I came across this wonderfully informative video hosted by classical crossover star, Katherine Jenkins. She highlighted some of the ideas and remedies she has adopted to combat the anxiety everyone feels when performing on stage.
Now, I know that stage fright comes in all forms of sizes and shapes, but, at some point in time, all performers are crippled by it. It is annoying, it is frightening and can be debilitating if not nipped in the bud as soon as possible.
Ms. Jenkins does point to natural remedies which some can aspire to use while others may not. However, it is at the midpoint in the video when her philosophical approach to stage fright strongly resonates with me.
And, with The Voice and American Idol presently touting their new singers, I feel that this is a timely video to present to the singers if they happen to read this.
Hopefully, her calm and reassuring words will help to dispel some of the butterflies and “deer caught in headlights” look when performing on stage.
I know, words are cheap! But, you are on this earth for a short time. Do you really want to walk through life shivering in your boots or do you want to grab the reins and reach for the stars? Ya, I thought so!!
Enjoy the video. Comments are now open for business! Do you have experiences to share with us regarding stage fright and/or combating your fears on general? Please share!