Here's an almost foolproof plan for making excellent presentations:
1. Go in with a sheep and a goat. For effect, have pens ready to hold them, one to the left of the audience and the other to the right. If someone asks a question, say:
"All questions will be directed to.."
>gesture towards the sheep< "My sacrificial Lamb or.." >gesture towards the goat<
2. Go in carrying two baskets: One full of deadly cobras, and another with a couple of mongooses (point of debate: is it mongooses or mongii?), and a troupe of dancers. At the start, release your cobras into the audience till they bite them and half the audience is dead. Once this is accomplished, release the mongooses (or mongii, if you please). They will kill and eat up the snakes. In the end you are left with half the audience and a couple of mongooses (or mongii, if you please) scurrying about the room.
How does one get rid of the mongooses, you ask?
Hmm. Thats where the dancers come in.
Why dancers, you ask?
To seduce the mongooses back into their baskets, what else?
acknowledgements to friend W for contributing to this madness. Coming up: Tips on interviewing in style