Creating Effective Poster Presentations | Create Your Poster | Focus
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
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Stay focused on your message. And keep it simple!!

Simple messages are more memorable.
Details distract from the main point, and can be supplied in person as needed.

  • Create a mock-up poster focused on your main message.

  • Ask yourself which details are absolutely essential for conveying your message. The most common problem is too much focus on methods. [ An exception is if your poster is about a new method. ]

  • Omit anything that is not essential.

  • Edit text carefully - simplify verbiage, reduce sentence complexity.

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