Tom Jackson is the man when it comes to developing your on-stage presence and turning your performance from the ordinary to the world-class.

He’s done it at superstar level and sells various training courses to teach you how. Not cheap, but they are the best you can get – See his DVD performance course here.

You can, however, find a great deal of great stuff on his blog for free that is worth reading.

In this post he talks about how going from good to great as a live act is way harder than going from bad to good, as it’s all about refinement of the details – and you can apply this to many facets of your musician’s craft – songwriting, recording, even marketing!

One of the “7 Deadly Sins of an Artist” I talk about is “being good.” Doesn’t sound like a bad thing, does it? But trust me, being good…is bad!

There are a lot of artists out there that are good. Often, they don’t know they need help – they know they’re good. And when I work with a group that’s really bad, taking them to good is easy! There are so many things that can be fixed.

Read the whole post here.