Hi, I’m Vi Wickam, and this is your myTalentForge.com Quick Tip of the Week.
Have you ever wondered how to be more calm when you’re on stage performing? Now you don’t necessarily want to be as calm as I’m being right now.
But it’s great to be at peace with yourself. And it’s great to not be worrying about things, and not thinking about mistakes and what’s going to go wrong. And to really be in the moment.
One of my favorite things to do in getting ready to go on stage is to take a deep breath and let the breath out.
A good breathing really helps in being calm on stage. Let out that bad air.
The next thing is to remember that the audience wants you to succeed. The audience is there because they care about you, they love you, they want you to be awesome.
The third think you can think about is this is a communication. I’m not performing for them. I’m not trying to show them how awesome I am.
All I’m trying to do is communicate with them with some music. Because that’s what this is. Music is a communication.
My music is not a performance as much as it is a communication.
So there’s three Quick Tips for you! Wow, you should be really calm this time!
I’ve got one more for you- I use a technology called Binaural Beats sometimes. You can check it out. I’ll have a link to Gnaural, which is a free Binaural Beats app for computers. There’s also apps for other devices.
But Binaural Beats is a way that you can put yourself in a calm, relaxed state of mind.
So one of the things you can do is for 30 minutes before you get on stage, take a Binaural Beats app and put in a relaxation program, and just take a minute to relax and breathe and be calm before you have to go on stage.
So be prepared, have fun, have a great time knowing that the audience is there to support you.
I’ll see you next time! Have a great day!
PS. If you found this Quick Tip useful, the Peak Performance Series by Dr. David Wallace will have more ideas for you.