Dealing with Mistakes in Performing – Video 4

In this final video I will be teaching you how to use your current reaction to help you create a new and different response to making a mistake. One that puts you as a wise, kind friend, capable of getting the best out of yourself and avoiding future mistakes.

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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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Improving Eye Contact to Improve Confidence

As an introvert I have struggled for years with making eye contact with people. As a performer this made things really hard because finding it hard to look people in the eye made the audience feel even more daunting. If you are avoiding looking at people, how can you focus on connecting with them? In this video I tell you a way to experiment with eye contact that might help you.

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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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