Learn How To Be A Better Performer

Imagine yourself standing on a beautifully decorated stage, with all the lights and stuff. And with crowds so large, they have to get up on each other just to see you perform. People are screaming your name, waving banners and posters with pictures of your face printed on them. Sounds great, does not it? Well,…

Imagine yourself standing on a beautifully decorated stage, with all the lights and stuff. And with crowds so large, they have to get up on each other just to see you perform. People are screaming your name, waving banners and posters with pictures of your face printed on them. Sounds great, does not it? Well, I'm here to tell you that it is not impossible for you to achieve that vision. With the right passion and constant practice, you're sure to get there. But I'm also here to tell you that when you do get up to that point of your career, there's a huge possibility for you to freeze up and forget your lyrics or displease the crowd because of a poor performance.

A live singing performance is the ultimate test for all the technical skills a singer has learned from all his practice sessions. A singer must possess the right attitude towards performing, as well as inheriting important habits that would aid him in his performance.

Here are three things you have to keep in mind if you want to be a good singer and performer:

1.) An amazing voice is useless if you do not possess good articulation and enunciation skills. Singing without pronouncing the lyrics correctly correctly kills the whole song. For people who are not used to singing in different accents, this skill would be a tricky one to learn. Articulation is also important because it dramatically affects the tone displacement of your voice, and could also affect the way your voice resonates around your head or chest. There are many exercises on how to develop this skill. One of them is to practice reading aloud. It sounds really basic, but it works.

2.) Loosening up your jaw before every performance is a must. Most singers do not realize how tense their jaws are before they sing, and that could normally result in a disruption in their vocal tones. Remember to always stretch out you jaw muscles before singing.

3.) One of the most important things to get rid of when performing is stage fright. An effective way to eliminate stage fright is to plan out your song before performing so you will not have to stop and think about your next move in the middle of your performance. Experience is also an important factor in performing. As you play at more gigs, you gain more experience and less the chances of falling into stage fright.

5 Tips on Card Magic for Beginners

All of the finest card magic books follow a pattern in teaching sleight of hand for beginners. First they teach the terminology and the technical terms to define card sleights. They start by teaching the different grips or ways to hold the cards. Women and young children have smaller hands there before they should use…

All of the finest card magic books follow a pattern in teaching sleight of hand for beginners. First they teach the terminology and the technical terms to define card sleights.

They start by teaching the different grips or ways to hold the cards. Women and young children have smaller hands there before they should use bridge size cards.

1. The overhand and false shuffle : This is usually the first sleight taught. You must learn how to control the cards. I personally believe that it is easier and better for the beginner to focus on self-working card magic in the beginning so that they can get some effects that they can perform.

The next thing is the false cuts also known as blind cuts. The glimpse is a good sleight to learn next because sometimes the spectator will ask to shuffle the cards.

Forcing cards is a method for making the spectator select the card that you want them to, even though they believe that it was a free choice.

2. Palming cards : In magician's terminology means to take a card or cards and hold it understood there without it's presence being suspended by the audience. The principle is an important one in card magic. Many of the finest feats possible depend on it.

The best methods of palming cards are not difficult to do. The reasons that palming is neglected or clearly done by cardmen are:

a. Bad misdirection
b. Lack of confidence

The first thing a beginner might say is that their hands are too small, this is usually an excuse for not practicing enough or practicing wrong techniques. If your hands really are too small then use smaller cards as stated earlier like the bridge size.

3. Double-lifts: When used deceptively, naturally and in moderation this fundamental sleight is very useful. Unfortunately any card men do it badly and far too often. We would caution the student first to learn to execute the sleight perfectly and then to use it sparingly and discreetly.

As the name implies, the sleight consist of secretly lifting two cards as one, turning them face downwards again. The cards should be squared together perfectly. They should not be handled like a brick. Make it look natural.

4. The Pass: The first exposure of the principles of card magic was published in 1769 by the french writer Guyot, and it was he who first laid down the dictum that master of the pass is the first requisite of the art of conjuring with cards .

The pass is a very difficult sleight to master. The principal use of the pass is to secretly bring a chosen card from the middle of the pack to the top, or vice versa.

5. Top Change: There is no other sleight in all conjuring with cards which will give you so much pleasure as this. More than any other sleight, it lends itself to proper misdirection, improvisation, the delightful ad-libbing. This is one way to have a lot of fun with cards. This creates more of a battle of wits and so much laughter .. You can really engage your audience with this method.

To exchange one card for another boldly and under the noses of those who watch, without being detected, is a sweet triumph! It is also good entertainment.

This sleight is difficult to perfect and requires a lot of practice, understanding and timing.

