D. PhD defence date was imminent but he was pertrified of presenting and suffering from imposter syndrome. He was fearful that it wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny and that he would be seen as not an authority in his field.
I helped him to re-structure his talk so that it made sense and it became a highlight reel of his thesus, rather than a reading from the manuscript.
I taught him some breathing exercises to calm his nerves before and during the presentation.
We worked on key performance techniques including vocal projection, body language, and stage presence, as well as tips to deal with script learning and improvising,
The results? An epic thesis presentation that passed with flying colours.