Performance tips from Barry Manilow

This morning I caught a recent interview of Barry Manilow, songwriter/performer of 4 decades, shared over National Public Radio. I caught the tail-end of it, and from that hearing found 2 nuggets I will apply to my own performances. Here they are. One nugget I feel is the key to creating engagement with audiences, because it builds interest, energy .. read more

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On December 7th, 2012, posted in: adrenaline, anxiety, Passion, performance, preparation by

Merri’s Tips – Part 10

51. Tap into your inner child. You may wonder how this works in the professional environment. Well, if it’s a stretch for you, then let your inner child come out in your off-work hours. For me it happens when I perform with the band I’m in. With my out of-town-band, No Excuses, I freely laugh, .. read more

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On August 17th, 2011, posted in: metaphors, No Excuses, Passion, talents/gifts by 1 Comment

Short Term Sacrifice

Do you love what you do? When you love what you do, you are willing to do things others may not understand. You are willing to constantly update, upgrade, research and network. You are willing to sacrifice what others see as “fun” and substitute what your time is best spent on. TV watching, Facebooking, yard .. read more

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On June 22nd, 2010, posted in: Delivery, Passion by