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How do I become less boring on stage?

I am a teenager and I perform poetry as a weekly activity in front of my peers. My poetry is well written and very strong. I have a distinctive powerful voice, but my performances are dry and dull. I'm not nervous about going on stage. I'm just nervous about letting go and not holding back. I'm not naturally cool, I have to try to be that way. My issue is that I'm very analytical so I have to think about EVERYTHING I do. What are some tips on making my performances more energetic and lively?

Asked By: - 11/10/2011
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When reading poetry it is the words that need to be the focus of attention -- if it is good poetry and makes people think -- so perhaps you are already doing it right as it is not supposed to be something where you're personality takes over the power of the verse... More
Answered By: randa - 11/10/2011
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try smiling :)
Answered By: Charlie - 11/10/2011
 
Everyone likes genetalia, whether or not they're attracted to you... Take this idea and run (people also like chicks running naked...bouncy bouncy)
Answered By: LFCfan - 11/10/2011
 
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