3 Ways To Prepare Before Your First Live Performance

If you’ve recently taken up a performance art that you’ve been studying and practicing, the next step is to hold a performance so that you can show others and yourself what you’ve been able to accomplish. But if you’ve never performed in front of other people, being vulnerable in this way can be very scary. Luckily, there are things you can do to help make this easier on yourself.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to prepare before your first live performance. 

Get There Early

Once you have your first live performance scheduled, on the day that your performance will take place, you want to make sure that you get to the venue well in advance.

Many people start to feel stress and anxiety about performing when they feel that they’re underprepared. But if you’ve been practicing and you get to the venue with enough time to allow yourself to prepare there, you may be able to put some of your nerves at ease. And, with enough time between when you get there and when your performance is to start, you’ll be able to work out any of the kinks that may have come up during your performance. 

Have Backup Plans Ready

Despite how much you may have prepared and felt that you were ready for your performance, there’s always a chance that something could go wrong and things could end up going sideways for you. But with the right preparation, you can be ready even for things like this. 

To do this, you’ll want to have a backup plan in place for if and when things don’t go the ways you intended. This means you have a backup instrument, extra cords and cables, and even a backup outfit that you can wear just in case something happens to your first pick. With all of these backups in place, you’ll ensure that you’ll still be able to put on your performance even if things have to be adjusted a bit. 

Do What Makes You Feel Confident

To put on a great performance, you need to be confident and have that confidence be felt by your audience as well. But when you’re having your first performance, you might need a little help in this department.

To help you feel confident, you should do everything you need to boost your confidence prior to your performance. This might mean wearing a cool new watch, having your friends or family members there to support you, dressing in clothes that you know look good on you, or doing some kind of power pose before you take the stage.  

If you have your first live performance coming up, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for a great show.