Atlanta Playwright, Sherry Bell-Bradley, Blossoms in New Career

While lay offs were taking place on March 6, 2009, Sherry Bell-Bradley was working at the firms satellite office just blocks away. Unlike her colleagues, she learned of her faith the next day when she received her termination package in the mail. Instead of waddling in self-pity, Sherry turned to her writing and began constructing…

While lay offs were taking place on March 6, 2009, Sherry Bell-Bradley was working at the firms satellite office just blocks away. Unlike her colleagues, she learned of her faith the next day when she received her termination package in the mail. Instead of waddling in self-pity, Sherry turned to her writing and began constructing the foundation for her comedy murder mystery, Who Killed Uncle Pete? The stage play was an instant success since it first debuted in 2009. Although Sherry could not reveal and ruin the mystery of who actually killed Uncle Pete (y ou will have to see it yourself) she did, however, agree to discuss the inspiration behind the stage play, future projects she is currently working on, and her most important writer.

Janet Thomson: Good morning Sherry thank you for taking time to chat with me.

Sherry Bell-Bradley: Good morning Janet and thanks for having me.

JT: Let's get right into it. Who or what is the inspiration behind Who Killed Uncle Pete ?

SB: I utilized some family members' nicknames, but the characters do not depict my family. Uncle Pete was formed by listening to family and friends refer to their own family members. I combined those characteristics to form the character Uncle Pete. Nettie, Dulie and Dump: I had been all those women at one point in my life: nave, feisty, or simply tired of dead-end relationships. As far as who inspires me, it's my grandmother, Cleaster McCloud who has since passed.

JT: I understand that this is your first comedic production. When did you get the idea?

SB: For years my writing style geared towards social issues or experiences that I had encountered. I wanted to see if I could change my writing style – I wanted to see if my writing could be comical. It was my turn to host Girls Night Out and I decided to seize the opportunity. I wrote the skit and put it on in my backyard. I invited family and friends. After the party, I thanked everyone for coming, and I told them that the skit was the debt of Who Killed Uncle Pete? – The next day, I began writing to turn the skit into a play.

JT: Why did you decide writing as a career?

SB: I did not decide – my destiny did. I had been writing since I was about nine years old. I could take 10 spelling words and write a mystery. I even wrote a collection of poems all summer long one year, and I got the collection to my English teacher, Mrs. Grant.

JT: Sherry not many people understand their purpose in life how fortunate you are to have known so early that writing is your destiny. Now tells us what circumstances lead to your career move from legal secretary to full-time playwright.

SB: I had been in Corporate America in the legal field for years as a legal secretary, administrative assistant – writing was a hobby. I wrote skits and poetry for the churches I attended. I even had the opportunity to write a play A Promise which focused on physical abuse with the Coleman Jr. High School Drama team performed at the Grenville High School. In January 2009, I started my company Mississippi Magnolia Productions, LLC. In March 2009, I was laid off from my job of 8 1/2 years, without notice. Then on June 7, 2009, I was hit by a car while walking in my sister's yard. The injuries I sustained; torn ligaments in both knees; damaged cartilage; fractured bone and spinal and nerve damage. I experienced short-term memory loss, loss of mobility of my right arm due to a pinched nerve and injuries to my spine. I could only stand or sit for short periods of time. Now mind you, my show was scheduled to debut June 22-23, 2009.

JT: Wow talk about tenacity and determination Sherry. You are very blessed to still be here and to have the momentum to continue with this project. I understand that you had some exciting and interesting circumstances.

SB: Yes, three weeks before my opening show – I can not recall most of the events that led up to the debt because of the medication and the pain, but I do recall we sold out. Although I had my wheelchair on standby, God granted me strength to walk out and thank the fans.

The January Show was organized mostly from the bed because my body ached with pain daily and the only outlet I had was writing – it was therapy. I reviewed the DVD of the rehearsals over and over again, and then I went to work. I made the necessary changes and yet again, the show sold out at the 14th Street Playhouse in January 2010.

On May 15, 2010, we traveled to my hometown in Greenville, Mississippi with a stellar performance at the historical EE Bass Cultural Arts Center. Later, we returned to my community at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia in October 2010 with another successful show. I was not released from the doctors until May 2010, the week I was scheduled to travel to Mississippi. For almost a year I was not able to work, but my writing kept my spirits up.

JT: Sherry your story is definitely one of inspiration for others, particularly for women entrepreneurs. Where do you get your motivation or inspiration for writing?

SB: Writing is therapy for me. When I am writing it releases stress and it gives me the opportunity to put my thought about certain incidents I have encountered on paper. It is a ministry – here I can offer my testimonies that hopefully, educate, uplift and encourage someone else.

