Gymnastics – History and Present Era

Gymnastics is very interesting thing which is not only enjoyable for the athlete who presents the strength and training and also it is very interesting for being watched by the viewers. The most prominent and big event regarding gymnastics are Olympics. Now hundreds of years have been passed of this game. This game was also practiced by the ancient Greeks and a courtyard was specially designed by them for jumping, running, and wrestling, and still it is very famous and people all around the world participate in it and also millions of people come to see this.

After the period of ancient Greeks gymnastics and Olympics became corrupted and then it was almost forgotten. Then in 1830 a group of immigrants included people like Charles Foller, Charles Beck, and Francis Lieber came to introduce this sport to the local school system. Then day by day American children started taking interest in this game and they really liked to be a part of it. Then in 1881 the fame of formation of the Bureau of the European Gymnastics Federation aroused. This federation had important tasks to do. Their main duties were to monitor the problems of players and competitions and arrange the international competition like the World Championships and Olympics and also it was supervising this game within America.

In these competitions not only men but women can also participate. Comparing with the gymnastics in that era to present period, now there are more variations in game. The events are now arranged on a very high scale and lots of budget is included for any country who arranges this event. And people really wait for it. What matters is that now which country will arrange it and how creatively it will be presented. Now this game is more turned towards the displaying of strength, dance, rhythm, tumbling, and coordination.

Effectively Reduce the Use of Authority When Negotiating

When you negotiate, to what ‘authority’ do you succumb? When we negotiate, information is presented to enhance or demur the perception of authority. At times, we are told information being conveyed came from some form of authority. Thus, the projection of that information is supposed to possess validity and impress us. When such information is presented to you, dressed in the trappings of authority, if the information doesn’t appear to be valid, or you have a ‘gut’ feeling that it doesn’t reside well with you, question its validity.

It appears that Michael Jackson, bless his soul, relied upon an authority to address his concerns of well being. In the end, it appears that authority misguided him.

Another problem that occurs with information, coming from the quarters of authority, is the fact that some people will view it as being suspect, when in reality, it’s valid. As an example, had Michael Jackson not passed away, but instead was rushed to the hospital and the public was told he was hospitalized due to some undisclosed illness, or whatever the reason his ‘handlers’ felt would serve Michael’s interest, some people would have sought something more sinister behind the message. They would have questioned the motives of those presenting the information and possibly thought it was a publicity stunt to highlight his pending tour. They might have even thought it was some form of disguise to solicit empathy for Michael. Those possessing such thoughts might have justified their beliefs based on what they may have considered to be, ‘the strange behavior’ that Michael displayed in the past.

The point is, when you’re negotiating, don’t always rely on information to be factual, in the form in which it’s presented, and don’t be too quick to discount its validity. You should always mentally question, the motives of the other negotiator, what it is that he’s attempting to do, and what he seeks as an outcome. By doing so, you’ll get insight into how he wishes you to perceive the information being presented and you’ll be able to reconcile how you’re perceiving the data against that backdrop.

When negotiating, use all of your senses. Observe the manner by which the other negotiator is presenting. Look for signs through his body language that indicates dissimilarities between his words and body gestures. Pay attention to his pitch and tone when he’s speaking. Once you note variations in his speech from that of earlier parts of the conversation, mentally note those differences and follow the lead of his body. The body never lies. It will project the truth much clearer and assuredly than the spoken word. Once you’re able to discern fact from fiction at the negotiation table, you’ll start winning more negotiation sessions. You’ll become a savvy negotiator that will walk away from the negotiation with more of what was on the table… and everything will be right with the world.

The Negotiation Tips Are…

• As we negotiate, there are times when we intuitively don’t trust what we hear or see. When that occurs, question why you’re experiencing such feelings. There will be reasons behind such emotions.
• In order to become a more experienced negotiator, commit to gaining insight into the subtle nuances of body language. There’s a hidden world of secret information in the gestures of someone’s body maneuvers.
• If you are astute and don’t allow your position to be swayed by the misrepresentation of information coming from ‘authority’, you’ll be very well positioned to point the negotiation in an advantageous direction.

Presenting a New Concept Or Innovation to The Status Quo

Without passion, a presentation can turn into the proverbial nightmare. Especially when you are presenting a new idea to a group that has always done things the same way, and isn’t really looking for any new way to do anything. Still, if you are an innovative and inventive type of person it is hard for you to be involved in a group that refuses to progress forward.

There is nothing wrong with you; the problem is within the stagnation of the status quo running the organization. So what can you do, you ask?

Well let me explain how to present a new concept or innovation to the status quo, and why your passion, energy, and strength of character is needed to see this through. First of all, you must realize there will be people in the group that are not interested in anything you say, they don’t even want to be there listening to a new idea. You must not dwell on this or spend your time looking at these people and trying to convince them, you can’t, and they won’t change.

Also, you should not spend your time talking to people who agree with you and looking them in the eyes while giving your presentation, they are already on board and all you need to do is smile at them once in a while when giving your presentation. They are already on your team and will vote if it comes down to a vote for your new concept or innovation.

The people you need to concentrate on are those people who are on the fence, who perhaps make up portions of the leadership of the organization, but also generally go along with the flow and the general consensus of the group. They can be your change-makers and it makes sense to gear your talk and presentation towards them. I hope you will consider this advice and good luck in presenting.