1. SPEAK UP loud and clear - we ALL want to be able to hear you! If you are making a movie - speak up so we can hear you.
2. Your VOICE TONE should vary... don't just have a monotone (flat, same sounding) voice, sound excited, mysterious, ridiculous, confident, etc.
3. Have GOOD EYE CONTACT with your audience - if you are making a movie, this should already be done.
4. KNOW YOUR MYSTERY - you should know your mystery inside and out. Summarize your findings ... absolutely do not just copy-and-paste everything you read onto your slide, that is a HUGE NO-NO!! Plus, nobody wants to listen to you read!! You should be able to keep it fairly simple and to the point. Tell the main things - do not read everything!! Reading everything says you did not put in time and effort to do your best work!!! you should know the facts and details already. If you have studied your mystery and practiced your presentation (multiple times), you should be prepared.
5. ENTERTAIN your audience... would you want to see/listen to your presentation? If you wouldn't, then what makes you think your teacher/classmates do? Liven it up, make it exciting, engaging, and entertaining. This project has a lot of opportunity for some fun, silliness, creepiness, and creativity - it is up to you to make it that way.
1. TALK SOFTLY so nobody in the room can hear you. You have important things to say, be heard. Speak out - a 'presentation voice' is not the same as a 'conversation voice'.
2. Speak MONOTONE without emotion. If you sound bored, then your audience will be bored.
3. STARE AT THE COMPUTER or STARE AT YOUR PAPER. Do not stare at your paper, especially if you have raised it over your mouth - then we can't see you or hear you. Do not stare at the computer monitor - then your back is to us, we probably can't hear you then either.
4. BE UNPREPARED with your presentation. You should not have copied-and-pasted information from the Internet onto your screen or paper. Even worse, now you are going to try to read it to us when you don't really even know what it says, you don't know how to pronounce any words, everything on the page is unfamiliar - BAD, BAD, BAD.
5. BORE YOUR AUDIENCE during your presentation. Be prepared, be exciting, be mysterious, be in the moment.