Do you know that even the most confident performers can suffer stage fright too? It will interest you to know that i suffer the same thing too even as a singer, dancer, writer and activist. The truth is that as humans we must be faced with one or two challenges but the most important thing is conquering them. Stage fright makes you feel nervous and you may even mess up yourself if you can not control it. I have good news for you. Do you want to know them? Let us get down to business. I am going to share some few tricks with you.
TECHNIQUES FOR CONQUERING STAGE FRIGHT(ON THE DAY OF PERFORMANCE)
- Always relax your body. This will help you ease the tension. Do not panic. Eat banana before your perform or try to chew gum. Stretch every part of your body.
- Take about 15-30 minutes out on the day before the performance to meditate. Close your eyes and visualize success. Relax your nerves and breathe in and out for few minutes.
- Avoid taking any form of caffeine. It will make you feel more nervous.
- Set up a time limit for your anxiety.
- Make sure you exercise your body before your performance. Preferably, on the morning before your performance.
- Watch any comedy show before your performance. It will help to reduce the tension.
- Arrive at the venue early.
- Interact with fellow colleagues or audience as the case may be.
- Imagine the people special to you are watching you. If in reality they are present, then smile often at them.
- Drink citrus juice before your performance because it will ease your anxiety.
- If its a musical presentation, try to recite the words from the song and meditate on them.
- For acting performance, its the same thing but you need to rehearse well and free your mind.
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