Resources for Poster Presentations
Places to Start
A nice overview of poster considerations:
A “one-stop shop” for your poster-making needs (wonderful links!):
A presentation on how to prepare a STEM Research Poster
Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation:
Making an Academic Research Poster with PowerPoint (See Embedded Video - Great for beginners!)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqgjgwIXadA (see suggestions for other videos)
Designing Effective Posters (Design Tips plus Step-through Tutorials, for PowerPoint and InDesign)
Additional Tutorials (PowerPoint, InDesign, and Illustrator)
How to Turn Posters into Handouts
- This is a nice touch so that people can take a mini-poster with them instead of just your business card.
- Make your poster dimensions similar to letter size (NB: 34 x 44 inches is four times the size of letter paper, but you will have to trim the sides of your completed poster). When you print, choose letter size and click the “Scale to fit paper” checkbox. This is a great thing to do just to check your poster for errors before sending it to be printed and to check your font size (if you can’t read it, the font is too small!).
The PosterGenius Software Application
Free Poster Templates
You can easily change the colors once you find a layout you like.
- You can find others by “googling” Free Poster Template PowerPoint
Authored by Sarah Lang (January, 2011)
Revised by Terri Tarr (February, 2014)
Revised by Anusha S. Rao (November, 2015)