|Description||Performance: Your first instinct may be to write a script. Don't do it! Sounding as if you're reading lines comes off badly, and having a script nearby tempts you to do something even worse: looking off-camera to actually read what you wrote. Do that, and just like an outfit of clingy clothes, the whole thing is ruined. It works best when you give a natural-sounding delivery while looking into the lens, appearing to make eye contact with the viewer. Go ahead and outline what you want to say--it'll help you stay focused and reduce distracting "um" pauses--but just don't write it verbatim.