Ten Tips for Surviving the Oral Defense:
Arrive early and have everything you need.
mindful of your physical appearance. Don't act paralyzed.
Try to relax and take charge of the situation.
eye contact and connect with your audience. Avoid nervous
a moment to compose your responses. Clarify the question
the questions directly. Don't ramble.
be afraid to correct mistakes before anyone pounces
negative questions before responding. Deflect emotionally
up for yourself but in a positive way. Don't argue with
lie (or you die).
record the discussion if possible. (You'll never remember
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