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1 Poster Presentations A guide to producing scientific posters

2 Why Posters?  Widely used at Scientific conferences  More individual  Discuss results in depth  Vary discussion with individuals  Less formal than oral presentations

3 Key Features  Attract attention to your work  Give brief overview of research  With sufficient detail to initiate discussion

4 Looks something like this

5 Layout and Format  Use A0 paper for your background  Title in top centre in large font (~72 pt)  Arrange information in columns  Top left to bottom right  Well spaced out  eg A4 sheets on an A0 background

6 Content  Brief title: indicate content  State aims of research  Give brief overview of method & results  Use graphs & diagrams  Summarise findings  Include references & acknowledgements  Keep sections brief

7 Readability  Organise in columns  Use large, easily read font:  24 point minimum  Keep layout simple and clear  Be sparing in use of colour & styles  maximum of four colours & two fonts  Try using PowerPoint to create pages  Default fonts are of a suitable size.

8 Presentation  Stand just to one side  Give visitors time & space  Have a handout to give out  1 page summary with key references  Show interest and enthusiasm when approached

9 The End Produced by Geoff Walker School of Science and Technology University of Teesside


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