How is awareness and partial eye contact going to help you knock someone out at random? If you want to win at this one I would say some boxing is in order. Find a way to integrate a straight right into a normal, perhaps jaunty stride to catch folks off their guard. Is palming a roll of quarters cheating? In any case good luck to you out there.
Being Aware and Eye contact show confidence.Body language means everything ,if your heads down with the iPod in your a ideal victim in this game. Watch a few vids of it being done and let me know if the victims had a clue or not.