Performing before a crowd is no easy task. Many who do it, do it out of passion and commitment to whatever goal they want to achieve which is, performing to impress. Many on the contrary, fail terribly because it’s so hard to withstand the pressure that comes along with having to face an audience. In order to perform exceptionally before an audience, one requires a skill set or rather, a command of several tips and skills on a few things to do while performing before a crowd. In order to perform outstandingly before an audience, one may require to master the following skills and apply them while on stage.
1. Rehearse effectively
Before stepping on that stage, rehearse the song you want to present. Rehearse it repeatedly until it gets into your mind. You got to feel the energy of the song through your body. You have to feel and express it with your body before you step on that stage. Study the song, memorize, and practice it. Consistency in practice will promote confidence and deliver good results.
2. Study the audience
Understand the audience you will be performing for. Understand their age and social class. Different people have different opinions about issues and things around them. So, perform a song that will not be offensive to the crowd. A song that will not drive the wrong message. Therefore, understanding the audience before the performance is advisable because it will help in preparation, song selection, and the general performance.
3. Before the performance, take deep breaths
No matter how well you may have rehearsed, pressure may catch up with you due to the energy intensity of the crowd. Before any performance, take a few deep breaths. Calm your muscles, calm your brain, calm your body. Control your breathing. Be relaxed and eased up. In any case, make a few steps back and forth and a few jumps then get on that stage and make the performance of your life.
4. Move around
Make stage movements to ease the pressure. Many at times performers tend to be glued to a particular spot. Body and stage movements help one calm the air, connect with the crowd and perform at full firepower. The impact of this is an admirable and good performance.
5. Show passion and connect with the crowd
Sing like never before. Feel the song through your nerves. Feel the energy and drive it to the crowd. Connect with the crowd and, make it wild. Involve them in call and response piece. Feel the passion of music, let it flow in your blood. Let it impact the audience and drive it feral and that, that is how you feel and connect with the crowd.