How to Overcome Nervousness-Intention! by Shannon O’Dowd




How To Deal with Nervousness About "Performing" In Front of Others:


In order to talk about nervousness, what we really need to talk about is your intention.


What is your intention when you're making your appearances?


When you're making on camera appearances, usually you're relaying information or talking about an experience. If you can think, “This isn't about me... this is about me being a vessel to share information in an entertaining way”, then the pressure kind of gets taken off of you.


It takes all that energy that's coursing through your veins and making you feel so nervous and telling yourself “this is about me being of service, this is about me taking this information and sharing it with the world”. If you think about pushing that energy up through you and OUT, that visual has been really helpful in the past for many of my clients.



Shannon O’Dowd is an on-camera host, commercial spokesperson, & media training/on-camera instructor. Shannon has been working on both sides of the camera for well over a decade.


I eat, sleep, and breath on-camera training and coaching. I Literally wrote the book on how to prepare and embellish your on-camera performance. Finding talent managers and eventually agents means focusing on building out your resume, headshots, and sizzle reel. Having on-camera training can get you ready for the audition. I go above and beyond for my clients and teach up and coming professionals and established talent all over the Los Angeles area. Reach out! I want to continue to build a thriving community of entertainers.



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