Got Stage Fright? Get Over It (Secrets From A TV Host!)By Delaina Dixon | May 28, 2015 | Food Fashion Style
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TV DivaGal has a confession. I have stage fright. OK, I did when I started on The Gossip Table. All those lights, camera and people… it was unnerving, to say the least. But I couldn’t give up my opportunity of a lifetime. So I took action. Now it’s time for you to get out of your comfort zone and under the lights! Here are some great tips to get out of your head and put on your best show if you’re public speaking, singing or acting.
Just Do It. Whether it’s at a wedding or in the office, you’re probably going to have to speak in front of a group of people at some point. You might not be up on a big stage, but it’s a good chance for you to build up your confidence. Even some of the most famous celebrities get a little shy on stage from time-to-time so don’t be embarrassed to feel nervous!
Practice. Whenever you know you’ve got a crowd to speak to, practice as much as you can. You’ll feel much better if you have an idea of what you’re saying. Don’t attempt to learn a speech entirely by heart; it won’t feel natural. There’s nothing wrong with bringing along some notes. But if you do bring notes, don’t fall into the trap of speaking with your head down and staring at your pointers.
Get Help. Public speaking doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so there is help out there. A coach could help you to win over crowds and feel like President Obama next time you make a speech!
Nearly all of us have thought at some point that we’d love to sing or play an instrument in front of our adoring fans. You might laugh it off as something you’ll never do, but it is possible.
Have a Singing Party. You could just get together with a few friends and sing (or scream) at the top of your voices to your favorite songs and play air guitar. Singing and being silly with your friends will help your associate what you’re doing with fun. Not stage fright!
Get Schooled. If you’re thinking about it more seriously, take music lessons or learn to sing at MusicGrotto.com. You might not end up being the next superstar musician. But you could end up feeling confident enough to show off your talents in front of friends and family!
Find yourself daydreaming about being a big movie star from time to time? Well, what’s stopping you! You might not be the best actor but if you enjoy it you can have fun with it.
Join A Gang. Think about joining a local acting school or improv group to improve your skills. If you’re shy, bring a friend along for support.
Get Online. You could even try acting in the comfort of your home. Make silly videos with your friends and upload them online, who knows? You could be the next big YouTube star!
Beating stage fright is all about feeling confident no matter what you’re doing. Everyone gets nervous, and you may never get rid of the nerves completely. But if you practice, have fun and let your hair down you could find yourself on stage in no time!