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Title: How to Give a Poster Presentation


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How to Give a Poster Presentation
  • CURO Symposium Workshop

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Outline
  • Basic Rules of CURO Presentation
  • Purpose and Audience
  • Content and Organization
  • Visual Presentation
  • Oral Presentation of Poster
  • PRACTICE
  • How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint

3
Basic Rules of CURO Presentation
  • Poster size no larger that 56 X 40
  • Readable 3 ft away
  • Title at least 2 high
  • Author(s), faculty advisor, institution must be
    1 high
  • Bring pushpins or Velcro to mount

4
Purpose and Audience
  • CURO purpose multidisciplinary forum to share
    research
  • YOUR purpose to share your research in this
    forum
  • To achieve YOUR purpose, you must convey your
    research to the multidisciplinary forum (general
    audience)

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Content
  • Title
  • Authors and institution
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results (Charts/figures/graphs)
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

6
Organization
Start at left-hand side and place information in
order from left to right
7
Organization
Abstract at center and data/results throughout
8
Introduction and Background
  • Introduction
  • State of the field OR context of topic
  • Terminology and vocabulary
  • Questions addressed by research
  • Background
  • All relevant information needed to understand
    questions
  • Purpose and significance of research
  • Hypothesis

9
Hypothesis or Thesis
  • Central point around which your presentation
    pivots
  • Clear and concise statement
  • Ifthen statements
  • Question
  • Topic/comment

10
Methodology
  • Present as few experiments at a time as possible
  • Clear description of the methods used to obtain
    results
  • All pertinent information to experimental
    procedure is given
  • Purpose
  • Controls
  • Independent/dependent variables
  • Unimportant conditions or variables are excluded

11
Results and Conclusions
  • Results
  • Concise description of results/conclusions
  • Graphical/visual representation with appropriate
    labels
  • Conclusions
  • Answer questions asked in introduction
  • Relate results/conclusions with hypothesis
  • Identify new questions created by your research

12
Visual Representation
  • Clear and easy to follow
  • Readable
  • Label everything (text and figures)
  • Try to use figures/charts/graphs as much as
    possible

13
Oral Presentation of Poster
  • Have short summaries prepared for those who
  • Ask about your research
  • Ask to be walked through your poster
  • Be prepared to answer questions

14
Practice, Practice, Practice!
  • Make sure layout flows
  • Practice with live audience
  • Get feedback
  • Answer questions
  • Practice with poster behind you

15
Things to Remember
  • You are the expert on your research
  • Its okay to say I dont know
  • You may postulate, but be careful
  • Special thanks to
  • Patrick Curtis
  • Geneva DeMars
  • Emily DeCrescenzo Henriksen

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How to Make Your Poster
  • Run PowerPoint
  • Select Blank Presentation and Layout
  • Set poster size (File- Page Setup)

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How to Make Your Poster
  • 4. Put in title, author, and institution with
    text box
  • 5. Layout poster

Your title is here and at least 2 inches high
Author and Institution, 1 inch high
Abstract
Intro
Charts/figures of results
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How to Make Your Poster
  • 6. Import text and figures to fill in your
    layout
  • 7. Check for continuity and ERRORS!
  • All titles same size font all subtitles, etc.
  • All figures have legends
  • Consistent color coding, if used
  • Consistent terminology for things and ideas
  • 8. Align and distribute items evenly
  • 9. Group poster as one item
  • 10. Print and practice!

19
Some PowerPoint Tips
  • Use the Group and Align features
  • Found under the Draw menu at the bottom
    left-hand corner of the screen
  • Group
  • groups selected objects together, allowing you to
    adjust the entire group rather than individual
    objects one-at-a-time (if you want to move the
    objects or color the objects, etc.)
  • Align
  • will align selected objects a great way to make
    objects even with each other

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