Perspective Shifts & Your Audience

So many people think that how they feel about an audience will never change, that they just have to control their reaction.


You can feel comfortable and confident in front of any audience, it just takes shifting your perspective. Don’t get me wrong, to get to a stage where you becomes your go to place to be when performing can take some work changing beliefs that you hold, and assumptions you are making, but even some simple and easy to implement perspective shifts can make a massive difference….

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What does your Audience want?

Performers can assume they know what an audience want, they want you to do a good job don’t they? The truth is people rarely stop to think about a performance from the audience’s perspective, they think what they want to show the audience, but not what the audience actually want.

In this video I explore what the audience actually wants.

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What to think about on stage….

I’ve been doing a lot of Mini-Backstage reviews, which is a thing I do (and if you’re interested, I’ll put a link at the bottom of this video, this blog) but in the process of doing those it’s got me thinking about what is the most effective thing to think about when you get on stage to help with your nerves.

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Ending the rejection….

I’m an A type personality (recovering).

If you look up what this means, this is what you might find:

‘The phrase “Type A” refers to a pattern of behaviour and personality associated with high achievement, competitiveness, and impatience.’

And that described me to a T, especially the impatience.

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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.


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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