Stage Fright Holding You Back?

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3 out 4 performers (including professionals) have a problem with stage fright, so the chances are you do too.

That’s true whether your an actor, a musician, or another type of performer.

It might not be so bad if stage fright were just a nuisance for you, but it’s an out-and-out impediment. It creates an unworkable situation as it stands like a permanent roadblock between you and achieving of your full potential as a performer. It also takes the joy out of being in the spotlight.

The question is, what are you going to do about it?

You’ve probably already tried to overcome your stage fright on your own, but nothing seems to help much, does it? It can leave you feeling helpless and hopeless.

There are two things you need to know. First, getting nervous when you perform isn’t your fault. Second, you’re not broken in any sort of way when you do. As I tell my students, stage fright actually proves that you’re perfect, perfectly human.

Stop Trying to Figure It out on Your Own

Every successful performer I’ve ever known has found their way beyond stage fright. (They’ve had to do so to achieve their success.) The problem is it can take years of trial and error to figure out what actually works. While you’re groping around for the answer, you can waste a lot of valuable time and squander important opportunities that may never come around again.

Fortunately, with Goodbye Butterflies, I created an approach that offers genuine hope for the anxiety you experience as a performer. It can save you tons of time, effort, and frustration. I’ve designed it to be straightforward and offer quick results. Most performers start enjoying the benefits almost immediately.

FREE 20-Minute Consultation

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to do somewhere around 20-30 free telephone consultations. I’ll get on the phone with you for 20 minutes, and we can char about  what’s troubling you about stage fright. I’ll then give you advice specific to your situation.

No sales pitch. No opt-ins. No questionnaires. Absolutely free, I promise. This is just a way for me to help you get started in the right direction in finding the way beyond stage fright. Helping performers do so is my passion.

If you’re interested, just fill in the form below telling me about one of your frustrations with stage fright. I’ll contact you by email, and we’ll schedule a time to chat.

Simple enough?

Together, we’ll get you started in finding the way beyond your stage fright.

About the Author: A noted authority on stage fright, Dr. David Lee Fish is the PJ Leonard Associate Professor of Music at Catawba College. He is also a co-founder of the Association for Popular Music, a Research Member of the American Mindfulness Research Association, and author of a forthcoming book on stage fright from Balboa Press. 

Dr. David Lee Fish, Ph.D.


Having spent the last 30+ years in the entertainment industry as a director, producer, writer, actor, sportscaster, and voice-over artist, I'm all too familiar with the nemesis known as stage fright. Working through Dr. Fish's Goodbye Butterflies has helped me better understand this unwelcome guest, who often shows up unannounced. It can be managed and put in its place with the proper perspective, which helps release the artistic flow that is necessary to share the performance that rings true to the audience - be it one person or millions. Do yourself a favor and READ Goodbye Butterflies and discover for yourself what I did.Mel Fair (Halloween, Super 8, Scandal, Justified, Weeds)
Goodbye Butterflies is an essential weapon in the arsenal of any serious performer and anyone else whose career depends on persuading, entertaining, or motivating others. And that's EVERYONE! Dr. Fish is revolutionizing entertainment & public speaking. What Dale Carnegie is to "winning friends & influencing people," he is to performance. DO THIS!!!"Pat O'Connor (artist manager & CEO - POC Media, Inc.)
Goodbye Butterflies transformed my stage fright. It's given me an outlet to channel the adrenaline and stay in control of my nerves! Being confident in your stage presence makes you feel unstoppable! I'm sad that I spent so many years letting stage fright make my voice shake and personality disappear. Make sure to check out the 'cuppa' exercise. You can thank me later!Maddie (American Idol contestant)
I really like David’s straightforward and empowering method for helping performers recognize and work with stage fright without feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment. The beauty of this mindful approach is that it can be applied to other anxiety-provoking situations as well.Barbra Weidlein (Co-Founder and Director -
When you're 18 year old twin sisters from Florida and trying to crack the shell of Nashville, it's easy to feel intimidated. Goodbye Butterflies is a life-changer, driving the confidence & energy we need to deliver our sound, our dreams, and our art to our audiences! Thanks Dr. Fish. You ROCK!!!Devin & Alex Bradbury (2 Miles South - country recording artists)