All people aspire to be singers. Everyone aspires to stardom. But I’m always shocked to learn that some of these same people have never performed with a band, been on stage, or sang in public. Enjoying singing is one thing, but loving it and feeling confident enough to perform in front of others is quite another. There is no substitute for giving a live performance in front of an audience. Here is where you can really start to learn how to read your audience, assess your performance, identify areas for improvement, and determine what works and what doesn’t. You test every aspect of your personality, talent, and acting skills on stage. Studying other bands and singers is one of the best ways to figure out how to be a great entertainer. You can evaluate someone’s performance by the way they make you feel, as well as by the way they appear, sound, move, and speak. It’s a good sign if you felt your attendance there was worthwhile when you left. Have you ever felt defrauded after purchasing a ticket to a concert or live performance? It’s possible that the band was uninteresting, did not engage with the crowd at all, sounded awful, or was difficult to hear because the drums and bass overpowered the vocals. Maybe you felt you didn’t get your money’s worth because they only played a brief set. Perhaps the artist’s attitude offended you because it was haughty. You need to practice, practice, practice if you want to be ready for a live performance. By properly warming up, singing with your stomach rather than your throat, and breathing, you can practice getting both your vocals and voice in top shape.