According to my boyfriend who is a sound engineer, what we hear on lower quality recording equipment isn't actually how we sound to other people, due to compression and sound waves and some other big, technical things I don't understand. The point is, don't worry - we never sound as bad as we think we do!
I took plenty of notes and watched previous students videos to get some idea of what to do and say!
It's a funny thing: we are performers so naturally we quite like being centre stage... when it suits us. I can quite happily go on stage and act out a comedy or big romantic scene, or belt out a tricky showtune, but ask me to do something *as me* and I freeze! We're so used to playing a character; acting a role, that often we don't really know who we are ourselves.*
So I've done my best!
Honestly, this was the best thumbnail option they gave me!
Or view it in YouTube here... LINK
*Lightbulb moment, right there!