As your super-science-fair-projects sidekick, Detective ThinkMore, I personally extend my congratulations to you for doing such an extraordinary job! You have truly lived the saying, " Being in action creates my success."
You have reeeally learned a lot. Believe it or not, it is all in your memory. Did you know that your brain is the most sophisticated computer and digital camera that exists on the planet? Therefore, it is not necessary for you to memorize your presentation. You lived it with every step that you took. So don't concern yourself with knowing the facts.
Just like everything we have discussed so fair, attitude is everything. Then comes know-how. The skils you are about to learn can be implemented if you do a presentation about your science fair project before your classmates or when you talk with the Judges at the fair.
Schedule Your Rehearsal Time
You will need to schedule 2 hours, 15 minute increments, for this section so you will feel totally relaxed when you do your presentation or have a discussion with the Judges.
Set the Stage for Your Presentation
It is natural to feel a little nervous when giving a presentation. How do you overcome that feeling? Well, the famous entertainer and singer, Bruce Springstein - The Boss - calls the feelings in his stomach and throat, sweaty hands - EXCITED. Yes, change your words and you will change your experience!
Did you know that Anthony Robbins, the motivational guru, jumps up and down, claps his hands and says a mantra before going on stage? What are you going to do?
Yell, get excited about doing your presentation - of course! That's easy. Jump up and down! Shout hurray! When you are excited, the audience is excited and has fun.
Be natural and relaxed. Have in your mind that the outcome of this experience is FUN!!! What you are really having is a conversation with a whole bunch of friends.
We naturally use gestures (movement with our hands) when we have a normal conversation without thinking about it.
Using natural gestures won't distract from a presentation; however, be aware of. . .
The rule of thumb for eye contact is 1 -3 seconds per person. Try to focus on one person at a time. After all, these are your friends, your classmates! Don't just look at them, see them.
Using Your Voice
Pretend that you are talking to someone in the back of the room. Easy!
Science Fair Projects Presentation
Have you ever heard the saying:
Then tell them what you told them!
So...how do you do that?
How to Answer Questions after your Projects Presentation
Get up - stretch. It's been a great day!
Follow me... just 5 more minutes. It's important, otherwise I wouldn't ask you.
Yipeee! You almost know as much as me about doing a science fair project.
So, what do you have to do to know that much?