Stage fright can hit any performer, at any level. Sometimes it’s always there, holding back a promising career; sometimes it can strike out of the blue, debilitating even the seasoned professional performer.
Stage fright is basically the fear of public speaking, and/or performing in front a group of people.
It shows itself in different ways for different please – for some it might be the mind going blank; for others it might be sweaty palms, a tremble in the voice, butterflies in the stomach; for yet others it can become a full-blown panic attack.
In some people, stage fright is simply a lack of confidence in their ability to perform. For some, it is a worry that the audience will be judging them, and not kindly. While for other people, it can be a more deep-seated anxiety.
The great news is that regardless of the underlying cause, it is entirely possible to completely overcome Stage Fright once and for all, and turn yourself into the Shining Light you deserve to be.