Advice to be Heeded

What works
  • Work with the community: Work and collaborate with organizations in your area to promote the show (if it is for the public, as opposed to a campus-only show). Promote the show to schools, AAPT, the local chapters of the Girl and Boy Scouts, etc.
  • Use large devices
  • Use simple devices
  • Use familiar devices
  • Use audience participation
  • Try to change only one parameter during each demo
  • Make physics applicable to audience
  • Relax, have fun
What doesn’t work
  • Going on too long
  • Rushing
  • Repeating failing demos
  • Being too esoteric/ using too much and/or inappropriate (for the audience) "Physics Speak"
  • Letting the audience get out of control
  • Panicking