Bio of the artist
She has a Marketing Degree, she went to drama school in London, Melbourne Australia.
She went to the Footsbarn Theatre, France.
She worked as an international corporate entertainer as an improvisor/ clown/ stilt walker and has also been a clown in hospitals.
She is also a yoga teacher and birth educator.
She now lives in Switzerland and works online as a Live Video Coach.
What she shares on this episode
We are by virtue of being human fearful about being left out of the tribe. We are afraid that if we are truly ourselves we might not be accepted. The key to overcoming this fear is to refocus your mind. When you have an intellectual understanding of what fear is you can witness it rather than react to it and every time you do it your conscious awareness of it increases. It never goes away but you are able to process it better.
You need to find practices that build your consciousness rather than self-consciousness. The more you can develop a sense of not being only yourself you realise that you are a part of something greater and really acknowledge your spirit that is driving you to express your art. Yoga and meditation, gets you in touch with the greater force in you. It releases yourself from being the one responsible for delivering something. It’s a different way of being on stage and you start to become real.
The audience wants your eyes, your honesty and you being true to whatever is going on for you at the moment. The more you get to know yourself, the more you can be yourself and that is what the audience wants. It boils down to overcoming the fear of not being good enough and when you are not true to yourself people can sense it.
In this episode of the Creator Mindset Podcast
- How to be on stage and be live on camera?
- How she became a live coach.
- The ground elements of going live both on stage and online.
- Ways to be more confident on stage and overcome self-consciousness.
- Does self- work really allow you to be yourself on stage?
- Relating to your public.
- Michelle’s current projects.
- Be centred before you perform, be present.
- Shut down all the little voices that are telling you that you are not good enough.
- Warm up your body if you’re doing a physical performance.
- Warm up your voice.
- Breath, body and voice – three pillars of your pre-show preparation to manage fear.
- Don’t hide behind a mask of what you think your audience wants to see – give them you.
- Practice – nothing can takeaway from the importance of taking action.
- There is no such thing as failure, just experience.
- Have people that you trust, and love give you feedback.
- There is no better way to learn what works on stage than to be on stage.
Connecting with the artist
Website : http://michelleseatonwitte.com/