Common questions

How do I prepare for a poster session?

How do I prepare for a poster session?

Follow these tips to create better posters and maximize the benefits of presenting.

  1. Think of your poster as a conversation starter.
  2. Know your audience.
  3. Know the story you’re trying to tell.
  4. Create an outline and draft your content.
  5. Use design best practices.
  6. Prepare to network and present your poster.
  7. Engage your audience.

What should be included in a conference poster?

What makes a good poster?

  1. Important information should be readable from about 10 feet away.
  2. Title is short and draws interest.
  3. Word count of about 300 to 800 words.
  4. Text is clear and to the point.
  5. Use of bullets, numbering, and headlines make it easy to read.
  6. Effective use of graphics, color and fonts.

How do you introduce yourself in a poster presentation?

You should introduce your poster presentation with a “1 Minute Pitch” that can sometimes stretch a bit longer than one minute. You don’t want to “give everything away” so to speak, but rather capture the audience’s interest, introduce yourself and the project, and spark a dialogue.

What should a poster include?

Typically, a poster should contain: a title section, abstract or summary, short introduction, aims and objectives, methodology, results, discussion and conclusions.

What happens in a poster session?

A Poster Session advertises your research. It combines text and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation. Typically, a professional poster involves showing your work to numerous researchers at a conference or seminar. This can take place in one large room, several smaller rooms, or even on a balcony.

How long is a poster session?

Each research project is usually presented on a conference schedule for a period ranging from 10 minutes to several hours. Very large events may feature thousands of poster presentations over a number of days.

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