A crosswise angle allows full use of the sharp cutting edges.
Do not allow yourself to be distracted from the task at hand, even when you think you are being watched.
As the shell begins to open, you must deftly reposition it to get at the delicacies inside without dropping any.
Be alert for edges and stray bits that can get caught in your "beard".
Form counts, but only to the extent that it helps efficiency.
Pretty good job. You've earned this portion of your meal.
And we're finally just about done. Note the neat and evenly sized pieces that will slide smoothly down the gullet.
Other foodstuffs may call for slight variations in technique. :)