We established last week that “Stage presence” refers to the certain charisma and charm that a performer possesses that draws in an audience and commands their full attention.
Here are a few more tips to help you develop this art.
Firstly, interpreting a song, i.e. the mind of a composer can be sometimes difficult. However, once you understand the message in the song and you personalize it, it becomes somewhat doable. Use facial/body expressions and specific poses to go with the emotions behind the songs you sing/play. This will help your audience appreciate the message better. Don’t forget to smile as often as you can.
Secondly, get your audience involved by talking to them, esp. if you’re to perform for a longer period. Then again, don’t overdo it since it can easily mar your act and put your audience off.
Thirdly, try to move around! Personally, I don’t like to move so much when I’m ministering but I try. Your stillness can greatly affect an entire performance.
Lastly, don’t stop learning. Study the works of those who exhibit great skill in this area and adopt some moves from them. It is often said that the best way to learn is to copy.
I hope this has been useful. Blessings!