I know that it's important to engage the audience while at a gig, but I'm finding pretty hard right now. I find it hard enough as it is to look up from the microphone or my instrument at the audience, let alone say a few words. Today, I had to push myself to say things like "hello", my band name, and "thanks". I'm supposed to be the front person because I'm the singer as well, so I feel like I'm the representative of the band and I have to say a few words here and there. I guess it's partly [at least] because I'm a fairly introverted person, so I find talking to people I don't know difficult. Especially if it's a room full of strangers . However, I know that it's not good stagecraft, so any tips would be appreciated.