Poster presentations are one of the most common ways to disseminate information at meetings and conferences. Poster presentations provide space for the researcher and audience to come together for discussion and Q&A.
Below you will find information on how to give a successful poster presentation.
Below you will find some tips and tricks to help make you an effective presenter.
Making eye contact is a great way to engage with your audience. Eye contact should be no longer than 2-3 seconds per person. Eye contact for much longer than that can begin to make the audience member feel uncomfortable.
Smiling lets attendees know you are happy to be there and that you are excited to talk with them about your project.
We all know that body language says a lot, so here are some things you should remember when giving your presentation.
Having a written set of notes or key points that you want to address can help prevent you from reading the poster.
Sometimes when we get nervous we begin to talk fast and blur our words. It is important that you make sure every word is distinct and clear. A great way to practice your speech is to say tongue twisters.
Ten tiny tots tottered toward the shore
Literally literary. Literally literary. Literally literary.
Sally soon saw that she should sew some sheets.
Occasionally we pick up fillers that we are not aware of, such as um, like, well, etc. One way to get rid of fillers is to have a friend listen to your speech and every time you say a "filler" have that friend tap you on the arm or say your name. This will bring the filler to light, then you can practice avoiding that filler.
Many people get nervous when they are about to speak to a crowd of people. Below are ways that you can manage your anxiety levels.
Are feeling anxious about an upcoming speech or presentation? Do you worry about your audience being able to understand what you are saying? Are stumbling over how to organize a successful presentation?