Mudcat Café message #1560317 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
10-Sep-05 - 04:16 AM
Thread Name: Advice for a Nervous Performer
Subject: RE: Advice for a Nervous Performer
4 things before you step out onto the stage.

Check you have everything you need.

Go to the bathroom whether you need to or not... you'll be surprised what falls out....

Check your fly/zipper/shirt/skirt isn't tucked in your knickers/pants, you don't have spinach in your teeth or toilet paper stuck to your shoes.

Stand in the wings, get the smell of the place, take a deep breath and smile as you step out.

Do not, on any count, stand there and tell your audience that you are 'bricking it'.... the sympathetic ones will be OK but the hecklers will run you ragged!

Good luck!