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A succinct but catchy title: Not too long. Insert your university here. Insert a research Project logo here. List authors names here Institutional Affiliations listed here. Introduction

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A succinct but catchy title: Not too long

Insert your

university

here

Insert a

research

Project logo

here

List authors names here

Institutional Affiliations listed here

Introduction

Postgraduate research students are frequently required to present their work to others in an oral form, either as part of their course requirements (e.g. some universities require an oral defence of the thesis); through departmental seminars; or at conferences, seminars or other functions. For maximum impact, such oral presentations require effective public speaking skills, good preparation and plenty of practice. At times your may also be in a position to talk to or write for the popular media.

Visual supports (including the integration of graphs, diagrams, photographs, sounds and video) can assist greatly in engaging your audience and conveying your ideas clearly, succinctly and effectively. Poster presentations and self-running displays are examples of alternate presentation formats where a few extra skills can enhance your impact considerably. While presentation technologies offer many possibilities to increase the effectiveness of your presentations, it is important to be aware of their traps and ways they can be misused.

Findings and Conclusions

Once you have completed your poster, bring it down to MIU for printing. We will produce a A3 size draft print for you to check and proof read. The final poster will then be printed and laminated.

Note: Do not leave your poster until the last minute. Allow at least 5 working days before you need to use it.

Simply highlight this text and replace.

Cost…

For poster-printing and laminating charges contact to MIU

  • Method

Tips for making a successful poster…

  • Control nerves before you start by taking a few deep slow breaths (rather than a few stiff drinks).
  • Know the exact words you are going to start with. It makes for a confident start which can clear the nerves.
  • Make an initial impact: Consider starting the presentation in a novel way – a funny or engaging story, an image or a question to the audience can be effective.
  • Acknowledge your audience. Thank them for coming; acknowledge any people who have supported your work who are present; and recognise the expertise that is present.
  • Be confident. Your audience are there because they are interested in what you have to say. Focus on them, not yourself. Know your strong points and work to those. If you make an error, correct it, and continue; there is no need to make excuses or apologise profusely.
  • Keep your talk very simple with a few main points. Don’t try to present too much information. Plan which parts you might leave out if time is short.

Results

Work from the basis of ‘what does the audience want to know’ rather than ‘what do I want to tell them’. What is it that will be new in your talk for them, and what will they already know? Find out as much as you can about their background knowledge and interests and shape your presentation accordingly.

Notes about graphs…

For simple graphs use MS Excel, or do the graph directly in PowerPoint.

Graphs done in a scientific graphing programs (eg. Sigma Plot, Prism, SPSS, Statistica) should be saved as JPEG or TIFF if possible. For more information see MIU.

  • Incorporate some humour or narrative. Stories are great for engaging your audience.

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Aim

There is no doubt that an ability to speak clearly and to communicate effectively with an audience is one of the key characteristics of a successful researcher, no matter what stage of their research career they are in:

postgraduate research students may need to apply these skills to the presentation at conferences, faculty seminars and viva voca examinations;

early career researchers will need good public speaking skills for conference presentations and job interviews; and

established researchers will inevitably be called upon to give keynote addresses, media interviews and perhaps pitches for large research grants or commercial partnerships as part of their role.

  • Contact
    • Renata PhelpsSchool of Education Southern Cross University PO Box 157, Lismore NSW, Australia 2480 ph. 02 66 203792 fax 02 66 221833
    • Renata PhelpsSchool of Education Southern Cross University PO Box 157, Lismore NSW, Australia 2480 ph. 02 66 203792 fax 02 66 221833

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Left aligned if it refers to a figure on its left. Caption starts right at the top edge of the picture (graph or photo).

any people who

have supported your work and

expertise that is present.

Acknowledge your audience. Thank the

m for coming; acknowledge a

ny people who have supported your wo

rk who are present; and

recognise the expertise that is present.

Acknowledgements

Repetition is useful in some instances, but use it strategically. For instance, recap your main

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Poster title goes here, containing strictly only the essential number of words...

Author’s Name/s Goes Here, Author’s Name/s Goes Here, Author’s Name/s Goes Here

Address/es Goes Here, Address/es Goes Here, Address/es Goes Here

Introduction

First…

Check with conference organisers on their specifications of size and orientation, before you start your poster eg. maximum poster size; landscape, portrait or square.

The page size of this poster template is A0 (84x119cm), landscape (horizontal) format. Do not change this page size, MIU can scale-to-fit a smaller or larger size, when printing. If you need a different shape start with either a portrait (vertical) or a square poster template.

Bear in mind you do not need to fill up the whole space allocated by some conference organisers (eg. 8ftx4ft in the USA). Do not make your poster bigger than necessary just to fill that given size.

  • Method

Tips for making a successful poster…

  • Re-write your paper into poster format ie.Simplify everything, avoid data overkill.
  • Headings of more than 6 words should be in upper and lower case, not all capitals.
  • Never do whole sentences in capitals or underline to stress your point, use bold characters instead.
  • When laying out your poster leave breathing space around you text. Don’t overcrowd your poster.
  • Try using photographs or coloured graphs. Avoid long numerical tables.
  • Spell check and get someone else to proof-read.

Results

Importing / inserting files…

Images such as photographs, graphs, diagrams, logos, etc, can be added to the poster.

To insert scanned images into your poster, go through the menus as follows: Insert / Picture / From File… then find the file on your computer, select it, and press OK.

The best type of image files to insert are JPEG or TIFF, JPEG is the preferred format.

Be aware of the image size you are importing. The average colour photo (13 x 18cm at 180dpi) would be about 3Mb (1Mb for B/W greyscale). Call MIU if unsure.

Do not use images from the web.

Notes about graphs…

For simple graphs use MS Excel, or do the graph directly in PowerPoint.

Graphs done in a scientific graphing programs (eg. Sigma Plot, Prism, SPSS, Statistica) should be saved as JPEG or TIFF if possible. For more information see MIU.

Printing and Laminating…

Once you have completed your poster, bring it down to MIU for printing. We will produce a A3 size draft print for you to check and proof read. The final poster will then be printed and laminated.

Note: Do not leave your poster until the last minute. Allow at least 5 working days before you need to use it.

Simply highlight this text and replace.

Cost…

For poster-printing and laminating charges contact to MIU

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, between 18 and 24 points.

Left aligned if it refers to a figure on its left. Caption starts right at the top edge of the picture (graph or photo).

Conclusion

For more information on:

Poster Design, Scanning and Digital Photography, and Image / file size.

Contact:

Medical Illustration UnitPrince of Wales Hospital

Ph: 9382 2800Email: [email protected]: http://miu.med.unsw.edu.au

Aim

How to use this poster template…

Simply highlight this text and replace it by typing in your own text, or copy and paste your text from a MS Word document or a PowerPoint slide presentation.

The body text / font size should be between 24 and 32 points. Arial, Helvetica or equivalent.

Keep body text left-aligned, do not justify text.

The colour of the text, title and poster background can be changed to the colour of your choice.

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, between 18 and 24 points. Right aligned if it refers to a figure on its right. Caption starts right at the top edge of the picture (graph or photo).

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, between 18 and 24 points.

Left aligned if it refers to a figure on its left. Caption starts right at the top edge of the picture (graph or photo).

Acknowledgements

Just highlight this text and replace with your own text. Replace this with your text.

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, 18 to 24 points, to the length of the column in case a figure takes more than 2/3 of column width.

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, 18 to 24 points, to the length of the column in case a figure takes more than 2/3 of column width.

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