In order to be a successful performer and be able to make money from doing so, then there are many skills that need to be mastered before you can making performing into a successful career. So, we will be discussing what each of these required skills are and what they entail so that you can get a better idea of what being a successful performer can look like.
Communication skills are absolutely essential to being a performer because they come in handy when you need to communicate with band members and clients looking to hire you for an event. Knowing how to successfully communicate prices, goals, opinions, etc. in a respectful manner is needed on a day-to-day basis.
When being a performer is your full-time career, it will become important to know how to stay flexible. There will be plenty of times when something doesn’t end up going your way, something breaks, a band member does not prepare, agree with you, or even show up, sometimes client will have complaints or will be difficult to deal with… these are all situations where it will be time for you to roll with the punches and be flexible enough to find a solution or middle ground in order to resolve conflicts and keep on doing what you’re passionate about without letting little things get the best of you and your work.
Lastly, confidence is key. As a performer, if you exude confidence, then more people will see that and assume you know exactly what you are doing (even if you don’t). People love confidence and it is much more pleasing to watch a confident person on stage than someone who is shy and questionable of their own abilities. So, keep this in mind the next time you’re performing for others.
If you have any further questions regarding what it takes to become a skilled performer, please contact me.