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  1. Poster Presentations Poster Presentation Procedure Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  2. Poster presentations are an economically efficient way of sharing information • What is a poster “session”? • Science fair for grown ups • Why have poster sessions? • Efficiency! Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  3. What is the purpose of a poster presentation? • Overt – sharing of research • Covert – Networking! • Creating collegiality/connections among practitioners • Fishing for graduate students and post docs S.Zelov; Flickr Creative Commons Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  4. A successful poster presentation has three parts • Creating a Successful Poster • Preparing the “Presentation” • Knowing the Procedure Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  5. Posters are visual! The poster is a of your research. The audience is on the move, not sitting still. Thus, visual appeal is critically important. Balance TEXT and GRAPHICS. visual representation Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  6. Layout should reflect the presenter’s purpose. • Overall layout of poster depends on what you want to convey to audience • What it most important? • What is most persuasive? • Great Websites --http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/posters.html • http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  7. What is the process for creating a poster? • 3 or 4 “panel” design to plan poster • Use PowerPoint or Corel Draw • Sketch out by hand first • Set slide size in Page Set up for 44” x 36” (check with conference) • Lay out whole poster using text boxes with 15%-20% (or whole page) “view” • Enlarge to 25%-50% to work on individual parts • Save frequently! • Check whole poster for balance before printing • Print in CSE or Arch CIRCA labs for just $18.00!! Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  8. Present the Poster! • Yes, Virginia, there is still a “presentation”! But it’s… • Conversational in tone – “chatting” about your research where you are the expert YET… • Still a Dialogue – cannot hog the floor Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  9. Know your research well. • PRIME DIRECTIVE: • For each section of your work, be able to answer the wh-questions: who, what, when, why, where, how KNOW THY RESEARCH Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  10. Practice the Presentation! • Prepare and Practice a 60-120 second response to the killer* question: “So, tell me about your research”. One sentence each: • Topic + significance of topic • Research Question • Methods • Results • Discussion * the preeminent fishing question! Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  11. Plan for other open-ended questions. • What is most important/significant about your research? • What are the biggest limitations? • What should happen next? • How does this relate to the field? • Any practical applications? Prepare & Practice Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF

  12. Follow the procedures for Poster Presentations • Bring 2-3 hard copies of whole paper • Bring 20-50 copies of handout with copy of poster on one side (color if you can afford it) and brief summary of project, research references, and contact info (name, affiliation, email, link to paper) on the other • Other material if applicable (copy of survey instrument, brochures, etc). • Stand next to poster and smile! Dr. Mickey S Schafer, CWOC, UF