Explain the x and y axes of your graph, explain what a large value indicates, and a low value indicates. Your presentation should flow from slide to slide and section to section. He set the record for the shortest time to degree in our College with a nice job lined up afterwards.
You probably know every piece of your presentation inside and out, but you need to remind your audience of salient points from earlier in the presentation. It does you little to no good if your practice talks are the day or two right before your talk.
Make all your graphs, diagrams, molecular depictions, etc. Walk people through how you set up the experiment, how you collected the data, analyzed the results, and talk about the controls. But it is inexcusable to guess or make up an answer- it will only get more painful from that point on.
You need to review the current literature, but more importantly put your research into context. For example, one talk I went to recently was marred by the screen flashing horizontal bars randomly- it was nearly seizure inducing.
Sometimes you need to sacrifice some specific details in order to explain the important stuff to everybody. He likes doing scientific outreach in the community and blogging For Love Of Sciences. Run through it in your head, do in out loud and most importantly, do it in front of other people: Finally, they borrowed someone else laptop but do you really want that stress on your big day?
Make sure any images have scale bars, and label items of interest. In the days leading up to your presentation you should be able to run through the talk in your head without notes. Not only do you get in the presentation mind set, but you get used to the space, you test the equipment and therefore minimize surprises on presentation day.
Use the same size, color, and font text. The goal is that when you get up there on the big day, everything comes out naturally- almost second nature. Be confident, but not cocky. Outside of his research he enjoys curling, and resists the urge to dig too far into the science behind it.
Guest blogger Nick Fahrenkopf is a Ph. This will help build in transitions as you tell your story. The same holds true with graphs in Excel versus Origin. Dress rehearsals are your friend! Do you have any other words of wisdom for students getting ready to defend?
If they are all cellular biologists like you, then skip the central dogma slide. Even more important that justifying your work is justifying your conclusions.
Excel can be your friend but if you use the default graph settings it will be your downfall. You MUST be able to back up any claims with solid references, or solid experimental results!
But if you have a mix of disciplines you need to be able to explain your work to a biologist, as well as an electrical engineer. This post has been viewed: What did this experiment tell you, and what questions are still unanswered.
Professors and especially your thesis committee whom probably know a decent amount about your topic can smell fear like sharks find blood in the water. I like a formal practice talk the week, and two weeks before the talk. What have you done or what are you doing that no one else has done?
This gives you enough time to change slides, change what you might say, and change the written document if applicable.
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