[Bards] Stage Fright

Genie Barrett maggie.gene at justinanimator.com
Wed Nov 1 06:05:16 PST 2006

At 07:00 AM 11/1/2006, you wrote:
>Lady Gwen,
>As far as being scared - it will get better, but it never goes away 
>completely (at least not for me).  What I do is try to turn the 
>nervousness into energy.  I figure I'm nervous because I care what 
>people think about my performance - and that's a good thing.  If I 
>ever stop caring, why would I perform?  Just remember to breathe, 
>and you won't pass out!  If it helps, you can also pick one person 
>in the audience (or even plant a person ahead of time), and sing to 
>that one person until you feel more confident.  It does get easier - I promise!

Another idea, one given me by a concert pianist, is to carry a sachet 
or kerchief with a familiar scent (I use my grandmother's 
gardenia).  It puts you in a peaceful place.

The best way is to just do it a few times.  Each time should get easier

Looking forward to hearing your performance
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