Good stage performance takes more than just singing to your audience. As a musician, you need to own your stage to contribute to getting many performance deals. Despite being a great singer, failing to engage your audience can result in poor performance.
Organize yourself, be the best version you can ever be, and to top it all, believe in yourself. All these can contribute to a successful performance and allow you to improve yourself as an artist. Other than that, there are things you can do to better your performance. Here are a few.
Practice Makes Perfect!
A lot of practice results in perfection and improves confidence. So, before a performance, conduct rehearsals in front of an imaginary audience. If you find it hard, have a rehearsal specialist to show you how to go about it. Know how long it will take to perform a song, and use it to time yourself. Additionally, make a recording of the performance. You can watch it later to identify what you are missing and know how to improve. After nine to ten rehearsals, you will confidently own your stage.
Know Your Audience
Performing for children is not the same as performing for teenagers. It is vital to know your audience to deliver your message effectively. Knowing your audience can help you identify the right tone to use, news to give, and stage performance movements to use. It would help if you researched beforehand about your audience and their expectations. You can do so by reviewing social media comments about an upcoming event where you will be performing. Such statements can give you an insight into their expectations, and you will know how to fulfill their needs.
Make Preparations in Advance
Being on time to perform can build a positive image and increase your fan’s love and loyalty. To avoid getting late, prepare early. You can start by knowing what costume to wear and have it ready. It should match your style, music, and audience expectations. Once you know what you will wear, know what makeup to use and accessories to wear. Have your foundation makeup from Dose of colors, concealer for highlighting and contouring and different eyeshadow palettes on your dressing table. It can save you time when applying. Early preparations can boost your confidence if you feel incredible about your looks.
Involve Your Audience
There are various ways as a singer; you can engage your audience during a performance. Start by giving them a chance to sing along with you. Choruses are the most common parts of a song to allow your audience to sing to. So each time a chorus comes up, point your microphone towards your crowd to engage them. Another way is to maintain eye contact. Don’t perform with your head glued in one place. To spice things up, call someone on stage to perform with them. It can leave your crowd screaming while enjoying your performance.
Watch Other Performers
Suppose you haven’t had a chance to perform on stage, watching other performances can inspire you how to do it. You will learn a lot which will help you improve your stage performance. Study how they dress for different songs, enter the stage, and engage their audiences. Watch out for stage movement and dance moves. All these can show you how to do it best and own your stage.
Being a great stage performer requires putting in a lot of effort. Identify simple tricks to use and remember to enjoy yourself while performing.