Being on stage/public performance advice?

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  1. StephyMei1112

    StephyMei1112 Blackout

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    I've been asked by a friend of mine to lend a hand at a charity concert at the end of October by way of singing. This is being held by a local Chinese charity we are both associated with; VFTAS (Vancouver Film-Television Artists Society) and to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital - so it's indeed a very excellent cause. I'll post more details as things are finalized. If I end up taking the stage - do stop by if you're in Vancouver/Richmond and see me make a fool of myself and visit me and Katalin backstage after the show's done!

    I'm a decent singer and an OK actor - I've both sung and acted before but it's been a while (near two years) since I've last been on stage. I am jittery already as it is - and I haven't even agreed yet! I've until Friday to say yes or no.

    My vocals are in good shape, I'll need to practice alot beforehand but that's perfectly doable.

    I need advice on being on stage and public speaking (well, same principals I guess but different settings). Any pointers on getting nerves under control and keeping it together under the spotlight?
     
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    Tums help. The boost to your blood calcium levels really helps take the anxiety down a notch. I used to pop a couple right before stage performances.
     
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    Nope. I will do d@mn near anything to get out of something like that, lol.
     
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    Ha you're way braver than me for even considering it!

    No advice from this end, the only thing that comes to my mind is run and hide lol
     
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    Xanax. Get a scrip and take a dose an hour before. I have pretty serious anxiety so I use a similar drug (Clonazepam) every time I'm in a social situation.
     

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