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EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS Creating and Presenting Poster Sessions Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP Head of Education

EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Creating and Presenting Poster Sessions

Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP Head of Education and Information Services Briscoe Library, UT Health Science Center

Request a poster consultation with a librarian at askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-2450

http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/10/get-help/
http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/10/get-help/
TO THE POSTERS
TO THE POSTERS
TO THE POSTERS
TO THE POSTERS

TO THE POSTERS

TO THE POSTERS
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33 23? Really? Remember a poster is not a paper and a paper is not
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23?
Really?
Remember a poster is not a paper and a paper is not a poster.
What did you actually cite on the poster?
What is critical to support your work?
THE POSTER

THE POSTER

THE POSTER
ORGANIZATION AND LAYOUT •Find out size rules before you begin •Remember the frame •Binder clips,
ORGANIZATION
AND LAYOUT
•Find out size rules
before you begin
•Remember the
frame
•Binder clips, push
pins, Velcro, or …?
•Printing decisions
Posters are similar to papers Place content where it makes sense!
Posters are similar to papers
Place content where it makes sense!
Title Logo(s) Authors Affiliations
Title
Logo(s)
Authors
Affiliations

Introduction/Abstract

Methods & Materials

Charts, Photos, Tables

Results

Introduction/Abstract Methods & Materials Charts, Photos, Tables Results Acknowledgements Conclusions References

Acknowledgements

Conclusions

References

ORGANIZATION AND LAYOUT General Tips: • Think columns/sections • Use distinct section headings • Use
ORGANIZATION
AND LAYOUT
General Tips:
• Think columns/sections
• Use distinct section headings
• Use graphics and photos –
illustrate your point
• Add emphasis with bold, color,
italics or underline
• Remember not to
copy/paste/enlarge from Web
pictures
Photo pasted from Google image search and enlarged. Always note instructions on DPI (dots per
Photo pasted from Google image search and enlarged. Always note instructions on DPI (dots per
Photo pasted from Google image search and enlarged. Always note instructions on DPI (dots per

Photo pasted from Google image search and enlarged.

Always note instructions on DPI (dots per inch - image quality) for printing!

Google image search and enlarged. Always note instructions on DPI (dots per inch - image quality)
Columbine Sculpture, University Of Colorado Medical Library High quality file from actual photograph
Columbine Sculpture, University Of Colorado Medical Library High quality file from actual photograph

Columbine Sculpture, University Of Colorado Medical Library

Columbine Sculpture, University Of Colorado Medical Library High quality file from actual photograph

High quality file from actual photograph

ORGANIZATION AND LAYOUT

• Use of negative space/color • Use consistent spacing • Align visual elements
• Use of negative space/color
• Use consistent spacing
• Align visual elements
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Use fonts consistently
Watch your font size
Stick to a color theme Beware of red, green and yellow text
Stick to a color theme
Beware of red, green and yellow text
DRAFTS AND PROOFS • Print drafts frequently • Use “Scale to fit Paper” from Print
DRAFTS AND PROOFS
• Print drafts frequently
• Use “Scale to fit Paper”
from Print Menu to print on
one page
• Ask a friend or colleague to
critique
• Proofread carefully
UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER --- UT PRINT • UT Print: 210-567-2315 or printingservices@uthscsa.edu • Allow
UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER --- UT PRINT • UT Print: 210-567-2315 or printingservices@uthscsa.edu • Allow

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER --- UT PRINT

UT Print: 210-567-2315 or printingservices@uthscsa.edu

Allow several business days

Call ahead to be safe!

Full directions and template downloads at:

http://ims.uthscsa.edu/services_solutions/print_posters.aspx

(Or search posters from uthscsa.edu)

Even with a template you can make changes so your content and topic fits the
Even with a
template you
can make
changes so
your content
and topic fits
the design.
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Print your own ‘proofs’ Office 2010 Office 2007
Print your own ‘proofs’
Office 2010
Office 2007

LIBRARY RESOURCES ON POSTERS

Library Home I need to More Learn about Poster Presentations

I need to → More → Learn about Poster Presentations These slides, here!

These slides, here!

More → Learn about Poster Presentations These slides, here! http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/12/poster-presentations/

http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/12/poster-presentations/

AT THE LIBRARY • Scanners (photo, slide, X-Ray) • Photoshop CS2 • Photoshop Elements 9
AT THE LIBRARY • Scanners (photo, slide, X-Ray) • Photoshop CS2 • Photoshop Elements 9

AT THE LIBRARY

Scanners (photo, slide, X-Ray)

Photoshop CS2

Photoshop Elements 9

Adobe Standard

Microsoft Office

Rooms for presentation practice

Large screen monitors (3rd/5th floor group study rooms)

THE PRESENTATION

THE PRESENTATION

THE PRESENTATION
POSTERS = CROWDS
POSTERS = CROWDS
POSTERS = CROWDS
POSTERS = CROWDS

POSTERS = CROWDS

POSTERS = CROWDS
BE PREPARED • Know when to set up and when to present • Plan for
BE PREPARED
• Know when to set up and when
to present
• Plan for poster display
• Be ready for follow-up contact
• Business cards
• Do you need handouts or
copies of poster?
• Consider being “green” with
online/email handouts
• Practice, Practice, Practice
POSTER PRESENTATION ETIQUETTE • Dress professionally for your audience • Prepare for close proximity •
POSTER PRESENTATION ETIQUETTE • Dress professionally for your audience • Prepare for close proximity •
POSTER PRESENTATION ETIQUETTE • Dress professionally for your audience • Prepare for close proximity •

POSTER PRESENTATION ETIQUETTE

Dress professionally for your audience

Prepare for close proximity

Consider your audience

Use eye contact

Know your poster content

audience • Prepare for close proximity • Consider your audience • Use eye contact • Know

PICTURE

YOURSELF

PRESENTING

Your voice: how is as important as what you say

Body language: body movements express your attitudes and thoughts

Appearance: first impressions influence the audience's attitudes

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YOUR BODY • Eyes: posters presentations are small group sessions – make eye contact •
YOUR BODY • Eyes: posters presentations are small group sessions – make eye contact •
YOUR BODY • Eyes: posters presentations are small group sessions – make eye contact •
YOUR BODY • Eyes: posters presentations are small group sessions – make eye contact •

YOUR BODY

Eyes: posters presentations are small group sessions – make eye contact

Hands: be aware of what they are doing

Feet: point your toes toward your audience to keep from turning away

• Hands: be aware of what they are doing • Feet: point your toes toward your

PRESENT THE POSTER

Greet visitors

Introduce yourself

Think “audio tour”

Resist the urge to rush

Use the poster

Let visitors ask questions

Enjoy the presentation

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QUESTIONS?

Remember, you can request a consultation with a librarian about your poster.

We posters!

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