Your dissertation defense is an important event: the culmination of years of hard work and research. Most of the work that students do on their dissertations is written, so many students feel a bit anxious and unprepared as they work toward the speaking component of their dissertation defense presentation. Here are a few simple things to keep in mind as you begin to prepare:
The dissertation defense is a type of live performance, almost like a musician would give. With that analogy in mind, consider the following tips.
Best of luck to you as you prepare for your dissertation defense!