Some tips for the “short” seminar for the graduation session:
- The seminar must serve the commission to quickly understand what you have been dealing with and what you have achieved/achieved: structure a very brief description of the problem and highlight what you have achieved and what you have used instead.
- Do not reuse the slides of previous presentations that you have held in the laboratory: the “short” presentation requires a different cut, precisely due to the time limits.
- Remember to conclude with some very brief conclusions, but which give information on where your work can provide other interesting ideas.
- A 5-6 minute seminar does NOT mean taking a 20-minute seminar and speaking 4 times faster! Also, the slides (number and content) must be cut out on the duration.
- It is acceptable that you selectively decide to present only a part of the work, for example, “I developed three techniques to solve this problem: A, B and C. For reasons of time, I briefly illustrate only the C technique.“
- Make sure you watch the committee as you speak, and especially your supervisor who can give you directions (for example if you are “breaking” with the time provided).
- Get ready a lot! Try recruiting friends and family as an audience and time check.
- During the brief presentation you cannot improvise: if you get distracted and you have only dwelled an extra minute on an introductory slide (only 60 seconds!) You may not be able to explain carefully what you have achieved, because maybe you go into a time crisis and the presentation is “cut”.
- Excessive animations during a short seminar do not allow the content to be read quickly .. therefore, in general, they would not be recommended.