JT: Well your story has definitely encouraged me. What is your goal for Who Killed Uncle Pete ?

SB: In the near future, I hope to get investors, take the production on the road and one day see Who Killed Uncle Pete on the marquis at the Fox in Atlanta, Georgia.

JT: You have such drive that I'm sure it will happen. Are you working on any new projects?

SB: I am. There is a sequel to Who Killed Uncle Pete as well as a few other plays I will be working on this year.

JT: When can we expect a book of your memoir?

SB: I can not really say right now. I am so happy writing plays, traveling and putting on productions that I do not know right now.

JT: Who is your favorite writer and why?

SB: Maya Angelou, I have loved her since a child. I purchased and read her collection one book at a time. Me and Mrs. Angelou's novels on a nice sunny day, lying on a blanket in the backyard of my mom's house – I could escape my life and travel with Mrs. Angelou, experience her life, laugh when she was happy and cry when she experienced hardships. I would write poetry because one day – I would be as famous as Mrs. Angelou.

JT: Will a DVD be created for purchase in the near future?

SB: Yes, we expect to have Who Killed Uncle Pete available for purchase in 2012.

JT: How can people contact you?

SB: I can be reached at https://twitter.com/#!/sherrybbradley

JT: Sherry thanks so much for sharing your journey, and I wish you continued success.

Lorgnette Opera Glasses: What Are They?

The term lornnette is derived from the French words lorgner, meaning to peer at, and lorgne, or to squint. The lornnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle rather than temples, the part of eyeglasses frames that extends over the ear to be held in place. This article explains in detail what lornnette opera…

The term lornnette is derived from the French words lorgner, meaning to peer at, and lorgne, or to squint. The lornnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle rather than temples, the part of eyeglasses frames that extends over the ear to be held in place. This article explains in detail what lornnette opera glasses really are. It all started with George Adams, an Englishman who is credited for inventing these glasses. In the early 1800s, it became high fashion to use eyeglasses with a handle – especially for ladies who did not want to wear spectacles. These glasses were used more as an accessory or piece of jewelry than for helping the user to see more clearly. The lornette glasses were utilized mostly for reading or to see details on stage at the opera.

It made sense to add such a handle to opera glasses for the same reason as the spectacles. One would not choose to wear or hold them up during an entire performance, so to have a pair of lornnette glasses would enable the user to hold the glasses up to their eyes only when desiring to see more detail in the costumes or facial expressions of the actors or singers. The handle was helpful to for the user to hold the opera glasses up without having to hold their arm as high in the air to do so. Naturally, lornnette glasses also served as a lovely accessory for the elite at the theater.

Newer versions of these lorgnettes are available today with telescoping handles that extend the handle to the optimum length for the user. This is done by twisting, extending, and then tightening the opera glasses at the desired length. The handle can also be folded on top of the opera glasses when not in use to make the theater binoculars more compact while not in use.

Opera glasses are compact, lightweight binoculars that are usually equipped with 3x or 5x magnification. This low magnification is used to enable a broad view of the stage while reducing the amount of image shake while handling them. The lorgnette version is only one of the popular styles of available now. Some models come with a red LED light to be able to discreetly read programs without disturbing other patrons. Another popular style of comes with a chain for the user to place around their neck and are enabled to have free hands during the performance. No matter which features you choose, your opera glasses are sure to enhance your theater experience and help to make any seat the best seat.

Famous Nights Out for London Theatre – Try West End Shows

One London theater attraction that never fails to draw huge crowds is the West End that is home to some long-running musical and other West End Shows. Tickets to this Theatreland can be quite in demand especially during peak seasons. Below are just some of the famous musicals that you can see at London's West…

One London theater attraction that never fails to draw huge crowds is the West End that is home to some long-running musical and other West End Shows. Tickets to this Theatreland can be quite in demand especially during peak seasons. Below are just some of the famous musicals that you can see at London's West End.

Who does not know or at least hear of Les Miserables that is based on the classic novel of the same title by French author Victor Hugo? Les Miserables is actually the longest running show of all time in London's West End. This is one of the huge crowd drawers. Some people have seen Les Miserables twice or even three times and still would not mind watching it again for a couple more. That's simply how popular the musical is. It sees that theater goers just can not get enough of the themes of love and redemption that is wonderfully lined by the play. And with beautiful songs such as “Can You Hear the People Sing” and “I Dreamed a Dreamed,” it was really destined to become a hit.

Another classic is the Phantom of the Opera that opened only a year after Les Miserables, making it the second longest-running musical at London's West End. It is probably the most well-loved of all Andrew Lloyd Weber creation. Based on Gaston LeRoux's novel, the story's themes of love and obsession is masterfully represented by the blending of opera and rock. “The Point of No Return” and “Masquerade” are just two of the most unforgetable songs from this musical.

