I would like to thank all the participants for their courage and preparation
I know taking the stage is a huge step. Without a physical audience, you can’t feed of the energy. For some it might be a good thing to have no eyes on you directly and this could be an excellent step, growing to a physical stage some day soon.
A general advice to all of you.
This isn’t a critique but a general, warm ‘fatherly’ advice in life
I hope to inspire you to feel even better on stage next time!
Don’t apoligize, don’t apoligize for ANYTHING
-Your English is fine! If your english isn’t clear, we’ll ask to repeat. I heared people with other mothertongues speaking nicer English than some natives I’ve heard in my life. even so; if your English is basic; we’ll find a way to understand you!
-If you missed a beat (or 6), mangled up a chord (or 12) and forgot half of the lyrics, nobody will judge you or apply a label for it. Learn from it, aknowledge to yourself. no need for disclaimers
A stage demands a bit of confidence.
If an audience feels you don’t believe yourself, they won’t believe you either, no matter how sincere and authentic your act is.
It isn’t even wrong to ‘act’ a little more confident than you really are. I think Toby did an EXCELLENT job doing exactly THAT; he threw in some entertainment and acted like he owned the place with the woodstock act. He probably looked a lot more certain of himself than he felt inside. did that matter? absolutely not because we had top class entertainment.
On stage, it’s ok to exaggerate a bit.
It will convey confidence and people will feel better if the person guiding their attention shows confident in doing so. Being on stage, you “lead” the attention for a while. people like confident leaders. this also works for performers
You guys did an excellent job while you might think of yourself “I usually do a -little- better than that”
That’s what performing life is often about; You practice until you can do it better than it needs to be so you have a little margin
[b]I’m looking forward to what’s going to happen now and what we’ll come up with.
I’m seriously impressed what this first session did already. [/b]