Presentation Format

Preparing to Present Oral

Preparing to Present the Poster
Making the physical poster is only part of preparing for a poster session. Practice 2-5 minutes version of your poster presentation. Make sure you can sum up your poster’s key points and discussion/ conclusions in 2-3 sentences. Practice starting your spiel from different sections of your poster. Think about which parts of your poster will be the most challenging to explain. Anticipate people’s questions and how you will answer them. Produce supplemental handouts and/or photocopies of publications related to the work described in your poster. Don't substitute a handout for a good oral explanation—the handout is a "take away" piece for reinforcing your message. Poster format A0  (vertical orientation).