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CREATING EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS A crash course in planning, design, development, and presentation Heather Moorefield-Lang
The three-legged stool of presentations.
Message. The three-legged stool of presentations.
Message. 2. Visuals. The three-legged stool of presentations.
Message. 2. Visuals. 3. Delivery. The three-legged stool of presentations.
What does effective visual communication look like?
You, age 5.
1. Know your message. WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE? 1. Know your story.
2. Know your audience.
3. Go analog.
1.Title 2. Author Name/Affiliation 3.Intro or Abstract ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Objectives/Goals/Major Problems ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Methods ________________________________________________________________ 6. Results/Findings ____________________________________________________________ 7. Conclusions ________________________________________________________________________________ 8. References ________________________________________ 9.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” -Albert Einstein “
Horizontal Symmetry Horizontal + Vertical Symmetry Diagonal Symmetry Asymmetry
Text size Matters. (….font and alignment, too.)
Don’t use these colors together. Don’t use these colors together. Don’t use these colors together. Don’t use these colors together. Color matters.
Speaking to your Audience
Two Different Types Up Close and Personal Large Crowd
Take Your Time
Stand your Ground
Activity Choose a partner Put together a 60 second “elevator speech” This speech highlights the points of your poster Practice it out loud Present it to partner If there is time will look for a few brave souls to present to class.
What I am Looking For Eye Contact Taking your Time Enunciation Clear presentation of ideas Don’t forget to introduce yourself and your poster title or idea (Feel free to stand if it makes you feel better)