Episode 50: The Secret to a Successful Performance

Every Performance needs one thing. It took me a long time to figure it out and I am thrilled to share it!

Episode 50 is a big one so naturally I have to drop a big SECRET!! One that many performers may never know but I am going to share it with you, with the world! Every performer should know exactly what it takes to be successful on stage, and I mean TRULY successful!

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Episode 49: My First Dave Matthews Band Experience

A Dave Matthews concert is a one of a kind experience that every performer could learn from. This is my story of the first time I saw Dave Matthews Band in concert.

There is no doubt that Dave Matthews Band is one of the most talented live performers of all time. Based solely on the following, we can see there is something to love about being at a concert. There was an energy in the air that brings you in and makes you feel connected. That is a powerful feeling to have. It is evident the love and passion this band has for their audience and there music. The reason for this feeling, this success? Simple. They have fun while being authentic to who they really are while on stage, they share a passion for the art that is shared with the audience. While Dave Matthews has absolutely perfected this level of authenticity, any performer can create that feeling just by having fun, doing what they love.

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Episode 48: Perform Every Chance You Get

Performers NEED to be on stage. It's not just a want or desire. It's not just fun for us. It’s a necessary part of our lives!

So what do you do when you are not being booked?

You go looking. You make phone calls, send emails. You have to find a way. There are hundreds of thousands of performers that are working behind desks because they gave up looking, or worse, never started. Sometimes opportunities do not come to you, you usually have to go looking for them. You can’t turn your nose up, you can’t fear a new kind of audience. People are waiting for you to make contact and get on a stage. What are you waiting for? Stop waiting for someone to contact you, the best way to get noticed to to get in front of people and perform.

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Episode 47: Your Talent Belongs on Stage

Think about your talent. What gift were you given? You need to put that on stage. Anyone can perform!

Talent comes in many forms but it all deserves to be showcased. Any talent can be turned into a performance and put on stage. You may have to put in a little work and rehearsal, but the stage is waiting. Every person on the planet should experience what it's like to be on stage, sharing their gifts with the world. You may not see it, but it's there. Your talent needs to be on stage and shared with others. It just can’t be said enough. Get out there and perform!

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Episode 46: Keeping Time and Using Rhythm

Moments become magical on stage because of great timing and use of rhythm. Performers need to harness the power of the beat and use it to time the movements that will capture the audience.

 

Rhythm does really getcha!

If you use it well you can get the audience too. Moments and movements that are timed and syncopated to the underlying rhythm is what creates showstopping moments for your crowd. Learn the basics of keeping time by simply walking, running, swimming, any repetitive movement. Form there you will be able to keep very good time while on stage. By timing a step, a stomp, a fist pump, any little movement makes HUGE impact on your audience. Our bodies were created to move in rhythm, use the god-given gift of rhythm to your advantage

 

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Episode 45: How to Rehearse Effectively

Do you really need to rehearse? You have done this dozens of times. It's not like you have the time to put in for this show. Let’s just wing it this time.

 

Horse-Crap!

You MUST make time to rehearse. Sometimes it's not easy, you have a job and kids and you only have 3 days until the show. I get it. We all have busy schedules but if we are going to be successful performers we have to rehearse regardless of how often we perform or how much time we have, rehearsal is a necessary priority for a performer. You can run your rehearsal more efficiently in order to make it more effective. Instead of spending hours going over every small detail, focus on the performance as a whole. Take a littel time for have a mental rehearsal so you have a plan. Then go through the motions you envisioned, take it slow and make sure the movement feels natural and doable. Last, have 3-4 Full-out run-throughs. I mean don’t hold back, pick that energy up and do it like you are on stage - exactly as if you would perform.

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Episode 44: Expectations Kill Dreams

A performer cannot function when they have expectations. We need Freedom!

How can you get rid of the expectations?

Try a little Hope.

Yes, You can hope for a great show, you can hope the audience likes you, you can hope you nail the hard part. Expectations add too much pressure and stress for a performer. If we fail to meet those expectations we see depression and disappointment which will hold us back from moving forward. We need the freedom that Hope allows so we can give up on perfection and focus on the art.

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Episode 43: You SHOULD Be Nervous!

The butterflies in the stomach...The sweaty palms...The tightness in your throat...The weakness you feel...It's all part of being nervous before you go on stage. This is exactly how you should feel before a performance.

The nervousness you feel before the show is 100% normal. As a matter of fact, this is exactly how you are supposed to feel. If you were not nervous it would mean that you no longer care. Everyone gets the same feelings but it's all in how you deal with it. You have the opportunity to change those feeling into excitement. Being nervous does not mean you lack talent and it is not a sign that you should give up and go home. It is a chance. It is a chance to switch from FLIGHT to FIGHT and go out there and perform your ass off!

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Episode 42: Do What You Have to Do

Stop turning away opportunities that don’t “fit” with your vision. Sometimes you hae to do things you don’t want to do in order to have the opportunity to do the things you want to do.

We live in a world full of judgement but we should not allow the judgement to affect our path. There will be times when an opportunity is presented and you are very unsure of taking it. Maybe it doesn’t line up with what you envisioned for yourself. If you get to perform in a new way it is a true opportunity for learning and growth. Most of the time doing things we have to do will lead us to new discoveries about our talents and will help us find new things to be passionate about. Don’t let judgement of Desk-dwellers stop you from moving forward. On the same note - don’t be the person judging other performers for find a new and different way to use their talents. Don’t make someone feel bad for doing something that they have to do to get by.

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Episode 41: The Circle of Performing

Your success as a performer is entirely up to the audience. You have to engage with them and give them a memorable performance if they are going to like, follow, subscribe, and eventually come back.

 

That’s The Circle of Performing. You engage them during your performance, they react by following, subscribing, or purchasing, and you create more to engage them. Sounds simple right? It is. And the best part about how simple this is - you can do it with small actions on stage. Grab a hand, high five, dance with someone, make eye contact, speak directly to them. These small action create massive reaction in your audience. They will crave more, they will crave to be a part of your success on stage.

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