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Leading up to a performance, you might experience crippling audition nerves, which are feelings of intense anxiety and stress before or during an audition. These nerves can manifest in physical symptoms like trembling, sweating profusely, and a pounding heart rate, as well as mental symptoms such as paralyzing self-doubt and destructive negative thoughts.
Beyoncé once said that she used to get so nervous before performing that she would throw up. Hugh Jackman revealed that he suffered from stage fright during his Broadway debut and had to use meditation to calm his nerves.
It’s important to know that these nerves are common among performers of all levels, and can affect your ability to perform at your best. However, there are techniques and strategies you can use to manage your nerves. In this video, we’ll teach you how to overcome your audition nerves and ace your performance.