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How to write a poster?
IntroductionHere you will learn some tips about writinga poster in a successful way. So welcomeonce again and I hope you h...
Goals of a posterWhen writing a poster, what you must takeinto account is that your poster must:● Capture the audience you...
Capture the audienceHere you will find some suggestions aboutcapturing your audience in a successfulway, it means, to make...
For a first glance:● Use concise and descriptive headings● Make use of colourful pictures and  diagrams● Take into account...
For the first read:● Try to get one point across● Try to use a kind of writing that looks  like a newspaper writing
Inform the audienceWho is the audience? Thats what you musttake into account for writing a great poster:● Non-experts: Try...
ContentYour poster will include four sections written inone or two sentences each, which include:●   Hypotheses/Objectives...
Abstracts● Sometimes they are required, sometimes  they are forbidden● Some people just like to read the  abstract● Rememb...
Designing your posterTake into account these few suggestions inorder to design your poster:● Be as objective as possible● ...
TimingTime is an important value that you shouldconsider the following suggestions when youwrite a poster:● Only start des...
Technical issuesIn case you feel like designing aninteractive poster, you should:● Use software you are comfortable with● ...
ImagesYou gotta be careful when using images, sofollow these tips to design a successfulposter:● Use only high-quality ima...
ReadabilityAnother important aspect for designing a poster isthe way you write, because it will allow youraudience to feel...
Font sizesIf you want your audience to feelinterested in looking at your poster,remember to use the following font sizes:●...
ConclusionI hope this short presentation has given yousome clues about how to design a poster(especially if its a digital ...
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How to write a poster

  1. 1. How to write a poster?
  2. 2. IntroductionHere you will learn some tips about writinga poster in a successful way. So welcomeonce again and I hope you have fun withthis short presentation.
  3. 3. Goals of a posterWhen writing a poster, what you must takeinto account is that your poster must:● Capture the audience youre talking to● Inform the audience youre talking to
  4. 4. Capture the audienceHere you will find some suggestions aboutcapturing your audience in a successfulway, it means, to make them feelinterested (and they will, of course), whenthey take a look for the very first time toyour poster and also for the very first timethat your poster will be read:
  5. 5. For a first glance:● Use concise and descriptive headings● Make use of colourful pictures and diagrams● Take into account to make use of white spaces (it could be pretty good for your audience)
  6. 6. For the first read:● Try to get one point across● Try to use a kind of writing that looks like a newspaper writing
  7. 7. Inform the audienceWho is the audience? Thats what you musttake into account for writing a great poster:● Non-experts: Try to use more background● Experts: Use buzz words to attract attentionPosters are often starting points to detaileddiscussions
  8. 8. ContentYour poster will include four sections written inone or two sentences each, which include:● Hypotheses/Objectives/Main Goals● Research Method● Results● Implications● Remember to use additional text only to support claims
  9. 9. Abstracts● Sometimes they are required, sometimes they are forbidden● Some people just like to read the abstract● Remember to keep it short, keep it small
  10. 10. Designing your posterTake into account these few suggestions inorder to design your poster:● Be as objective as possible● Step away from your research and look at your poster● Why would you stop to read it?
  11. 11. TimingTime is an important value that you shouldconsider the following suggestions when youwrite a poster:● Only start designing when you are satisfied with the content● Give yourself lots of time (a week or more)● Read the instructions carefully● Consider the final dimensions early
  12. 12. Technical issuesIn case you feel like designing aninteractive poster, you should:● Use software you are comfortable with● Take into account the most common softwares for designing a poster: Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator● New software will take time to learn● Consider converting into .pdf
  13. 13. ImagesYou gotta be careful when using images, sofollow these tips to design a successfulposter:● Use only high-quality images● Some images may look okay on screen, but look poor when printed● Fewer big images are better than many small ones
  14. 14. ReadabilityAnother important aspect for designing a poster isthe way you write, because it will allow youraudience to feel interested in reading. For gettingthat, you should take into account:● Sans-seriffed fonts usually look betterE.g. Arial, Helvetica● Use a strongly contrasting colour schemeShould be readable from 3 metres away
  15. 15. Font sizesIf you want your audience to feelinterested in looking at your poster,remember to use the following font sizes:● 100+ pt. for Titles● 36+ pt. for Headings● 24+ pt. for Text
  16. 16. ConclusionI hope this short presentation has given yousome clues about how to design a poster(especially if its a digital one) and I hopeevery poster you design attracts everyonesattention. So thank you very much forwatching this presentation and get ready towork. Good luck!

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