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Effective presentation in any discipline not only requires a level of mastery of content but also an understanding of the audience with which you intend to communicate and the forms of communication that might be most effective in specific situations. Oral presentations, scholarly papers, infographics, etc., all have a place in telling the story of your research. Determining which of the aforementioned (or which combination) is the appropriate format is key to presentation and providing relevance of your research and topic.
Keep in mind the following questions for effective presentation in the sciences:
What does your audience already know?
What is your audience most interested in learning about?
How can you translate technical terms into plain language for a general audience?
How can you leverage strategies for effective communication when creating your poster?
What aspects of your research will you highlight?
How will you make sure your poster is clear and readable?
Below are some resources to help you think about your audience and some approaches to best convey your message.
Remembering that a poster is a visual art form and, specifically in the scientific publishing arena, a visual abstract of sorts, will inform the main components of your poster so that it is easily readable, quickly understood, and attracts attention.
Crafting an effective poster presentation isn’t always straightforward. The best approach may depend on whether the conference is being held in person or virtually. Strategies and preferences also vary widely among scientists.
The single greatest skill you can have beyond your own technical skills is communication of technical topics to non-technical people. Not only is this efficient but people will feel more involved and in the know.