People think that singing is the hardest thing when it comes to actual singing. The thing is that this process is much more complicated. There are a lot of obstacles you need to overcome to begin a real professional. Most of are students have a fear of public performing. Here in the center of New York, we decided to create the atmosphere that can help you to prepare student or adult person for any public performance. Some people survive a bad experience, and after that, they never manage to recover enough strength and self-confidence to perform again. It is the main reason why we work on preventing this kind of situation to happen at the first place.How we manage to prepare a person for public performing?
Experiment with the mirror
First of all, we like to put our students in front of the mirror and ask them what they see in front of themselves and who. The next thing that we ask from them is to sing and to look themselves right in their eyes. Then we asked them to continue with singing only with eyes completely closed. Usually, this is the moment when we quietly let the other students from the group enter the room. This is the moment where only highly concentrated singers remain still and focused. We use this experiment with every single student at the very first beginning.
Result of this experiment
Thanks to this experiment we can see what kind of self-opinion has this person, how confident he or she is and how focused on singing this person is. After this experiment, we know all the weak sides of our beginner we need to know. Here we see what our student’s qualities we need to improve, what obstacles we need to overcome.
We like to see how our student will act in as much as the various possible situation. Therefore, we are organizing workshops and combine them with all possible scenarios. Singing is the least problem here, believe it or not. In most cases performing in public is the essential problem of every student. They are terrified of the fact that they can embarrass themselves in front of the crowd and this fear usually ruins their vocal skills. Once they overcome this fear, they are becoming better and better. Working in a group helps them to overcome it. Usually, we organize students to sing with the group of 5 people, and then we ask them to sing without anyone until we get to a capella and make them completely independent. The same principle is with acting in public. It is the same type of fear, and the same methods can help you to overcome it.
Even though you may daily see people routinely give presentations and lectures for work or school, they have problems with the idea of standing in front of other people while talking. With these problems, then come problems with the expressing real quality or professionalism of their knowledge or work.These problems can be minimized if you pay attention to master the most common problems of public presentations.
Usual sources of problem with public performance
Fear , the most known problem to us all. This is a natural nervousness, a natural condition that we all have. Symptoms like sweaty palms, racing mind, fast heart beats are all natural signs before a big presentation. Also, a very common feeling connected to symptoms like hot and cold flushes and a tight chest is called anxiety. This feeling can get to be very intense and lead to short breathing state called a panic attack. The problem that can appear a night before your big day where your mind is just racing with thoughts about your speech is known as insomnia. This “overthinking” leaves you sometimes with no sleep at all.
Lack of attention to audience, not paying attention to know their age, culture,current level of knowledge on your topic can be of great importance of successful presentation. Not relating your material to these factors or even not making eye contact or reading their expressions can lead to disaster. Often problem people are not aware of is an organization which is very important in many sorts of work or parts of everyday life.
Here we are talking about the organization to know your introduction, few basic and most important points through presentation following to very well conclusion at the end. Not practicing speech enough in full to improve word flow and project enthusiasm comes from lack of preparedness.Often happens that people don’t pay attention to ensure text meets time requirements. Lack of time management often leads to panic in most important moments of performance. Expressing emotions can be a real problem for some people, as writing, body language or talking with other people and in this aspect emotional intelligence as such is of big value. Good control over your emotions and using them is very important in expressing yourself.
Sometimes simple things like breathing techniques or tension-relieving exercises can solve problems like nervousness or stress. Be confident, positive and energetic. Let the audience participate, let it be a two-way relation if possible. Use gestures naturally and speak clearly, no need to rush if you made good time requirements.If you may choose a topic you are fond of and become an expert on it, prepare it early and practice it as more as possible.Often you can hear that public speaking and performance becomes fun if you do it often enough. As they say, practice makes perfect, so go and get it. And remember really big names as Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts had big issues to overcome on their way to success.
Our acting classes are specialized for vocalist and singers. We are aware how hard is to control your voice when you are nervous and when you are afraid. Therefore, we teach our students how to handle the pressure and how to overcome it. Our practice is even to record you to teach you how to ignore cameras.
The Beginning Vocalist may have little idea of how to start developing their talent into a potential career. Often, they have no support or guidance. More often, they just don’t realize that the support they need is all around them. They don’t recognize it or know how to obtain it. This is where Singer Help may be able to assist.
I am not a big-time record producer or even a famous talent manager. I do not make my living in the music industry (not directly, at any rate). I have, however, been around music for most of my life and have the basic understandings of how the industry works. I have the support of a Team of people who have experience in music, business, advertising, and public relations. I’m just a guy with some time, knowledge, and a desire to help some young people try to obtain their dreams.
There will be no contractual commitment (written, verbal, or implied) with me. You will not have to pay me for my help. You may take my advice, or you may choose to ignore or modify any aspect of it. You may discontinue communicating with me at any time you choose. You will never have to meet with me. There can be, at least initially, a large degree of anonymity.
I work one-on-one with those I decide to help. I do not publish a bunch of articles on web pages for you to search through, trying to find what you need. We communicate with one another, and I respond to your particular situation with timely, specific advice. I may refer you to something I or someone else has previously written but, when I do, it will be relevant information and in direct response to your current need.
So, if this sounds like you; 1) You feel that you have some real vocal talent, 2) You wish to investigate the prospects of building a career around that talent, 3) You are willing to work hard at it, and 4) You don’t know how to get started; please, continue reading.