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Are You Ready to Feature? 10 Tips for a Professional Spoken Word Performance
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Ami Mattison
October 2010
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Ami Mattison
October 2010
Think you’ve got the chops to bring it and deliver a feature performance at a spoken word event? Well, before you pitch yourself to an open mic host or run off to star at that invited gig, stop and ask yourself a few questions: Am I really ready? Do I know how to be professional? Will I truly entertain the crowd or will I just embarrass myself? I know, that last question is maybe a little harsh. But hey, stage performance of any kind can be harsh. It’s live, so mistakes burn themselves into history; you never know what kind of audience might show up (or if anyone will show up at all); and you really don’t know if you’re going to be a hit or not. If you’re a serious spoken word performer, then you’ll need to know how to develop poems for spoken word performance as well as the ins and outs of basic performance skills. But on top of that, you’ll need to focus on how to give professional performances on a consistent basis. 10 Tips for a Professional Performance During the eight years that I’ve performed professionally, I’ve learned there are two fundamentals to becoming a well-regarded spoken word performer: Offering polished and consistently good performances and acting in a professional manner. Read the rest of the article at poetryNprogress.

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