through your thesis, read up on one or two key points if necessary, practice your presentation, and trust that whatever happens you will be ok.. advisor), and i’ll admit that i was nervous about this “closed doors” part of the defense. one of these questions indeed popped up, and my friends thought the committee member had given me that question before the defense. past the jetlag and getting the fog out of my brain were about my major concerns for the defense. i have few questions and will be grateful if someone can answer them :– should the presentation be based on my thesis? i have few questions and will be grateful if someone can answer them :– should the presentation be based on my thesis? most important thing is to practice, practice, practice so you know your presentation really well and you know you can run to time.
returning from a conference in the usa, and my defense, i had less than a week of time to get over the jetlag and prepare for the defense itself. an earlier post, i summarized my approach for the defense as follows:I didn't really know how to prepare for my defense, and i'll write a post about it specifically in the future, but essentially i didn't have much time for preparing my defense all in all. this presentation is not anything like the oral portion of the qualifying exam. i kept a list of all of the topics i wanted to read up on before my defense, but i never got around to it, and it didn’t end up changing the outcome — largely because i already knew that material even though i was a tad nervous about it all. indeed you described something i did during my proposal presentation where you said, “one symptom of nerves is to talk really fast and to try to show how much you know and speak in this kind of long stream of consciousness that diverges away from the question until you forget what the actual question was but then you don’t know how to get back to the point and so you just keep talking and that makes you more nervous and how are you going to get off this train of thought…”. would also caution against practicing the oral presentation excessively because then it becomes more of a memorization of the talking points than a discussion. had several friends tell me how the defense would go, and i didn’t really believe it until i was in it – and that was okay.
don’t know if it is prepared to show video animation during the presentation just to clarify the idea?” this clause is absolutely spot on — your committee / advisor should not let you get to the defense stage if you aren’t ready or where you should be. me break that down into more detail, so you have an idea of how i prepared for my defense (which, honestly, went really smoothly after i got a hold of my nerves):In delft, we give a "lekenpraatje" for our friends, colleagues and family, but not for the committee members. of course, giving oral presentations is always a bit nerve-wracking, but the best advice i received from one of my committee members was that the public presentation was my time to shine and brag about all the research i completed. am up to defend my dissertation next week in deutschland. my advisor wouldn’t let me schedule my defense until he thought i was far enough along in the writing to succeed with a well-written dissertation. according to my experience i have witnessed students to prepare presentation slides based on their thesis (lets say, they pick the important points that gives a vivid meaning to their thesis, also make sure to skip few points intentionally which would allow them to ask questions from there, makes life easier for both the student and the professor).
you have to give a presentation or not, one of the scariest aspects of the defence is the possibility of being asked a question you can’t answer. of course, giving oral presentations is always a bit nerve-wracking, but the best advice i received from one of my committee members was that the public presentation was my time to shine and brag about all the research i completed. the public presentation, my committee and i adjourned to a smaller meeting room (i had 5 faculty on my committee, including my primary ph. i have seen it before my ma defense in in ethiopia bahirdar universty in bdu there are 3 people who examine the advisor ,internal examiner and external examiner.. i am about to appear before a panel (7 professors) to defend my phd dissertation. you don’t want to show up with 100 slides for a 15-minute presentation, nor do you want to show up with 10 slides for a 1-hour presentation. i am also worry about presentation type, i don’t now if i am supposed to use latex beamer or ppt, i know content is important.
you have to give a presentation, check any time restrictions so you can prepare accordingly. found some more interesting papers a few days before my defense, so i made some notes and played around with some of these ideas. the public presentation, my committee and i adjourned to a smaller meeting room (i had 5 faculty on my committee, including my primary ph. i will be given 45 minutes oral presentation followed by questions from the panel which will take at maximum 2 hours. took the "really important" papers with me that i had used as a basis for my theoretical work - just in case i needed to put something on the projector during my defense. (i also had no time to re-read the 352 pages of my dissertation before my defense). maybe, but i certainly found great advice about the defense here and here (also check the list of references).