If you're going to do something, don't just phone it in. Bring some energy. Bring a little oomph. Whether you're doing an in-class presentation, volunteering at a fundraiser, or running a meeting of the French Club, don't bother if you're just going to do it like you're checking an item off a list. Make the effort or don't do it at all.
Gene Frenkle and his legendary record producer, Bruce Dickinson, understood this. Don't just play the cowbell. Really explore the space. More cowbell.