If you are looking for a more contemporary musical, then We Will Rock You will definitely be to your liking. Running for eight years already, the show is set 300 years into the future and depicts the life of a young non-conformist named Gallileo and his battle against the corporate Killer Queen. If you are a fan of the British rock band Queen then you will be guided to know that this show features some of their greatest hits such as “We Are the Champions” and of course “We Will Rock You.”

Another modern classic is Mama Mia that is famous not only among Abba fans, but to everyone who can appreciate a good light and funny story. It is about a young, fatherless bride named Sophie who just discovered that her mom dated three men at the time of her conception. For her wedding, she decides to invite all three of her potential dads, turning the story into a series of one amusing scenario after another. And with Abba hits in the score such as “Dancing Queen” and “Mama Mia,” this show is simply irresistible.

With all the good theater showing in London's West End Shows , it is not hard to imagine why it is quite hard to get West End tickets. Online Theater Tickets outlets are definitely a blessing to theater lovers. Through these sites, you can order your tickets in advance. No need to join the long ques at London's West End.

Can Irish Dancing And Panto Be Mixed?

Music and dancing are at the heart of every performance no matter what it is, or how it is intended to affect the audience. However, the performances are structured and two very different styles are not mixed. But, if you are brave enough to combine two strong styles and perform them well, I personally think…

Music and dancing are at the heart of every performance no matter what it is, or how it is intended to affect the audience. However, the performances are structured and two very different styles are not mixed. But, if you are brave enough to combine two strong styles and perform them well, I personally think you are guaranteed a success. The theater combination of Irish dancing and panto may seem like an unusual mix but if you look at the audiences from either of these shows, you'll rarely find anyone who has not enjoyed the performances. Whatever your opinion is on the subject, both these performances are steeped in history and putting them together, you're offering the audience something they have never seen before.

Pantomime is a very traditional English performance that entertains people throughout the Christmas Holiday period. The history surrounding panto dates back over 100 years, and has been entertaining people from all backgrounds since the early days. Children's favorite stories are brought to life through escapism, and humor while also throwing in a few clean jokes for the adults. The audiences are encouraged to join in and help the heroes of the story to outsmart the villains. There is an overall great feeling about the panto, and everyone in the audience will leave feeling refreshed, and happy.

Irish dancing is also very historical, and is often split into two different forms of social dancing and performance art. This style of dancing became very popular in 1994 when “Riverdance” hit the stage providing that this form of dance was very entertaining. There are many different versions of Irish dancing depending on the part of Ireland you are from. Children are taught it from an early age, and at any social event or gathering you will see some children dancing. Irish dancing is very captivating, and people enjoy watching it for the technical side as well as the entertainment value.

With these two completely different forms of entertainment it looks strange to want to combine the two. However, thinking out of the box often provides the best performance of the year. There is no reason why Irish dancing can not be combined with the entertainment value of pantomime. Both are extremely entertaining to watch and people love to see variety in performances. Although pantos are great they are very predictable and if you can inject a new element into them you will create an amazing show.

The audience will be amazed that you have included a complicated yet mesmerizing dance into the traditional feel of panto. There are no rules when it comes to performing and giving your audience something new and exciting is essential. Theater and stage performances are all about the stage presence, and combining art forms. Using Irish dancing within Pantomime is a fantastic way to bring a new element to the panto season.

Irish dancing has become very main stream, and many people are getting interested in the dance form. It is not unusual to see the dance being done in schools, and in dance lessons all over the world. Good performers can turn their hand to anything including acting, and dancing. If you have open minded people that want to create something special this panto season, combining Irish dancing and traditional pantomimes is guaranteed to be a great success. You will be able to show that panto players are versatile, and can give an outstanding performance every time.

Salsa Lesson DVD – Mind Tricks To Perfect Your Confidence

Do you want to know all the hidden secrets that the professionals keep to themselves? Do you want to know how to perform and be as confident as the stars are? Well here it is I am going to tell you all of our deepest darkest secrets to make you a star. I will unleash…

Do you want to know all the hidden secrets that the professionals keep to themselves? Do you want to know how to perform and be as confident as the stars are? Well here it is I am going to tell you all of our deepest darkest secrets to make you a star. I will unleash tools you can use to help you perform just like the pro's do and all you have to do is just keep on reading.

First let me start off by saying that professionals are talented dancers, but they are many tricks that get them to look and dance the way they do. Have you ever wondered why professional dancers are so confident? Well I have and I found out a little secret. First of all, They do not practice their routines with their body every time. What? Yes the professionals are taught to not only practice their routines with their body but but also with their minds.

