Creating Effective Poster Presentations | Create Your Poster | Editing
George Hess | Kathryn Tosney | Leon Liegel

An Effective Poster
Define Your Message
Know Your Audience(s)
An Effective Abstract
Create Your Poster
    :: Planning
    :: Focus
    :: Layout
    :: Headings
    :: Graphics
    :: Text
    :: Colors
    :: Editing
    :: Software
Present Your Poster
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If it doesn't provide critical support for your main message, ELIMINATE IT!

Edit! Edit! Edit ruthlessly! to reduce text.

  • Edit all text to simplify verbiage, to reduce sentence complexity, and to delete details.

  • If it's not relevant to your message, remove it!

  • Have colleagues comment on drafts. Print a small version and circulate for comment, or hang a full-size draft with pens and invite them to critique.

  • Evaluate your work - try the 60 second evaluation.

  • Are your objective and main message obvious?

  • Will readers be able to contact you?

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