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How to make a good poster presentation?

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Natasja Raijmakers

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of How to make a good poster presentation?

Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation Define the purpose of your poster Rule 1 What do I want the person passing by my poster to do?
Engage in a discussion about the content?
Learn enough to go off and want to try something for themselves?
Want to collaborate? Rule 2 Sell your work in 10 seconds You will need to fight for attention
First impression is important Rule 3 The title is important It is a good way to sell your work
It is the 'teaser', a headline Poster acceptance means nothing Rule 4 Conferences need attendees to be financially viable
Acceptance for poster presentation is no endorsement of your results Many of the Rules for Writing a Good Paper Apply to Posters too Rule 5 Identify for audience and provide the appropriate scope and depth of content Good Posters Have Unique Features Not Pertinent to Papers Rule 6 Less material compared to papers
Posters need to be viewed from a distance
Posters allow you to be more speculative (not published) Layout and Format are Critical Rule 7 Never cover all space
Guidance for logic is needed
Appropriate layout (color use, frames, boxes, etc.)
Never use less than a size 24 point font Content is Important, but Keep it Concise Rule 8 Everything on the poster should help convey the message
Text must be conform the norms of sound scientific reporting (clarity, precision, economy of words)
Use graphics
Have a clear and obvious set of conclusions Posters should have Your Personality Rule 9 Think of your poster as an expression of your personality
Consider adding a photo
It helps people finding you
It can be used to illustrate something of your personality (personal interest as driver to start collaborations) The Impact of a Poster happens both During and After the Poster Session Rule 10 The making of a poster is just the first step
It requires the right presenter-audience interaction.
Make eye contact with every visitor
Make it easy to contact you afterward (email)
Have copies of relevant papers on hand as well as copies of the poster
Have a sign-up sheet Erren et al, PloS, 2007
276 poster on the EAPC 2010, Glasgow, UK

476 poster on the EAPC 2012, Trondheim, Norway How to make a Good Poster Presentation? ICER meeting, Amsterdam 2012 YouTube guidance Literature guidance Summary: - organization of poster (boxes, logical, alignment)
- use of color (related to subject)
- wordiness
- contact info, refs

But lay-out is not all... n.raijmakers@erasmusmc.nl From theory to practice
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