blogs and material will be heralded here as well. And a little fiction just may sneak in as well from time to time. May you find your own stimulus here. Expectantly, Monte
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