You see dance is not only physical, it is a mental art as well. When you dance you must make sure that you really know the dance your going to perform. So one way a pro memorizes their routine is by doing the dance over and over in their head. So lets say you want to try this. First you should play the music you are dancing to. Then you should sit down and go over every step in your head as if you were dancing. After write down where you got stuck, write down where you forgot a move, write down everything! By doing this you will know where you messed up in your dance and then you can fix it, which will get you to dance perfect every time.

It's so simple but it really works because the mind is such a powerful tool and if you use it right you can be on your way to dancing just like the pro's do.

Now on to the next hidden secret. This one should be used after you have mastered my first trick I wrote about. I hope your ready for this. Well here it goes you should always record yourself dancing before a performance. This is so important because you can really see what you look like and where you can improve on. No one is perfect so I can guarantee that you will find something that you can make better. Even if it is pointing a foot, or smiling more. Their is always something you can do to make your performance the best it can be.

Stomp! – Making Music From The Mundane

Stomp has been going for so long now it's almost a household name. In fact, it's been 20 years now since its original inception 1991. Originally a piece of street theater performed in the seaside town of Brighton, Stomp quickly became so much more and was an instant smash success. Touring worldwide, Stomp swiftly gained…

Stomp has been going for so long now it's almost a household name. In fact, it's been 20 years now since its original inception 1991. Originally a piece of street theater performed in the seaside town of Brighton, Stomp quickly became so much more and was an instant smash success. Touring worldwide, Stomp swiftly gained critical acclaim and won many awards as people across the world recognized the magnificence of its simplicity. And that is why Stomp has been so successful – because it is simple. In short, Stomp does something which had never been done in theaters before. It turned everyday objects into musical instruments. It turned movements into rhythmic sounds and combined the two into an extraordinary musical extravaganza which breaks through cultural and language barriers and captures the imagination and interest of audiences across the world.

The brilliance of Stomp lies in its simplicity. Because there is no plot and no script it can easily be enjoyed by any audience, of any age from any country. There is no confusing story or plot to worry about, the audience can just sit back and enjoy the precisely choreographed performance.

It's a fun-packed, live show, performed by an enthusiastic energetic cast who never seem to falter. Where they do, it's used as a clever joke to entertain and engage the audience.

Stomp probably boasts the widest range of props ever used in a stage performance, yet they are remarkably simple and insignificant. Everyday items are turned into musical instruments – including bins lids, plastic containers, brooms, plungers and even the odd kitchen sink. The secret to Stomp lies in the name. The cast bang, crash, thump and stomp their way around the stage, creating a magnificent musical experience which everyone can enjoy and appreciate. The show opens the audience's eyes and ears to the world around them – seeing simple everyday household items being turned into musical instruments gives you a different outlook. The sound and movement is fantastic and the climactic scene has a gladiatorial edge to it as dustbin lids as smashed together in what feels like war of the dustbin men.

The magic of Stomp is undeniable. Despite its age, it is still a breath of fresh air, even for modern theater. It is a change from the norm and a welcome one at that. You can not but help being impressed by the masterful talent of the cast as they stomp, wosh, brush and crash their way about the stage. Its wonderful simplicity is also its genius.

Stomp has to be seen to be appreciated, but the fact that it has since spawned a US show, several tours worldwide, DVDs, Blu-rays and various television adverts speaks volumes.

Book your Stomp tickets today to see what all the fuss is about.

How to Overcome Performance Anxiety/Stage Fright

Some people have severe performance anxiety. They find themselves stiff and at a loss for words when they have to stand before a group of people to sing, or perform in any way. A person with performance anxiety may feel that they are incapacitated of performing well because of their fears, but there is hope.…

Some people have severe performance anxiety. They find themselves stiff and at a loss for words when they have to stand before a group of people to sing, or perform in any way. A person with performance anxiety may feel that they are incapacitated of performing well because of their fears, but there is hope. You can learn to manage your fears and still be able to perform in front of people very well. There are a few things you can do to overcome the anxiety of performing.

Firstly, know your material very well. Practice reciting it while imagining you are actually in front of people. You never know what you've really memorized and what you have not until you try to perform it. You will probably black out the first few times but it's a good thing to learn how to get through these feelings and still perform. The next step is to perform it in front of a few loved ones. Do not be silly and laugh if you mess up. Instead, give a serious rendition and allow them to tell you where you need improvement. If you can this enough times you will allow yourself to adjust to the initial shock of performing for an audience.

