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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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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Dealing with Anxiety

The other day I saw an article on essential tips for public speaking by someone whose posts I usually like and think very valuable. They listed about 15 different things to think about before performing, some of which I think are great – like enjoy what you are doing – others I question, but that’s not really my issue.

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Confidence vs Arrogance as a Performer

One of the things that comes up again and again for the singers I work with is the balance between confidence and arrogance. How can you be self-confident without veering into arrogance?

The answer for me is simple, once you understand that arrogance is a form of armour against vulnerability.

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3 Minute Ideas – 4. Name it to Tame it

This is a series of 3 minute videos to help performers be more comfortable, confident and effective in front of an audience. Sharing powerful ideas and strategies in a short space of time.

This video is on the idea of name it to tame it. An idea described by Dan Siegel, it looks as the best way to deal with emotions and manage them more effectively.

Especially for performers, this is a very useful technique for dealing with fear.

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3 Minute Ideas – 3. How World Class Professionals Practise

This is a series of 3 minute videos to help performers be more comfortable, confident and effective in front of an audience. Sharing powerful ideas and strategies in a short space of time.

This video is on how world class professionals practise. Based on the work of Andres Ericsson, I take a look at the different types of practice we can use, and which is the most effective.

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