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Exclamation STAGE FEAR - IMPORTANT! - March 14th 2015, 08:24 AM

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I want to become an entertainer, singer, songwriter (Like MJ). I'm terribly shy and introvert. I've never sung or performed in front of others (too shy! ) but I know I can do it. I have stage fright too, I can't stand on a stage in front of 250 people in school without my legs shaking (I HATE wen that happens i dont know why it happens.. I knw d audience isnt gonna eat me or anything. I keep saying "nothins gonna happen its perfectly okay.." but i cant stop my legs from shaking.. )

It is essential for me to get over this damn stage fright.. Please help! Thanks for ur time.
   
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Re: STAGE FEAR - IMPORTANT! - March 14th 2015, 10:33 PM

Hi there Michael,

Having stage fright is horrible, and I wish you the best in becoming a entertainer or singer/songwriter. I suggest that you try to build up your confidence in standing up and maybe delivering a small talk on a hobby to a small group, for example your family members or friends. You could slowly increase the amount of people that you are standing in front of, and this would help you build up your confidence.
If you are going on stage, try to relax before going on stage and when you are on stage you could try imagining your favourite person in the audience. Make sure to practice as much as possible, and I'm sure that you'll be fine.

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Re: STAGE FEAR - IMPORTANT! - March 14th 2015, 10:45 PM

I'm assuming that you probably don't like public speaking (like in school presentations) much either. So, perhaps you should start with just practicing being in front of a room of people?

The more you talk in front of a crowd (even if it's just answering questions in class), the more comfortable you'll get being in front of a crowd -- whether or not the presentation goes well.

I really think that, if your school will be having a talent show this year, you should participate in it.

I know, I know. It might sound scary and I might sound crazy, telling you to just go for it like that.
But like it or not, no matter how much preparation you do before-hand, for a performance, your first time singing in front of people is not going to be amazing.

That's why I think it's important to practice and practice and practice NOW. You'll gain confidence with each performance, and it'll get more comfortable and much more easy as you go along.


Also, you could try humming or singing softly under your breath when around your friends or other people. (just don't make it seem like you're trying to get their attention. make sure it's not too forced, i guess.) That way, whether they hear you singing or not, you'll be more comfortable using your voice around other people.


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Re: STAGE FEAR - IMPORTANT! - March 14th 2015, 11:16 PM

Another idea is to try performing with a group of people rather than by yourself. It can help to have support up there with you.
The more time you spend on stage, the more comfortable you will become! Good luck with your future as a singer, I think you'll be amazing!


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Re: STAGE FEAR - IMPORTANT! - March 15th 2015, 06:22 AM

Hey! I want to be an actress when I'm older, and I have absolutely no problem going on stage for acting or public speaking (I actually love speeches in class, lol), but singing is a different story for me too! It's difficult!!
I went to a Musical Improv thing once (which was amazing, btw) and the guy in it started off by saying "First of all, you are all Beyonce. This is what I do for a living, and I'm really not that great of a singer, but you know how I do it? I sing like I'm Beyonce. Because even if you aren't that great, you'll be confident and the crowd will be entertained!" And always before we sang something he would yell "WHO ARE WE?" and everyone would yell back "BEYONCE!" Idk, that's random, but I think it's pretty good advice and I think about it a lot. I mean, everyone says confidence is key, and I really do believe in that.
Also, if I'm ever nervous for anything, I try to just be a character! Like, in a play, if I have to do something weird I just think "Okay, this isn't me, this is my character. If people think this is stupid of weird, they won't think I'M stupid and weird, they'll think that character is!" and so I just try to put myself into a character and think that whatever people think, it's not about ME, it's about whatever character I'm playing!
I feel like this info is kind of useless... I don't know, I just felt like commenting and this is what I like to do
Remember, no matter what: YOU ARE BEYONCE AND YOU CAN BELT IT OUT LIKE BEYONCE.


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