How to Have Stage Presence for Groups

Stage presence can be displayed differently depending upon genre of music. This “How to” is going to cover how to develop stage presence when on the stage with multiple people, like from a rap or singing groups perspective.


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    Prepare and rehearse. Know everybody else's lyrics, so that you can fill in and define parts of the song to get or keep the crowd hyped. Rehearsal is important in order to show that your a professional or on the brink of becoming a pro, you’d got to know where the other person should be onstage.
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    The lead vocalist should almost always take center stage , then move from right to left interacting with the crowd. Always, go center stage when your verse starts this brings the attention to you, especially if you have multiple people on stage.
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    When being the leading vocalist of a song whether it’s a hype song or mellow, use apart of your body to keep the beat or rhythm of the music such as; dancing, moving the mic to the beat, move your hips to the beat, etc…. This shows the crowd you're into it, and pulls them into your world.
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    Setting up your song- People want to be able to connect with you as a performer. Talk to them, tell them a short story about yourself that leads up to a song. Either, the story can be funny or serious, as long as it leads into a song that emphasizes the feelings of the story, your audience will be able to connect with you.
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    Have fun- the audience knows when your nervous or having a bad day. Being able to perform in front of people should get you amp’d anyway. But most importantly have fun, show the crowd that your enjoying yourself, and they will enjoy right along with you.


  • Just ignore rude comments made by people in the crowd or in the competition. They are only trying to mess you up because either they want to win or they want someone else to win.
  • Back to rehearsals- If you ever get pre-stage jitters rehearsal can fix that. Just when you rehearse imagine yourself and how’d you want to feel in front of an audience, even the nervousness. It will help you cope with the stress. Realize your facial expressions (another thing a mirror good for), and body movements.
  • Rehearsal is the building block of all performances. It can bring you great ideas and x out the bad ones. Rehearsal is important because it makes your shows tight, meaning like a well taught karate move, you do it without thought or thinking. Rehearsal is the only thing that can make your show cohesive and eliminates the stars from the fakers.
  • Mirrors- If you have the means to do it. Mirrors can be great in fine tuning an act. As in step 1 on this “how to”, in a mirror you can see where everybody is and what there doing when you're in the middle of your verse.


  • Do not try to get the crowd hype and follow you if the crowd is honestly not feeling you yet. You may totally loose touch and you may be faced with a crowd full of blank stares. Or worse, you may lose your confidence and get the infamous boo off the stage.
  • Do not turn your back to the audience unless it’s incorporated in your show plans. If you turn your back it may show that your disinterested in the performance and you may lose touch with your audience.

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