I apologize if it's too big, but I'm very excited to announce that my new book is on sale! Email this comic to a friend! Either way, I wanted to share my experience while it is still fresh in my mind 1) Do not underestimate how long it takes to prepare your slides/talk and make sure you give multiple practice talks. Your talk/presentation is only as good as you want it.
5/9/2017, a Message from Jorge - hi! Your slides and talk have to match up, meaning you cant have really good slides and a mediocre talk (or vice versa) if you want it to go well. As I said in #5, prioritize and focus on your thesis defense talk and nothing else. That is why #1 is important, because many people dont spend enough time in the creation of good powerpoint slides. 2) Listen to other thesis defense talks.