How To Use Your Body Language To Win Your Audience
Your body language is an important part of your overall performance. It’s your non-verbal communication link that goes beyond your music to connect you with your audience.
Musicians, most of us already know that our body language affects how our audience feels about our music and our performance. But…
Did you know your body language on stage can actually change how you feel about yourself?
Just ask Amy Cuddy, the Harvard-trained social psychologist and body language expert. In this video, she’ll tell you how it can have a huge influence on your life. She urges don’t just fake it ’till you make it, fake it ’till you become it. By using positive body language you can actually change the chemicals in your brain and create a, happier, more confident you.
Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use your body language to your own advantage? To easily win over your audience and develop a loyal fan base? Below you’ll find pointers on how to do just that. Let’s get to it!
STOP STRESSING OUT
Easier said than done, amiright? I know. But it’s necessary if you want to take control of the message you’re sending to your audience. There are a whole bunch of ways to combat a bit of stage fright – deep breathing, meditation, beta-blockers, and many more. Check out this post for more tips!
MAKE AN ENTRANCE
Walk with confidence! Shoulders back, chin up, smile on. Walk with purpose. Take confident, even steps. Remember: even if you don’t feel confident, you can still project confidence. No one will know you’re totally fibbing. Fake it ’till you become it, remember?
It makes your audience feel at ease. It will make you feel better, too!
Make eye contact with as many people in your audience as possible. Make each person feel like you are playing directly to them.
Move around! If you’re into the music is makes it easier for your audience to get into it, too. You don’t need to unleash any Michael Jackson-level dance moves or anything, just keep it simple and natural. Walk across the stage, bob your head along with the beat – a little goes a long way.
Try using these simple tips the next time you’re on stage. Let me know the results by posting in the comments section.
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