.As we say in the Dojo 'Lack of confidence is for the ill prepared'. It's simple really, preparation equals more confidence. Do the work! And don't forget to have fun with it. If you're truly having fun you will be more confident without a doubt.
"In order to do your best in standup comedy you have to maintain focus and be in the moment...your moment!! If you're not confident you will worry needlessly and fly off outside yourself rather than working from the inside and in control".
"...That's why it's called 'out of control', because you are outside yourself and the situation...nobody drives a car from the outside!"
"Stay inside!..and in control. Within yourself you can and WILL choose the correct words, tone and thoughts because you, your body and your consciousness are one and having fun in harmony".
..."You won't freeze if you have done the work and prepared yourself...".
.Pre-show, know that some of your 'jitters' are a good thing. It's just your body and mind preparing for an extra effort they know is coming. It's not a bad thing. It's a fun excitement!
For your nervous system this is likened to Christmas morning and your nerves are 10 yrs old. They're happy, congrats you're really living!! Allow yourself to enjoy the energy and enthusiasm your plasma filled vessel is displaying!! It's good vibrations. ;)
..."ACTUALLY BE SLIGHTLY CONCERNED IF YOU'RE NOT AT LEAST A LITTLE EXCITED PRE-SHOW!"
5 Things that aid confidence.
...stage time work.
...train urself to focus (its not that hard)
...positive feed back from others. so network.
...laughter from the audience, or anybody!!
...having fun in mind.