Werewolves can be taken out with silver bullets. Vampires fear garlic and the sun. To kill a zombie you go for the brain. Scary things all have weak spots.
Scared of the viva? What scares you? What can you do about it?
Confidence can be built. Answers can be found. Read more, think more, learn more, talk more.
Applying the same talents you’ve built up during your PhD can make the viva seem less daunting.