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What to Study to Become an Artist

Do you think you have an innate gift? Are you thinking of strengthening your talent? If you believe that you have something special to offer, then you have to work for it. Some people may think that if you are talented, nothing else needs to be done. But it is important to know that this
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Why People Love Open Mic

One of the great things about open mic shoes is that you never quite know who is going to perform and what they are going to do on the night. This can be much more exciting than simply going to see a band where they go through the same regular list of songs. Even if
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Being Prepared is the Key

One of the main things that performers at an open mic show worry about is forgetting what they are going to say. Not being prepared is like standing up on stage naked when everyone is laughing and pointing at you. The best way to make sure that this never happens is to be extremely prepared
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Dos and Don’ts for Performers

As anyone who has ever performed in an open mic show will tell you, there is a trick to achieving the perfect performance. The songs, poetry or comedy that you prepare is only the first step to success and in fact the way that you present yourself on stage is just as important. Here are
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The Role of the Host

Every open mic show comes complete with a host who introduces each and every performer and usually provides some sort of performance of their own. This performance will usually vary depending on the type of open mic show that they are hosting as well as the mood of the audience on the night. The host
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How to Be the Perfect Audience Member

During an open mic performance many different people take to the stage in order to present their unique song, poetry, comedy or other art forms. Most performers spend a long time practicing to make sure that their performance goes just right. However, they are often quite nervous when they take to the stage, even if
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What to Expect at Open Mic

Open mic performances are very different from regular performances as they feature a large number of different performers in a single show. These open mic shows typically last for an hour and a half or two hours, although if a lot of people have signed up to perform they could last for quite a bit
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How to Battle Stage Fright

Whether you are a seasoned performer or just taking to the stage for the first time, there is a good chance that you will experience stage fright to some extent. Sharing your words, music, passion and ideas with people that you don’t know can be nerve wracking, even if you have done it a hundred
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About Performance Poetry

Performance poetry is a special type of poetry that focuses on performance rather than simply reading out a poem. Performers are encouraged to memorize their poems so that they can engage with the audience members more easily and make eye contact rather than simply staring at a piece of paper or the screen of their
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