Having Confidence On Stage
As many of you know, I have been performing and singing since I was a little girl. Whether you are an actor, a singer, a comedian, or simply enjoying performing burlesque or trapeze in your free time, it can be quite easy to overanalyze yourself. To some degree, it’s important to think this way. You want to know your hair is in place and that you’re not going to have a wardrobe malfunction. For dancers and singers that spend hours tailoring their act and outfits, attention to detail is key.
I definitely strive for perfection, however, it’s important not to let this desire override who we are. You gotta remember to stay loose and HAVE FUN! The audience can feel your energy from stage. Below are some tips on what I do… 🙂
Don’t Be Afraid To Go Extra
That’s right… Go for IT! You might want to spend the next week designing and tailoring your outfit, or trying a crazy makeup look and practicing to get it perfect. Don’t be afraid to practice your art in the way that is most important to you. On top of that, don’t be afraid to express yourself, no matter how loud or modest that might be. Now I know all of you out there aren’t professional performers. Some of you just want to feel comfortable taking the stage at a work conference and giving a speech. So here’s a cool new trick to improve your confidence in a way you might like. For example, don’t underestimate what a winning smile can achieve. Something cool I found (and a little out of the box) is – ‘what is digital smile design concept‘ and how anyone can apply this to his or her routine. A smile is one of the first things we notice about a person. Shouldn’t we all feel good about ours? 🙂
Connect With Other Supportive Artists
If you wanted to start in burlesque, for example, simply jumping in alone might be hard. Instead, connecting with people in positive cooperation can help you feel like part of a community, and you can learn from those around you. If anything, someone struggling with confidence can then feed on the energy of others and everyone can benefit.
Develop & Understand
Paying attention to your craft and trying every day to set small goals to improve is always important. If you’re a comedian and you bomb on stage, for example, chalking this up to a learning experience can be a wonderful thing. It happens. To EVERYONE. Knowing how to deal with the unexpected with grace is just another sign of a pro.
With all this in mind, we hope you can rock that stage as you deserve to.