Stage Presence ENGAGES Your Audience

WRITTEN April 1, 2015 Author: Rich Atkins

Stage Presence

Stage Presence is charisma and charm that pulls the audience into the performance and commands attention. It is a performance skill.

Being passionate and enthusiastic connects the performer with the audience and brings them into the story that is being told; all the while appropriately reflecting their emotion. Confidence will make or break this. When you’re self-assured, you are effective and can achieve rapport with the audience.

When you’re authentic and captivating, you express confidence non-verbally. You look like you’re comfortable and confident. If you appear nervous, it negatively affects the audience’s perception of you and your message.

How you think affects how you carry yourself.

Build stage presence by being:

  • Positive of yourself as a speaker (seen in your demeanor and posture),
  • Knowledgeable about your topic, and
  • Able to turn nervous energy into positive creativity.

Follow these guidelines to increase your stage presence and your ability to connect with your audience!

“ACT AS IF”

Hard Work + Skill + Experience + Stage Presence = Star Performance

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