…think in the viva.
…reflect on what you’re about to say to your examiners.
…decide how you will get ready when you’ve submitted your thesis.
…compose a response to a difficult question in practice or in your viva.
…realise that there is nothing wrong with pausing, and that a pause is necessary at many points for many reasons in the journey from submission to the viva – and from the start to the end of your discussion with your examiners.
…prepare well for the viva and engage well in the viva.