What do Adele, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart and Carly Simon have in common?? They all suffer from stage fright.? That?s right.? Even celebrities get nervous before performing on stage.? Performing on stage can be a terrifying experience, but there are a few tips and tricks to make the performance go by a little smoother.
1.?? ?Practice. The more you practice, the better you?ll feel about your talent.
2.?? ?Be prepared. Make sure that you have everything in order for your performance long before the performance is supposed to begin.
3.?? ?Analyze. Check out your performance space before the actual performance.? This will ensure there are no surprises and you?ll feel more in control.
4.?? ?Relax. Find some relaxation techniques that work for you.? If you have a few techniques you know will relax you before anything, this will help calm your nerves.
5.?? ?Take deep breaths. Use deep breathing to calm your body and your nerves.
6.?? Rid yourself of distractions. Avoid all distractions the day of your performance.? Try not to have a million things on your plate that day so the only thing you have to worry about is the performance and practicing.
7.?? ?Visualize. Before the performance, take an imaginary journey of it.? Close your eyes and imagine the entire performance from beginning to end.? Then once the performance is actually happening, it will feel like you?ve already given the performance.
8.?? ?Nobody?s perfect. Try to accept the fact that every performance is not going to be perfect.? Realize you might make a mistake every once and a while but you have to pick up and move on.? That?s what helps Donny Osmond control his stage fright.
9.?? ?Encouragement. Make sure some friends and family are in the audience.? Friends and family can offer silent encouragement and reinforcement.
10.?? ?Have fun! Make your performance a celebration of everything you?ve accomplished rather than punishment for being so talented.