Secondly, do breathing exercises to reduce your performance anxiety. Breathing exercises help to release tension in your throat and abdomen. Before you start, inhale and count to four and exhale and count to four. Doing slow breathing also slows down your heartbeat. This helps to reduce your nervous feeling and make you more relaxed and focused when performing.

Sometimes 'getting into character' helps with performance anxiety. It may help to imagine yourself as someone else while performing. You can channel their personality and confidence so that you do not feel so vulnerable while performing. Consider it acting in some ways. Study the writer's perspective and allow yourself to become that character when singing. To do that, you should study how the 'voice' of the song thinks, feels, and acts. Empathize and embody that message when you sing. Remember, the audience essentially just wants to hear the message you are bringing anyway. You just happened to be the messenger.

Stage fright does not have to be crippling and it certainly does not have to mean that you can not be a great performer. By polishing your skills, practicing and doing relaxation techniques you can overcome it to perform at your best.

Actor Auditions – What to Anticipate?

Acting is actually an extremely profitable occupation but additionally, it is among the most demanding one. Prior for you to avail yourself for the auditions, here are a few of the issues you need to anticipate: 1. Study the entire script and make sure which you comprehend it. You'll be recommended to understand the character…

Acting is actually an extremely profitable occupation but additionally, it is among the most demanding one. Prior for you to avail yourself for the auditions, here are a few of the issues you need to anticipate:

1. Study the entire script and make sure which you comprehend it. You'll be recommended to understand the character you'd be representing; and the way he / she relates with other characters within the movie. It's anticipated for you to show the various attributes your part has in the direction of other characters that relate with him / her inside the act. Also, understanding your character's part could be essential and do not be afraid to study in the script in the event you skip out on a couple of phrases; but do not overdo it.

2. Think of your behavior. Many of us have certain mannerisms which may not be appropriate in the audition. A few of them are chewing a gum, speaking in an excess amount and forgetting your directions, touching the director or any of his / her possessions, cigarette smoking and so forth. You may be utilized to them; but it is recommended to shun these behaviors or else you might piss off the casting director and certainly not stand an opportunity.

3. Show respect to everyone within the space for auditions for actors. Whenever you enter the audition center, there might be 1 or two individuals who you might effortlessly acknowledge, but additionally some strangers exist. These individuals may be the stylist, digital camera guy and might be a representative from the certain acting business. To assure you, the representative may put on shabby clothing this kind of which you might be tempted to presume that the person is not good on acting. Then he might wait until all of the other people have asked you their concerns after which inquire you an extremely easy query. In the event you reply rudely or mockingly, most likely you will be tested.

4. Be brief and do what is anticipated of you. From the time it is your flip to become auditioned, the panel would currently be exhausted because other individuals had currently handed through them. Make their task easy by providing an extremely short introduction of yourself and provide your greatest efficiency in the shortest time feasible. Steer clear of repeating sentences orating issues that do not make sensitivity as this might be an indication of nervousness.

5. Usually be ready for acting auditions. The panel may require you to complete something which you did not believe you can, for instance, they might want you to operate about the podium inside a certain way or chuckle inside a certain scenario. Usually be prepared for the reaction because they might wish to check whether or not you might be inventive enough to fill some blank spaces around the character they've chosen for you.

6. Stage presence. Attempt to be competent and parcel of what you're operating with. Keep in mind that the panel has used its time for you to evaluate you and they have to be handled describing. Solve the concerns that they inquire you and chuckle with them once they crack joke, but additionally, be conscious because they might be testing you. Just do something to show them which you are there with them rather than day dreaming.

Lastly, when signing out with the audition center do not neglect to thank the individuals who assisted you. They are the individuals you talked to in the time you arrived to whenever you depart the promise. Also, make certain you signal out your title as this might be utilized to examine the quantity of time you invested in the auditions.

Salsa Dance Instruction DVD – How To Never Fall Off Rhythm

Were you born with two left feet? Or are you a person that just can not seem to understand rhythm and dance on the right beat? Well have no fear because I am here to help you. And all you have to do is follow my simple instructions exactly how I say and you will…

Were you born with two left feet? Or are you a person that just can not seem to understand rhythm and dance on the right beat? Well have no fear because I am here to help you. And all you have to do is follow my simple instructions exactly how I say and you will never miss a beat again!

First of all lets start with why you may be falling off rhythm. Do you have any understanding of music? If so then great, If not this might be why you cant seem to stay on beat. So if you do not familiarize with music, then here's a quick summary about salsa music you always count in 8's. For example 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, that is what we call an 8 count.

