Originally Posted by 2handband
No. There is nothing more ridiculous than a professional performer who is timid.
I strongly disagree. The stage presence is entirely dependent on the music. A number of post-rock bands whose shows I enjoy sit in chairs when they play and make no eye contact with the audience. This is acceptable, because the audience mostly keeps their eyes closed and sits on the floor anyway. Your "shtick", if we have to reduce it to that, should match your sound.