Monday, 2 July 2012

Tips and Tricks on avoiding Stage Fright

1. Look away
Literally, look away from the audience. If you are performing in front of a big audience, look at the back of the stage where the wall, or somewhere preferably empty. Just try not to think about the fact that there are others in the room. Just pretend you're speaking to yourself.

2. Believe
Just tell yourself that there is nobody out there that is more perfect for the job than you are. Just remind yourself that you're doing this for YOU, and not for THEM. Just stay yourself, and talk from your soul.

3. Relax
It's the most simple, yet hardest thing to accomplish. Just relaxing beforehand the show, concert, performance or whatnot will do wonders on your anxiety. 
  • Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a tranquil area.
  • Listen to calming music that will relax the nerves
  • I'm not recommending smoking, however, if you do smoke, it may relax you.

This video may also help.

Typical Places One May Experience Stage Fright

  • An audition
  • A speech
  • A concert
  • An assembly
  • A meeting with your boss
  • An interview

SOURCE: Selfhelpzone
Quote of the day

"To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright."
Walter Benjamin
The symptoms of stage fright
  1. A sudden, uncontrollable feeling of anxiety.
  2. Nervousness on the topic of standing on  top of a stage.
  3. Being around people make causes nervousness.
  4. Butterflies in one's stomach.
  5. Sudden body temperature rising.
  6. Raised heart beat
  7. Uncontrollable trembling 
  8. Fear of not being up to everyone's standards.

How is it when it feels like people are looking down on you and judging you?

SOURCE: pilgreenspeech

Understanding that you have stage fright.

How does one know if they suffer from stage fright?

It can be quite mild such as a little stuttering, to something far more severe such as fainting. One can be quite the socialite and normal in their everyday affairs, however, just the mere idea of them having to portray them selves on a stage can cause an individual into a state of shock.