Do you trust yourself as a performer?

Do you trust yourself as a performer? Do you trust that you will be good enough? Does it matter if you don’t?

Lack of trust in ourselves as performers can be behind a lot of the things that trip us up and get in the way of us performing the way we know we can. It’s that age old truth that the more we don’t trust we will remember the words, the more likely it is we will forget them.

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3 Minute Ideas – Breaking the Vulnerability Cycle

I’ve talked to you about the most effective way to observe yourself as a singer and how to talk to yourself in the most effective way.

In this third and final blog in this series, I’m going to talk about the vulnerability cycle.

Moving from the place where how you treat yourself can make your nerves worse, to a place where how you treat yourself actually helps you reduce your nerves, sing with more joy and improve the way you sing too!

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3 Minute Ideas – Adulting not Parenting

When you want to achieve something, do you feel you need to be stern with yourself? How do you talk to yourself about your singing and your mistakes?

Do you treat yourself with respect?

Do you feel you are a responsible adult or do you feel more like a incompetent or naughty child? Do you feel that to get things done you have to use a firmer tone?

In this video I talk about the pits you can fall into when you talk to yourself, why you can fall into them and what to do to climb out.

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3 Minute Ideas – Improving your singing using non-judgmental observation

What is the best way to improve your singing? How can you make improvements without ending up feeling hopeless and frustrated.

Over the next 3 weeks I’m going to be sharing with you tips from The Fearless Performer, my online programme, that will help you get the most from your singing. This week I’m looking at Non-judgmental observation as a tool for achieving improvement in your singing.

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Creating Connection with Your Audience

One of the most important things you can do as a performer is to connect with your audience.

That is the reason people watch performances, to feel emotions and find connection. This is so important in these times when we have been so isolated and restricted. So how do you achieve this?

In this video I talk about how you can create this connection and how you really draw your audiences in to your performances…..

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Who am I?

Some of you know me really well, you may have known me for years and/or done some intensive work with me.

Others of you don’t know me at all. The work I do can seem a bit different and out there but there is a reason I do what I do, and a theory behind it all.

I didn’t start as the confident person you see in these videos, and my life both as a singer and a person has definitely had its ups and downs.

If you would like to know a bit more about me, who I am, what I do and why I do what I do, this video sets out my story (well some of it at least!)……..

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How to learn a song without using repetition?

There are so many memory tips and tricks out there used to help people remember the words for a song and they almost all forget what I think is the most important ingredient.

That is your best method at the moment?

In this video I lay out my strategy for learning a song designed to help you learn without endless repetition, and to enable you to learn the song in a way that helps you really connect with the audience and deliver it in a captivating way.

When you manage to have a song really in your soul, you sing it in a completely different way, and what the audience hears is something on a different level.

Watch the video to find out more…..

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How your toes can help you sing!

When we sing we can really get caught up in our heads.

Are you an overthinker? If you are then you are very like me because this is a problem I have struggled with all my life.

Another way you might be like me could be that you use your brain to solve your problems, and it’s done a pretty good job over the years.

The trouble is, these two don’t really work together. You can see that the solution to overthinking can’t really be to think more….but that’s often what we try to do.

There is a different way…..

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Can I get rid of my nerves when singing?

Sometimes we can think that we can’t change our reactions when we perform. That nerves and anxiety are just part of the process, but is this true? Can you get rid of you nerves when singing?

In this video I challenge this perspective and show you a different perspective.

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Fear helps you perform – Is that true?

A lot of singers believe that fear can give them an edge, and can help drive them forward to achieve everything they want. But is this true?

In this video I show you why I believe this isn’t true and how you can exchange fear for something more effective and enjoyable.

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