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If you're going to do a live demo, do it against a CPAN mirror running on the same machine so you don't get embarrassed by network snafus! And practice practice practice beforehand. Make sure that the environment you're demoing in is exactly the same as what you practice in!
If any of them spot that it's a rigged demo (ie a local CPAN mirror) then point out that that's a feature - minicpan is just one of the bounty of treasures on the CPAN.