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Performance Anxiety – Overcoming Nervousness on Stage – 5 Tips

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
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By Nick Cresswell

If you’ve never performed anything to a group of people before, you will most likely find that the closer the time comes to stepping onto the stage, the more anxious about your presentation. Just because you are nervous it doesn’t mean that you still can’t do a good job.

Here are 5 tips that will help you overcome stage fright.

1. Don’t Fight It

As the great Australian blues guitar player Songdog once said: “Nerves are good. You’re designed to have them so that means you’re functioning properly. No nerves means no emotion and no emotion means no soul.”

The first key to overcoming performance anxiety is to accept that it is a natural occurrence. If you try and fight it, you’ll only make yourself tenser.

2. Focus On Your Breathing

Often when we are stressed our breathing goes from being calm and regulated to inconsistent and constricted. If you pay attention and ensure that you are breathing in a controlled manner, it will help you to steady your nerves. Keep this in mind before and while you are on stage.

3. Allow Yourself To Make Mistakes

Often our anxiety comes from worrying about what other people will think of us. Everyone wants to feel that they are accepted and what they are doing is seen by others as good. This becomes even more so when you are in front of many people with all the attention focused on you. You can take some of the pressure off yourself by allowing for mistakes. As long as you keep moving along with what you are doing, mistakes will go unnoticed by the majority of people.

4. Over Prepare

The best way to ensure that you can overcome the mind game is if you know that you can do a great job. The more preparation you do, the more confidence you’ll have in yourself. If you over-prepare, you will be believe in yourself and know that you can deliver the expectations you put on yourself. If you are making a presentation then do a dress rehearsal in front of members of your family. If you are performing music then find an audience of friends or find an open mic night to play at.

5. Get Back On The Horse!

The more you perform the more you will be able to steady yourself and learn how to control any nervousness that you encounter. You will learn how to control your energy and focus on what you are doing. Look for as many opportunities as possible and fine tune your presentation or your act in front of an audience. The more you do it, the better you’ll get.

Performance anxiety is a natural occurrence that most people go through. By accepting that nervousness is a part of being on stage and having good preparation, you will find that you will be able to overcome your worst fears about delivering to a room full of people.

About The Author:

Nick Cresswell is a musician, music teacher, author and webmaster of http://www.FreeJamTracks.com/. Free Jam Tracks provides guitarists, bassists and drummers with free, high quality jam tracks, articles and music instruction. Download your free tracks today: http://www.FreeJamTracks.com/.

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Tips For Figuring Out Your Musical Talent

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Jutlan Dave

When it comes to launching a career in music, it’s important to know what you excel in. After all, the industry is full of people that have a variety of talents, so how do you know which is yours?

To start, figure out what you want to do. Are you a singer or just a general performer that can sing, dance and engage in a multitude of entertainment options? Are you a hip-hop artist or a country singer? The key to figuring out your musical talent is to determine where your passions lie. Do you love to sing with all of your heart? Is dancing your dream? Decide what you love about music or the entertainment industry and then follow your heart from that point. Figure out what you are good in, also; for example, entering some local or regional talent shows will show you how others receive your talent and how well you can perform in front of groups of people. This is an important skill if you want to become a musician of any caliber. And while you know you are talented, you must first find out if you can convey that talent to others before investing your time and resources into the music industry.

Next, you must figure out a way to showcase your musical talent. For example, if you are a singer, then you need to work with a London recording studio to put together a demo. The demo is your music on a disc of some sort that you can hand out to industry professionals to showcase your talents. Working with a London recording studio can ensure that you have the best demo possible to highlight your music talent in the best way possible. Music production is also the key to making sure your demo sounds amazing and gets you to where you want to go.

Once you have figured out what your musical talent is, you can pursue with all of the passion within you. Discovering your passion is actually the easy part; figuring out a plan to pursue it is where you will have to put in a bit of work. They key to working with an amazing London recording studio to make a demo that will show off this passion to those in the industry that matter and can help make things happen. From there, you will the ability to use your gift to touch the world.

Jutland Recording Studios London provides the highest quality service when it comes to recording, music mixing, music production and mastering. To learn more about services, visit our web site at London recording studio or blog at London recording studios

ARTICLE SOURCE: Dave, Jutlan “Tips For Figuring Out Your Musical Talent.” Tips For Figuring Out Your Musical Talent. 29 Aug. 2009. EzineArticles.com. 16 Sep 2009