But the tricky thing about salsa which you may not know is that you usually never ever dance on 4 or 8. So for example you would dance on count 1, 2, 3 and pause on count 4, and dance on count 5, 6, 7 and pause on count 8. This is a major principle of salsa dancing and if you do not understand it then this could really effect you dancing on the rhythm.

So lets say you have mastered the basic counting principle. Great. Now I have another trick for you to see if you really understand rhythm. First I want you to play a salsa song, any song. While you play this song close your eyes and listen to the music with your ears. What I want you to do is count out loud to the rhythm of the song. So as the song is playing you will count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and again 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, until the song has finished.

Next I want to repeat the same thing, so play a song, close your eyes, and now I want you to do the basic 3 step move with your eyes closed while you listen to the music. Now please make sure that there are no sharp object around that can hurt you, the basic 3 step move should take you everywhere, you should be dancing in one place.

When you dance you must feel the music and for some people their environment can distract them and thats' what makes people fall off rhythm. So again understand the song and the counts of the song. Then play the song and count the beats out loud. After wards repeat the same counting out loud and dance at the same time.

Introduction to Magic

Choose a trick or two and learn it well. Perform for friends and family until you have it down without any flaws. Once you finish your act, decide if you want to continue performing magic tricks or move on. Some people are content with doing something just once while others are motivated to learn other…

Choose a trick or two and learn it well. Perform for friends and family until you have it down without any flaws. Once you finish your act, decide if you want to continue performing magic tricks or move on. Some people are content with doing something just once while others are motivated to learn other magic tricks and pursue this as a long term career.

You can even teach people how to do this so you are able to share some knowledge to those who are also fascinated.

Be sure to keep eye contact with the audience because you are expected to entertain them. If ever you make a mistake, just apologize and move on.

Before you start learning magic tricks, you have to learn its history. Magic has been used for hundreds of years. Technology has helped make it bigger than it has ever been but in order to understand it, you have to learn how and why it works. From there, you will learn the various techniques and get an idea what you want to specialize in.

There are seven different methods used for sleight of hand magic tricks. They usually require lots of practice before a person can be effective enough in using them. Palming is one of the most common of sleight of hand methods.

It refers to the action of trying to seemingly have an object in an apparently empty hand. Steal is another sleight of hand method wherein a performer tries to obtain a needed object secretly.

Whenever you practice doing some tricks, be sure to have a friend or a family member watch how you do it. Their feedback is very important so you will know if what you are doing is right.

A second method is to perform in front of a mirror, this way you can see what the audience would see. It also would not hurt to record yourself with a video camera then play it back later. These are all good ways to learn and improve your sleight of hand techniques.

Sleight of hand techniques also brings with them a negative association that is borne out of the use of such skills for doing bad things.

Never play the shell game with someone on the street. You will lose all the time. These guys give real performers a bad name. They use stooges who encourage you to chose a certain shell, the main guy looks away and they show you the object so you think they are helping you. However they switch it (sleight of hand move) and you choose it and lose ….

The history of magic is fascinating, from Houdini to Chris Angel there are many different types of magic and many different ways to perform. Start with the easy stuff and see which type of magic you enjoy. Then practice and if you live in Las Vegas join the local magic club and learn new tricks and techniques from the other members.

Voice Over Auditions

A little like dancer auditions or try outs for plays and shows, voice over auditions work in the same way. An ad agency will call upon a few voices from powerful directory sites like Radio Talent or voice over agents such as Hobson's International and ask the companies to suggest a few candidates. The agency…

A little like dancer auditions or try outs for plays and shows, voice over auditions work in the same way.

An ad agency will call upon a few voices from powerful directory sites like Radio Talent or voice over agents such as Hobson's International and ask the companies to suggest a few candidates.

The agency will provide a brief and the number of artists that they want to see, or in this case hear, and then they will invite them all to record the same commercial or piece over a series of dates. This is how commercial votes are found

Normally then the producers will create dummy final versions using all of the voices that have been chosen and play them to the brand or client who requires the voice.

Most often and unlike the earlier mentioned types of auditions the artist will be paid in full for auditioning. This is a cost effective exercise for the client but does ensure that they get the right person. Most often each voice over agency will send approximately 2 voices – noting that in London, UK alone there are 20 or 30 voice over agencies.

For artists working as a voice, getting an audit is an exciting prospect, because as the term suggests they may get picked for the overall job and make considerably large amounts of money.

Auditions in this way should be treated carefully you should never audition without an official agent or the ad agency have asked you to. This is normally because some people ask you to demo some work and end up using it without your approval and without paying you.

Not all auditions are of course paid. There may be a casting call for example for a new type of product and they may hold what is known as open auditions, this will be the same as normal performance auditions only without a fee. Again this is rare but sometimes is possible. We have certainly seen children's casting being transported out this way where clients and talent scouts will visit schools for voice over auditions.

