We all know how important it is for our audiences to feel like they understand us, get what we are talking about so want to hear what we have to say or sing. Them empathising with us is what helps us achieve this, but how do we help them empathise with us, and what else can empathy do for us as performers?
How can you use empathy in engaging your audience?
more “Engaging Your Audience – The Power of Empathy”
When we are courageous enough to put ourselves out there in public, we risk making a mistake or two, and feeling stupid. We’ve all had performances we’ve felt have gone badly, and some we feel have gone disastrously wrong. This can make us feel like we never want to perform again, or at least not until we’re a good deal better, have learned the words, or have nailed our technique etc.
So how do we deal with Messing up in Public? How do we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves down?
This blog looks at what to do after a disastrous performance, how to get your confidence back and put yourself out there again.
It’s not easy, but there’s a way to make it a lot easier. more “How to Recover from Messing Up in Public”
When we perform ourselves in front of an audience we want them to remember us for the right reasons. So often we are worried that we will mess up and then the memory they will go away with is of how terrible we are.
In this blog I take a look at what it takes to stand out from the crowd, what gets in the way of us doing this and how we can change that. more “How to Stand Out for all the Right Reasons”
What is the quickest way to stop procrastinating? In Step 1 we looked at the reasons we procrastinate, in Step 2 I explained why what we usually do to get stuff done doesn’t work. In the last step of my vlog series on procrastination I cover the quickest way to stop procrastinating and get stuff done….. more “Why do we procrastinate? The 3 reasons and how to stop! The Quickest Fix”
How do you deal with it when you are putting things off? Does it work and how does it make you feel? In this second step of my series “Why do we procrastinate? The 3 reasons and how to stop” we look at the best way to deal with procrastination and the most effective way to break the cycle of putting things off more “Why do we procrastinate? The 3 reasons and how to stop! Breaking the Cycle”
What sort of things do you say to yourself when you are putting things of? Lots of my clients call themselves lazy or stupid when they are not doing the things they think they should, but is that the real reason people put things off?
When we start to look into it, one of three reasons usually appears, none of which are that they are lazy or stupid – so it is much easier to fix! more “Why do we procrastinate? The 3 reasons and how to stop! – Step 1”
How do we develop skills? What is the best way to practise and develop our talents? In this blog I look at how to build skills using the myelination of neurons. If that means nothing to you, watch the video….
more “How to Build Skills (Using Myelination of Neurons!)”
How do we truly engage an audience? Is there a secret? This blog is all about the key to really connecting with your audience, in a way that makes them want to stop and listen to you, and go away remembering you for all the right reasons!
more “How to Really Connect with Your Audience”
What is the best way to learn, neurobiologically speaking? How can we make the most of research into neuroplasticity in order to improve our performances? In this blog I cover the best thing to do to improve what you do.
more “Neuroplasticity and the Art of Improving Your Performance”
So many of my clients have an interesting relationship with perfection. Perhaps that is why I am drawn to work with them – because my relationship with perfection has been turbulent to say the least over the years! I got thinking about why it is I prioritise perfection over excellence sometimes (and this might be just my issue!) Here is my analysis on Perfect Performances vs Brilliant Performances.
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