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  • Effective Poster Presentations George R. Hess

    Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources

    North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North Carolina 27695-8002 USA

  • What is a poster? A visual communication tool

    An effective poster will help you engage colleagues in conversation.

  • What is a poster? A visual communication tool

    An effective poster will help you get your main point across to as many people as possible.

  • Comment on posters Take 10 minutes to look

    Note your impressions of the posters

    List likes and dislikes

    Your thoughts will shape discussion

  • An effective poster delivers a clear message,

    is highly visual, and

    is easily read from 1-2 meters away.

  • Know your audience Specialists only

    Wide-ranging discipline

    Very general audience

  • Layout Headings identify key sections

    Balance placement of text & graphics

    Use white space creatively

    Dont fight reader gravity

    Use a column format

  • Text Keep text elements short

    Use phrases and active voice

    Use serif font for text

    San-serif font OK for title & headings

  • Graphs Graphs communicate relationships

    Keep them simple and clean

    Avoid 3D graphs unless youre showing 3D data - and then be careful

  • SummaryPoster = visual communication

    An effective poster will help you engage colleagues in conversation get your main point across to as many people as possible.

  • An effective poster delivers a clear message,

    is highly visual, and

    is easily read from 1-2 meters away.

  • AcknowledgementsThanks! to students in my poster classes, for letting me use their work as examples

    Thanks! to people who commented on poster site they have really improved it!

  • Contact InformationGeorge Hess Department of Forestry & Environmental ResourcesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleigh NC 27695-8002 USA

    [email protected]/~grhesswww.ncsu.edu/project/posters/

    USA 919.515.7437

    ** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course*** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course** Work done in collaboration with five graduate students in a special course***

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