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I hope to cover enough through my posts, but if I leave anything out, please feel free to leave a comment, or contact me.

Presentation Milestone

Author: fllCoach | Files under Research Project

In our last meeting, my team started practicing their presentation. This is the earliest we have finished the presentation and started practicing. But our robot has suffered for it. We’ve only just finished building the robot and have just started programming. But the nice thing is that our attention won’t be divided until our regional competition.

You and your team probably isn’t as far down the presentation path as we are. I would recommend that you get your presentation done and start practicing at least 4 or 5 meetings before your competition. This will give you plenty of “rehearsals” and allow you to tune the presentation.

You are given 5 minutes for your presentation. Don’t be afraid if your team’s first run is up to 7 minutes. As they practice, they will cut that time down. You’ll get a feeling of how much you’ll need to cut off, if any at all, as they get smoother.

The last meeting before the competition, have a dress rehearsal. Everyone should be in their costumes, if you have any, and you should start as if they are walking into the room, then set up, present, answer questions, and walk out.

To coin a couple of cliche’s, practice makes perfect and you can never be too prepared.

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