Do You Have Fun Performing?

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Do You Have Fun Performing
Do You Have Fun Performing - by Jeri Goldstein     

Do you have fun performing? After all, if you are not enjoying every moment on stage, why are you doing this? When you enjoy yourself onstage, your audience enjoys your performance.


The more exciting your performance is, the more connected you are to your art, your music, the more fun you have presenting your art to your audience, the easier it will be to get future gigs and loyal fans.


I am always sold by a performer when I see them totally enjoying themselves as they present their performance. I go to events to be entertained as most audience members do. I always love seeing them again when I have fond memories of how much fun we all had together during the last show.


You can bet audience members will comment to the management about the great time they had. When venues survey them to find out what acts they would like to see, responses tend to skew in favor of those acts where the audience had a great experience.


As you ponder what helps a great act get booked repeatedly with fans buying tickets year after year, consider how much fun everyone had during the performance.


Think about your shows and realize that the more into your music and art you are, the more fun you have performing, the easier you are on stage with your performance, the more easily you will sell yourself, again and again.


It’s not something to be taken for granted, you do have to put some thought into your performance so that you can have fun while onstage. Every conscious effort you make towards developing your show to be effortless, enjoyable and yes fun for all involved, the more easily you will sell future gigs and build loyal fans.


Do you have fun performing? Is there something else you can do to increase your on-stage fun factor?


Leave me a comment below.

I can’t wait to hear about your success.

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1 comment… add one
  • LORALEE COOLEY January 20, 2020, 1:16 pm

    I read your observation about the artist “having fun” with great interest. As a storyteller, I understand exactly what you’re saying. But when that fun goes out of a performance because of unexpected physical limitations on the part of the artist, there is a loss to all: the artist, first of all, and the audience as well.
    That’s about where I find myself now. Partly due to my age (I just turned 77), and partly to physical limitations that may be the residuals from a car wreck (back in 2003), I’m not able to sustain my energy level or my breathing capacity to where it should be. Perhaps this is more in my head than it is apparent to an audience, but I feel that I’m not doing my best work anymore. And that makes me hesitant to market my storytelling programs to any potential audience, when I would not be able to do as good a job as the audience deserves and expects.

    And my question is this: am I limiting my presentations because of real problems, or is this an excuse to not do the work needed to (1) market, (2) prepare, (3) perform, because I’m just too lazy? That’s a rhetorical question, Jeri, you don’t need to come up with an answer.
    But you asked for response. That’s mine.

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