Giving an Effective Poster PresentationMay 02, 2023
Hi, I'm George Hess, you've created your
poster, let's talk about what it's like to present one in this short video, we'll show you some basic tips on how to present your
posterand some common situations you're likely to find yourself in. encounter and how to handle them, but before I do, let me say a few words about what poster sessions are like. Poster sessions occur in highly social and interactive settings. Often there are dozens or hundreds of billboards in very large rooms that absorb very little sound. Also, there are a lot of people walking around with food and drinks and everyone is talking to each other, so the poster sessions can be very loud and chaotic, and it will be absolutely exciting for you, especially the first time, so you should. be prepared for that kind of environment, so let's take a look at some situations and how to handle it.
Can you tell me about your poster? Well, the title of my poster is Poisson Regression Analysis of High School Football Prospects. I'm the author Anthony Franklin. and i worked with dr. The introduction of Thomas Ryland is successful. The teams have elite players in the expanding business of college sports. The loss of soccer programs results in more than just low school spirit due to a huge loss. The poster is a visual tool and you should use it that way instead of reading word for word. What you need to do is speak in a less formal way using the tables, maps and other graphics on your poster to keep the conversation going with your viewer you realized what happened there the presenter was looking at your words instead of interacting with the viewer that's not the right way to do it if you avoid reading your poster that's not likely to happen so again don't read your poster tell me what you did right.
I've worked with California all the way to Florida including Texas and I've looked at all the major conferences across the country oh and I used the Poisson distribution as the distribution for my Poisson regression model and my model uses the natural long link. function and i noticed the temperature and spring football wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute it's ok things are picking up there but they're not quite there yet rule number two is be prepared did you notice that the presenter this time was animated? he was using his poster as a tool, he was pointing at the maps and charts, he was interacting with his viewer, but didn't you get the impression that maybe he had never seen this poster before or at least never thought about it? ? anyone who comes up and says what did you do be prepared especially if you are someone who is going to present their poster in a contest you should expect someone like a judge to come up and ask tell me what did you do i had a two minute
presentationready in your head and be prepared to analyze it when someone asks that question remember to be prepared so tell me what you found when one looks to predict the rate at which states produce elite football recruits there on two important factors to consider one is the temperature of the state and two is if the state offers high school football in the spring semester not all states offer spring football in fact not many do but for those that do they often have a fee With the highest number of recruits being produced in the state, for example, in the top six being Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and California, almost 68 percent of the state produced fewer than two prospects per 1,000 football players in his list, in fact, Vermont in the six-year span in which the study was conducted produced nothing surprising. that was much better let's see what happened right there so first of all i want to point out that that question tell me what you found is another question that is pretty typical and you should expect that what happened after the question was asked was that the the presenter used his poster as a visual tool notice how he pointed to the graphics while talking to the viewer notice that they were very, very engaged a lot of eye contact a lot of interaction between the two he also spoke in a rather informal manner and Worked through his poster of a very logical way, very well done, now let's see what happens when people start asking you questions, what do you mean by verbal quantitative, well there are two types of variables, there are quantitative and qualitative, a qualitative variable deals with categories? or levels of a factor like gender male or female a quantitative variable relates to something you can count a numerical value like your height or weight I was also looking at your poster and noticed this what is Poisson?
I actually used the Poisson distribution in my regression analysis, it uses the Poisson distribution to count the data, I actually have additional information here on this sheet. The Poisson distribution looks similar to this, only depending on the mean value you give it. two questions the first question was one that the presenter was able to answer on the spot using his poster as a tool to support his answer the second question was a bit trickier because the answer was not correct on his poster but look what happened he was able to pull out another sheet of paper that had a chart you could use to support your answer to the question think for a minute you don't have to put everything on your poster it's ok to bring supplementary material that's a really important point because what it means in terms of design is, again, that you don't have to put everything on your poster, so you're in that mode where you have a hard time thinking about what I should put.
What should I leave? Go back to basics and think about what my main point is. What is the main thing I am trying to convey to my audience? That's what belongs on the poster of him. take it with you and use it to support your answers to the questions with graphics and images not on the poster itself, so how did the model perform under a different link role? Very good question and I don't know the answer to that question at the top. in my head, though I've seen the answer before, so how about you contact me?
Here is my card and if you want you can email me the question. I will reply to you as soon as I can. teams, that's another very good question, unfortunately, that question is beyond the scope of what I've asked for this research, but it's definitely something I'm looking forward to in the future, so in these two cases questions were asked to the presenter who was unable to respond. the ad in the first case was actually work he had done, but he just didn't have the material with him and couldn't remember what the response was noticing what he did he gave the viewer a card and asked the viewer to get in touch with him after the conference so he can give the answer which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do and much simpler as a presenter than standing there with a pad and pen and paper and trying to write down all sorts of contact information or collect a hundred cards
presentationwith this impact on specific football teams, that's another very good question, secondly, the question was beyond the scope of the presenters' investigation and he just admitted that it's also a completely reasonable thing to ask, I don't know can you answer each question is great so talk about how you could approach the question what kind of research would be needed why is it a hard question to answer and what could you do in the future you could even look for some collaboration with the viewer one thing you however , what I don't want to do when they ask you questions you don't have an answer to is make things up, just say I don't know and leave it at that for them to find out about tonight's dinner reception.
The food is supposed to be excellent. I'm thinking of going. You will go? Yes I think sir, I heard you're supposed to be a band. It sounds like a plan to me. viewers of the presentation first yes, poster sessions are social, yes, it's ok to talk to people about things other than your poster, but when someone comes up and wants to talk to you about your poster, you should attend to them, not just might be someone you might want to collaborate with in the future it could be the judge or it could be someone to actually disperse the grants that could take your research further remember the viewers first i thought you were a very good speaker i heard one of the deans sorry hi my name is Anthony Franklin, please let me know if you have any questions about the poster.
It was nice that time the host was having a side conversation and noticed the viewer leaned in to look at the poster of him. He immediately stopped that side conversation. He introduced himself and made himself available to answer questions. and then we allowed the viewer to read the poster again very well done so let's go over the main points rule number one don't read your poster use your poster as a visual tool dots on graphics point to maps point to charts and talk about what you did don't read your poster rule number two prepare yourself have a two or three minute talk prepared before the session actually wait for certain questions like what was your poster what were the results and what are the expectations handouts from the poster rule number three they are good you don't have to squeeze all the information into your poster the things on your poster should be restricted to what is necessary to make your main point that's all you need to do there if there are other things you hope viewers will want to know about bringing them in on extra sheets of paper, a manuscript, a computer simulation, whatever, but just keep them off your poster, have them available so if someone asks you can check it out with them.
Another cool thing you can do is create a little handout from your poster that also has some additional information on the back, so again handouts are rule number four for your friend if you don't know the answer to the question right away and the question is within the scope of your investigation, it's ok to get back to the viewer after the poster session, in fact ask the viewer if they wouldn't mind emailing them the question and you can get back to them ASAP after the rule session number five if you are asked a question that is beyond the scope of your job or you don't know the answer to just admit it if it is beyond the scope of your job you can start a conversation about what research could be done to answer the question question, you could even start talking to your viewer about collaborative efforts to address the question, but just say it's beyond the scope of my job if you don't know the answer what you don't want to do is just make things up instead say I don't know and leave it at that and rule number Six Put your viewer first The viewer is the number one priority of your poster session, so before you decide to socialize, text, or any other side activity, remember that your viewer is the most important part of your poster session, so you should always be ready to pay. attention to them that is the end of this video we hope you find it useful and it will make you feel more comfortable
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