Keaton Simons
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Hi Keaton!
Do you or did you ever get nervous before your performances? If so, how do you deal with that? Any advice to someone who is just starting out performing before an audience? I have performed before large audiences before, but never something that required me to speak and be artistic at the same time (poetry reading/performance). Would be grateful for any advice or tricks you might have. Thanks! Looking forward to the Stageit concert! Best wishes for the holiday season and the new year! - Yi :)


Keaton Simons responded on 01/09/2014
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It's natural to be nervous! You'll get more comfortable with practice. The more comfortable you are, the more comfortable your audience will be. (Not meant to add pressure, but just something to help remember that you and your audience are in it together!) The best advice I can give is to just embrace the nervousness. I rarely get nervous, but I very often get excited, and when I allow myself to dive into that, I become happy and have a great show with the audience. :)

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