A couple days ago I went and saw some bands I like. One of them puts on a great show by being energetic and just in the moment. Watching them made me very aware of something I already knew but became inspired to write about here...
Stage Presence: Sometimes you're just born with it.
It's not something you can buy or apply. It can be learned to a point but some people just naturally exude that special something that makes them more interesting than everyone else once they are on some elevated platform.
No amount of sleight of hand, costuming, or money can get it for you. You either have it or you don't. It's a natural talent, plain and simple. It's a mix of confidence, control, ego, and insanity.
You need to WANT to be up there. You HAVE to be into it. You MUST believe it. No amount of words I throw at you will help explain it. You just have to get it...
PS: I have another article in the recent Vanish Magazine. Read it yah poozers.