Without having a voice over agent it is illegally you will attend an audition but although if you were a member of a voice over library for example you might be asked for a sample, which is a reasonable and expected request.

When attending your first voice over audition you can expect a whole lot of nerves … so be ready!

How Radio Imaging Is Made

Radio imaging has many other names, such as radio jingles, radio production or radio sonic; all of the terms there are used to describe one or all of the terms collectively. The radio imaging term refers to sounds that make up a radio station sound, with the exception of the music or speech content. The…

Radio imaging has many other names, such as radio jingles, radio production or radio sonic; all of the terms there are used to describe one or all of the terms collectively.

The radio imaging term refers to sounds that make up a radio station sound, with the exception of the music or speech content.

The radio imaging is first made by the radio producer or radio production company and is targeted dependent on the type of radio station and music being played. Soft music requires soft elements and harder music requires hard elements broadly.

Radio imaging can be made my company and sold to a radio station or a radio station of group of stations can employ a team or single producer to make the radio station imaging, or station sound as it is otherwise known.

The producer will first make the imaging then play this to the superiors before it is loaded onto a form of playout system and then played by the on air staff as part of the radio show. Often journalists or broadcast journalists will also play a part in using these elements.

The sounds or imaging as it is collectively known will more than likely serve two purposes. The first is to identify the radio station, the second is to advertise something on the program or show. Mostly when you hear radio imaging you will hear the station name or the broadcasters name along with some indescript sounds which are collectively known as sonic.

Sonic is also make either in house our production companies. These companies will employ musicians to make noises with instruments that can be used as sound effects which make up the elements of sonic and then can be used by radio producers as a form of tool kit to create the radio imaging.

The process of creating each single piece of imaging, or cut, involves using an editing software such as Pro tools or Adobe Audition, either perform similar tasks the first is much more professional and expensive. Pro tools is used in TV and larger radio stations and Adobe Audition is used in smaller ones. Although there are more than 20 other types of software that can do the job perfectly well.

Often when creating radio imaging the producer will book a voice over session with a voice over and engage in creating the elements which consist of voice over, music, and sonic. All three are often used for best effects as they create an exciting and familiar listen for the audience.

Unlike radio jingles, radio imaging can not be sung, although sometimes the two terms can be confused with one another. With radio jingles, these are typically musical and have a sound that can be remembered by the listener, in marketing terms often these are the best forms of radio station imaging.

There are a selection of production companies all over the world that produce these slightly some of the best forms can also come from employees. You can see our resources for more information or examples. Broadcast journalists, do use these elements also, these may be in short news bulletins, or at the beginning or end of each news item, an example might be the various sounds heard on youth station news programs, such as newsbeat from the BBC.

Learn To Salsa DVD – The Secret To Sexy Hip Movement

How is it that someone who maybe does not have the largest hips in the world can look and dance just like the professionals do? Well listen up, even if you are a person with no hips or no butt you can still dance just like all of the pro's on tv All you have…

How is it that someone who maybe does not have the largest hips in the world can look and dance just like the professionals do? Well listen up, even if you are a person with no hips or no butt you can still dance just like all of the pro's on tv All you have to do if follow my simple instructions.

First of all there are many ways to make yourself seem like you are moving your hips more than you really are just by picking out the right clothes. Did you know that you can go into your closet and pick lets say a dress and look like you're a professional dancer?

Well the secret is knowing the right dress to pick. Obviously you can not just pick a tight dress and think you can salsa dance in that because honey, tight dresses are not meant to dance salsa in. When you look for the right dress try and make sure its loose and flows so that when you move the dress moves too.

The reason why all ballroom salsa dresses look the same is because the dress makes the dancer look like they're moving their hips way more than they really are. If you are still not sure of the type of dress I'm talking about go to Google and type in ballroom salsa dresses and you'll see exactly what I mean. Those salsa dresses have extra material on the butt area to enhance the movements in that area to make you look like and feel sexy.

Another great secret is how the dancers move. So once you have your dress on, you have to make your dress move with you while you dance. So what you do is put as much weight on to one leg as if you have no weight on the other leg. While you're doing this try and poke out your hip to make it look bigger. This momentum of changing your weight from one leg to the other will not only make you look like you have hips, but it will make you feel like you have sexy hip movements going on.

Make sure that when you are changing you weight when you're doing the basic 3 step move that you make every move connect. Connecting the movements will make your dancing look natural instead or looking like a robot dancing. Another way to think about it is kind of like riding a bike. When you ride your bike your moving the weight of your body from side to side. That is how you should do the basic 3 step move to make you hips look sexy.