Being in Control When You Perform

The aim of so many people when they come to work with me is to feel more in control when they perform. They just want to feel safer and less vulnerable. I get it, that’s how I used to be. I felt that if I could be in control I would do a good enough job, or even a great one, and would feel confident when I put myself out there.

The trouble is THIS IS NOT THE WAY IT WORKS. Let me tell you the reason, and a better way to improve your performing that not only works, it helps you feel so much more confident too.

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Does procrastination get in the way of your success?

What would it feel like to nail your next audition?

Procrastination is the enemy in so many performer’s lives, buy procrastination is nothing more than a fear of failure, and you know it’s your roadblock to success.

What have you been putting off doing that you know will help you achieve that? You know what you have to do to succeed, but somehow you are always putting it off until the last minute, deadline surfing.

WAIT!

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Dealing with Mistakes in Performing – Video 3

This is the third video in this series. In this video I will be helping put different perspective on how you react so you can understand it more and start to change it to a more effective response.

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Dealing with Mistakes in Performing – Video 2

What is the reason you react to mistakes the way you do? 

Mistakes play a huge role in performing, not just because making them can impact the performance, but also because how we feel about them can impact how we perform.

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Dealing with Mistakes in Performing – Video 1

When you make a mistake, what do you do? Often how we react when we are performing is also how we react in life, and do you know how that is for you?

Understanding how you react when you make a mistake can be the first step in the road to changing how you feel when you make mistakes and actually reducing the number of mistakes you make…..

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Anxiety and Singing

My last blog was on Dealing with Anxiety, following that I did a series of live videos on Facebook for my group The Fearless Performer expanding on that topic.

I thought I would upload the videos here for you all to see. I cover each of the three tips covered in the blog, looking in detail at anxiety and singing, and how we can deal with it effectively.

The more you explore the concept of connecting with these three vital elements of performing, the more you will get from your performing, and the more you audience will get too. They are the fundamentals.

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How to Really Connect with Your Audience

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!

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Neuroplasticity and the Art of Improving Your Performance

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.

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How to sing like Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann is one of the most famous and successful tenors of recent years. He has a versatile and beautiful voice and is one of the hottest properties of the opera world at the moment. But he was not without his struggles, and his struggles and how he came through them could be really interesting for other singers.
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Does mindfulness help preparation?

Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular, and I use it on a daily basis. Recently I used it in a workshop to help people prepare for a performance. One of the participants challenged me on this as they felt that it distracted them from properly preparing for their performance. This made me think….. more “Does mindfulness help preparation?”