Whether you call it “star power”, “the x-factor”, or simply “It”, stage presence can be hard to describe – but easy to spot. Stage presence refers to the certain charisma and charm that a competitor possesses that draws in an audience and commands their full attention. But does stage presence really matter? And how can you improve it?
Does it Matter?
Stage presence can, quite simply, be a defining factor in a competitor’s success. Of course, it’s not everything; a competitor can still be successful with an amazing physique. However, when combined with skill, experience and hard work, stage presence and proper posing can create a combination that turns “good” competitors into formidable athletes.
Stage presence is more than the ability to hit your mark, and smile. Essentially, a good stage presence pulls the audience and the judges into the performance. It’s the ability to make the audience and the judges connect with the competitor offering a memorable experience for all.
How Can You Improve It?