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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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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