To close your university career with a flourish, here we mention 10 tips on the support of your thesis.
1) Ability to synthesize
You must bear in mind that what you are going to present is the summary of your thesis, so neither the public nor the jury is interested in every minimum detail. In fact, some teachers value the ability of the student to be synthetic in the presentation.
2) Highlight in your presentation only the important
In the sheets you should only place the most relevant and make sure that you understand it yourself. Do not ever put the table of variables, it is unnecessary, and if it is badly prepared, the juries will sink you.
3) Do not read everything
Do not read all the pictures, the normal thing is that you read some and others explain them with your own words, for that reason, it is convenient that you place images of good quality, accompanied by key words that then you must explain.
4) Time management
You have probably already been told that you have 20 minutes to defend your thesis. Do not fear, because it is almost never strictly enforced. If you spend a little bit they will not scold you.
5) Scenic fear
If you are one of those who suffer from fear when speaking in public, you should practice many times the defense in your home, it can be in front of the mirror or you can also record yourself. Remember the words of Tiger Woods: “The recipe to be an expert in something is to practice many times”.
6) Take care of your appearance
Presenting yourself in the right way has an impact on how the examining court will perceive you, so you must dress formally and neutrally. Avoid too casual, sporty or festive clothes, as well as colors or prints that may distract from what you are talking about.
7) Maintain a neutral posture
Walking around the room or making exaggerated gestures will only divert attention from the content of your presentation. Instead, focus your gaze on a single member of the public, on the ceiling or on the floor, instead, choose three people and alternate eye contact with them.
8) Look after the aesthetics of the presentation
If you are going to present with the support of a Power Point, Prezi, or another type of visual resource, be sure to present elegant and pleasing slides to the eye.
9) Respond with security
You must prepare for the comments and questions of the teachers. Here the most important thing is to respond with confidence and confidence, without being too shy or too arrogant. For this it is essential to know your work to the smallest detail.
10) Regarding the aspects of form of the presentation
All the slides must go with a title.
Dark letters on light background or light letters on dark background.
Below you will find a download button for you to obtain a free PowerPoint template that will allow you to build a quality presentation.