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Connecting with your audience
Do you every have an audience? Of course you do, every time you speak with others. Maybe also you present to larger audiences. So you've got great material, but how close do you get to the people who are listening to you?
I was just watching a Robbie Williams video. I'm not his greatest musical fan, though there's not doubt he's a good pop singer and has some very catchy tunes. What I really admire him for, though is how he really stirs up the crowd, creating a strong bond with them. I'm not surprised he has had (and probably still does have) such a strong following.
Here's just some of the things he did to connect with his audience.
I once saw him live in a mixed concert at Wembley and again he was an extremely impressive. Contrasting this with musicians who just stand there and play, he is memorable and it's easy to love him, not just his music.
Now translate this to your performances. whether it is teaching, talking to a group of friends or doing big-stage work. How do you connect? What can you learn from our Robbie?
To appreciate the genuine currents of connectivity that exist uniquely between some people and an audience.
Each of us have an instrument within our realm to breathe into so that our lives may find more purpose.
Though we must strive to discover, learn, and courageously trust that whatever it is that brings out in others an appreciation for our contribution to the whole human family, is as much apart of the composition as a microphone or disposable costume.