The speech should be designed for 7 minutes (the requirements of the university is to make about 2-3 pages of text for protection). For the speech, it is necessary to prepare a presentation or handouts that will illustratively complement the expression. Do not forget to connect your speech with powerpoint slides. Speech and materials presented in powerpoint should be the same in meaning. Do not hurry when speaking.
Inaccurate presentation of slides, errors in the words in the powerpoint program or handouts can significantly affect the assessment of the speaker.
Download various university presentations to see samples of their design.
On the title page in the powerpoint program or the handouts, the students should write the topic of the master’s thesis, as well as the name and initials of the undergraduate. It is necessary to indicate the surname and initials of the supervisor and the institution of higher education where the institution is held. If in the future you will speak at conferences, then on the title page you should also indicate the name of the conference, the training course, the magistracy, the university (institute) and the date of its holding.
Do not write just text on the slides. This will only complicate the protection. If you present the text in the presentation or handouts, then follow the rule: you can do no more than ten lines on the slide. The overload of materials with text may leave the impression that the undergraduate’s performance is poorly prepared. Each slide should have its title, for example, “Future Economy,” “High Rating,” “Dissertation Council and Candidate Exam,” etc.
A common mistake of a candidate for a master’s degree is to read every slide. It is best of all if definitions, figures, graphs, tables, theorems, or formulas are presented on the slide. The master student should simply explain their meaning, tell the methodology of their calculation and the method of compilation.
It is not necessary to pronounce the formulas, theorems, or graphs presented in the handouts in detail.
Slides should be switched at a speed of 1-2 minutes. For small graphs or drawings, changing two slides per minute is permissible.
Key definitions and their methodology presented on slides require special attention.