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Ariadne Autor <[log in to unmask]>
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Ariadne Autor <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:31:02 -0500
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During our team's first year project presentation they ran out of time. The
judges stayed firm on the 5 minute rule but could see that our rookie team
had more to share and used the Q and A time strategically, inviting the
boys to share their conclusion.

Sonya offered good advice about using Q&A time well. It helps to show your
team the judging rubric in advance so they will see what key points they
need to cover if time runs short - then they can think on their feet. It's
a great life skill!

Also you might recommend they practice their set up. Quick set up preserves
presentation time.

We encourage our team to keep it to 5 minutes or less out of Gracious
Professionalism to the judges and all the other teams at the tournament. If
your team sees it that way they will understand the rationale for sticking
to the time allowed.
Good luck!
Ari
Co-Coach of the Brick Beasts

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Anita,
> I am not sure how the judges would handle it.  It might be different in
> different places.  However, some might stop the kids as soon as the five
> minutes are up.  So I would really work with the kids to cut something out
> and get their presentation down to five minutes.  They can always bring up
> additional points during the Q&A time after their 5-minute presentation if
> there is more they want to share.
>
> Hope that helps,
> Sonya
> Coach of the Brick Dawgs
>
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