Presenting a live performance can be a nightmare if enough effort is not put into preparation. In fact, it is the preparation that helps award-winning live performers to emotionally connect with the audience through visual and other sensory perceptions. Here are the top 4 ways on how to plan for a live performance.
1. Visit the venue beforehand
The venue where you will be performing the live show is of great importance to your success. It is always important to know as much as you can about the venue prior to your performance date. If possible, you should visit the venue in person and make a few notes about the size of the stage, the number of people expected to attend the event, the colors of the surroundings, and other important things that will directly have an effect on your performance.
2. Know your Audience
It is always important to have a general idea of the audience you will be performing for and the expectations they have on you. For example, if your audience is little school kids, then you should avoid using curse words and other unruly behaviors on stage. The same applies if your audience is made of respected members of the society such as presidents, governors an, state senators. However, if you do research on the audience and notice that they want the bad side of you, then you can spice up the live performance by being a little naughty at times.
3. Know your set length in advance
Most live performances end up being a nightmare simply because the performers did not know how much time they had been allocated on stage. Plan your performance according to the time provided by the event organizers. If a lot of time is provided, you can make the most out of it by planning to perform two or more pieces. You can also choose to start and end the performance with a small speech about yourself and how grateful you are for getting the opportunity to perform to a live audience if there is a lot of time provided by the organizers.
4. Do enough rehearsals
Practice your opening speech, again and again, learn and master your main performance, be familiar with your closing statement and above all practice how to conquer stage fear. By doing this, you will be able to present a performance of your lifetime and become an instant hero to the live audience.
Hopefully, you will find these tips helpful as you look for the best ways to present a live performance. Remember to use all the necessary resources to make your planning successful before the actual live performance date.