Last Monday, I presented my first LIVE facebook broadcast to the public on my new facebook page, and it turned into a really enjoyable performance experience (please “LIKE” my page – thanks!!).
I was nervous at first, especially because I’d only decided the night before to go through with it. Thankfully, I’ve learned that I need to pounce on ideas that come to me with an intuition that they need to be acted on, so I just bit the bullet and showed up! (I always remember the title of the book, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” in cases like this!)
When I considered possible topics to speak about, it became obvious that I needed to talk about performance anxiety, because that was going to be presenting itself loud and clear to me during the broadcast.
I decided to use the opportunity to show people what it’s like to be a performer going into a performance with anxiety, and talk about how I use the Alexander Technique to let myself flow through the nerves to the other side.
I hadn’t planned anything further than that, but one thing led to another and I surprised myself be talking about performance, music, life, and the Alexander Technique for more than an hour!
As I spoke about practicing the Technique, I was actually paying attention to practicing it… so that my nervousness diminished more and more as I spoke (watch the video to see how I did it by paying attention to my feelings).
By the end, I was feeling completely comfortable and the performance anxiety had completely dissolved. The experience reminded me why I love to perform, because – even though I couldn’t see my viewers – their supportive presence and interest was palpable, and there was a very strong, positive energy exchange. The more I shared my experience, the more I felt people respond. It was very inspiring and I felt great afterwards, ready to commit to doing this for you every week!
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who showed up to watch on such short notice! Those of you who weren’t there, you can watch the replay and watch me LIVE every Monday at 9:00am Eastern, from now on!
Here’s the replay of my first LIVE broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUOofzsORbU&t=25s
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