Have you ever thought that interviewing for a job is like playing an acting role?
When we interview for jobs (in many, but certainly not all!) library settings, we may be asked to give a presentation. I’ve given many, and “attended” many of other people’s interview presentations. I never really thought of it as acting.
Making the Most of Your Teaching Demo is about interviewing for a teaching job, but the same principles apply. It doesn’t tell you to think of the demo/presentation as an acting job, but after reading it, it seems to me that it sort of is, and if I ever have to do anything like this again (oh, gee, I hope not!), I’m going to try to remember to play the part. (and follow some of the good ideas in the post.)