10 tips to reduce your stage fright:
Getting in front of and auditioning for people can feel scary! Fear sets in, blood pressure rises, and this leads to forgetting lines, and not feeling or acting confident, which can show. So to overcome these feelings, here are some great tips;
1 - Shift the focus from yourself and your fear to your true purpose—contributing something of value to your audience.
2 - Stop scaring yourself with thoughts about what might go wrong. Instead, focus your attention on thoughts and images that are calming and reassuring.
3 - Refuse to think thoughts that create self-doubt and low confidence.
4 - Practice ways to calm and relax your mind and body, such as deep breathing, relaxation exercises, yoga, and meditation.
5 - Exercise, eat well, and practice other healthful lifestyle habits. Try to limit caffeine, sugar, and alcohol as much as possible.
6 - Visualize your success: Always focus on your strength and ability to handle challenging situations.
7 - Prepare your material in advance and read it aloud to hear your voice.
8 - Make connections with your audience: Smile and greet people, thinking of them as friends rather than enemies.
9 - Stand or sit in a self-assured, confident posture. Remain warm and open and make eye contact.
10 - Give up trying to be perfect and know that it is OK to make mistakes. Be natural, be yourself.
I hope this helps you get that next audition!
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