Performing on stage might actually be one of the most difficult task for a person, most especially if you have stage fright. Before you step your feet on stage, you should know some very important things. These are things you need to do and remember even while on stage.
Eat. It is important that your stomach is full with the right food. Although some people advice that you have to eat two hours before the performance so that you won’t get uncomfortable while on stage, what’s more important is the kind of food you eat. Make sure it can help you sustain your energy, especially if you are performing on a play, since it is longer than performing a song.
Involve the crowd. This is an important fact. Most stage performers forget about the audience. They just strut their stuff without thinking of the audience, thus most of them are not really enjoying the show. If you are singing, let the crowd sing a few lines, if you’re dancing signal that they follow your steps.
Eye contact. Making eye contact is important in every performance. Make sure you look at your audience and make them feel warm just by looking at them. This is especially needed if you’re doing public speaking.
Convey the right emotions. If the song you’re singing has a sad lyrics, then look a bit sad. If it’s happy and upbeat, then smile. Showing wrong emotions will make the audience feel that you are not really serious about what you are doing. Meanwhile, doing the right thing will make your audience feel your emotions because it is in line with what the music, script or speech is saying.
These are things that are often overlooked. Especially if you are very nervous, you may forget to smile, even if you need to. It is very important to keep these in mind. While practicing, remember these facts too, practice them even while rehearsing so that when you are in the actual performance you have already mastered it.