Being in Control When You Perform

The aim of so many people when they come to work with me is to feel more in control when they perform. They just want to feel safer and less vulnerable. I get it, that’s how I used to be. I felt that if I could be in control I would do a good enough job, or even a great one, and would feel confident when I put myself out there.

The trouble is THIS IS NOT THE WAY IT WORKS. Let me tell you the reason, and a better way to improve your performing that not only works, it helps you feel so much more confident too.

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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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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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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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