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Elegant Letters, Issue #38 Learning To Be Elegant Through Performing (and Classical Singing)

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How have you been? Hope all you’ve been well.

For those of you who follow my twitter, you would know that I made some comment about “why is performing so nerve wrecking?” It is probably because you feel as though a large number is standing there and judging you!

Well, recently I had my first time experience of performing, namely, classical singing (without a microphone) in front of a live audience with piano accompaniment.

It was…..let’s just say, an interesting experience. My knees were shaking, my voice was trembling and I felt that I couldn’t breathe. However, I did learn about a couple of things which I think is extremely applicable to elegance.

Lessons On Elegance Through the Art of Performing

Singing Performance

Here are the 5 things I learned about elegance through performing:

  • #1 You can still communicate something beautiful, no matter where you’re at 
  • #2 Use pressure and performance to accelerate your learning 
  • #3 Posture is important – for breathing, communication and technique 
  • #4 Learn to pretend while coping with nerves 
  • #5 Small movements make a huge difference!

My favourite is lesson 1. I will always remember what my teacher said to me forever….
 Read here about my experience and lessons on elegance I learned through performing

 How You Dress Affects Your Life In More Ways Than You May Realize

In another recent article I wrote about 3 weeks back, I pondered about my recent increase in opportunities for interesting experiences and work which I think it is largely due to the way I dress.

I’m not saying I’m perfect, but I wanted to remind myself that how I dress does tell others a lot about me. I still have my off-days. I’m not the ever-so-elegant woman who dresses perfectly all the time. However, the reality remains that the way we dress does influence our lives more than we realize sometimes.

Here is the article:

How You Dress Says a Lot About You (and may affect your life more than you think)

Have you considered what kind of image you are presenting to the world? Is it elegant? 


Thanks for reading!

Shalom (which in Hebrew means wishing you peace, wholeness, perfect health and well-being),

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