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The value of poster presentations | The 5C's for Developing an Effective Poster Presentation
The value of poster presentations | The 5C's for Developing an Effective Poster Presentation
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Transcript

my name is Muriel Moyo I am the nurse manager at kik medical center of USC in California this is a very like a topic that's quite near and dear to me I think that poster presentations are something that is great to have at conferences like this so it's nice to know what do

you need to do in order to create an effective poster so that's what we're gonna be talking about today all right so you receive that letter that says your poster has been accepted for presentation your webstream your

abstract has been accepted for presentation at a national or local conference great you're excited you're overjoyed but you know that excitement quickly turns into what now what do I need to do in order to present an

effective poster so I'm Pauline am i ahead hi are you gonna be my moderator sorry no okay okay sounds good all right so those feelings of excitement all those

positive feelings that you have quickly turn into what do I do next so this is what we are going to be talking about today from this workshop you are going to be able to know the importance of poster presentations

outlined the five C's for an effective poster know a general timeline for developing your poster identify what to bring on the day of your presentation and then lastly just some hints and tips of how to actually give your poster

presentation okay so what is a poster really a poster is a summary of your work so any quality improvement work that you're doing or research work that you're actually doing a poster presentation is a summary of that it

gives a snapshot when you look at a published manuscript for example that is giving a detailed story of everything that you worked on an all our presentation on the other hand is something of a PowerPoint right so a

poster presentation is just a one-page big-big a page that just shows that summarizes work that you've done and it's pictorial it's very visual so people want to see what you worked on in that in that one picture so poster

presentations are really important for disseminating knowledge when you look at it as evidence-based practice is evolving as research is evolving and we're developing this is a way for you to hear what you have been doing it's

really about for immobilization of our profession so you have worked on this project in your organization now you bring it to a conference such as this one everybody else starts to know about what you've been

doing henceforth were moving forward our profession so think about it in that way of your sharing knowledge right and then we want to eliminate redundancies so why should we repeat things that have been done elsewhere I saw a poster just out

here that was talking about timeout and one of my staff nurses just last week came and said you know what we're having an issue with our physicians in our rooms not everybody is stopping to do the

timeout process so that poster is great I took a picture of it I'm gonna share it with this nurse and maybe this is something that we can do over so think of it from that standpoint of reinventing the wheel why should we

reinvent the wheel when you look at the wheel it was never reinvented Louis just perfected so poster presentations are give us that Avenue to to eliminate those redundancies another thing is you sparking new ideas so how many times do

you see something that someone has worked on and you're like oh this is something that we could do within our organization or maybe we could make this a little bit better by by adding a certain layer to whatever work that they

did so that's what poster presentations helped us to do another thing is your own professional development as a presenter so poster presentations are really a platform for public speaking we're nurses were great at talking to

patients were great at talking to families but how many times do we get a chance to talk to our colleagues and our peers in a public setting so this is a good time or a good chance for you to develop your own public speaking skills

nurses love to teach so this is another opportunity to teach you are now an expert at something you worked on a certain project you now have that knowledge that you want to tell others about so really as you're teaching

you're showing that you're an expert at this you're self promoting when you're at these conferences this is a place where we're not networking there's publishers that are here like happening grows right we

met her she's an editor so you may be sure this is a time she was like oh this would be great for the Journal of radiology Nursing right it could be collaborators future collaborators so there could be an

opportunity for doing multi multi Center work so you guys are doing something at Johns Hopkins and out now I'm here at kick then we could have a partnership and do something like on a collaborative level so poster presentations allow for

us to do that all right so now we'll go

into the five Cs for developing your poster presentation so you have you want to be compliant when you're developing your poster you want your poster to be catchy you want it to be clear and

there's different levels of clarity we will go more into detail with that you want it to be concise and then you want it to be clutter free so we're gonna be a little bit deeper into each see as to what that means as you're developing

your poster is everybody still with me okay all right okay compliance so what does compliant mean really as a presenter it is your responsibility to make sure that you're compliant with poster guidelines when you get that

letter of acceptance it tells you again congratulations we've accepted you for this poster presentation but this is what you need to do in order for you to develop it things that be usually outlined in that letter are your poster

dimensions how big should you post your B display format so when they send out a call for abstracts they usually say please tell us what is the background of your project your project what were your methods what what was

your evaluation criteria your result it may be applicability to practice so that's a display format so usually if they sent that to you in that call for abstract as you develop your poster you want to make sure you have

those key elements judging criteria so just in the business meeting that we had there were awards that were given there were three poster words that were given so this should have been some criteria that came with that so follow that

because you want your poster to also have a fighting chance rate in that in that competition they will also outline to you set up time teardown teardown time and then the time for presentation a thing to note is

as you're developing your poster you want to periodically go over those guidelines you don't take your poster to printing make a mistake and then you've missed something that was very important on those guidelines right so as you

develop your poster just remember the compliance aspect of things and follow those details so let's look at a letter that I received for a poster that I worked on a few years ago and I highlighted some key elements that they

pointed out here they said authors illustrates their findings displaying graphs photographs diagrams and text on a 4x8 poster right and then they go on to see posters do not exist do not need to be this large but should not exceed

these dimensions so it's fine if your poster is smaller than four by eight but it can certainly not be a 5 by 10 or anything larger than that and then they even tell you if it goes bigger than that size they have the right to remove

it so this is why that compliance aspect is is is important and they do also tell you for example that they their staff do not receive any shipments at the convention center so you may want to merely direct you to your hotel and they

will receive that and then here it says special placement requests cannot be accommodated so then again telling you what they can be cannot do for you what your poster should look like so you just want to follow these

follow these guidelines here they do see oh I'm sorry here they do say that there if you don't take down your poster you know if it gets lost it's your responsibility so you need to follow all of those

guidelines because you don't want to lose your your poster so now we'll move

to being catchy what does catchy mean your title for your poster is is what really brings people in so for example sorry ma'am

great here in front from John Hopkins what's your name Gina so Gina came in and she said she is planning on working on a poster she wanted to be in here and because she wants to make sure she has the key

elements so what caught her to coming into this room the title right so this is the same thing with you when you submit your abstract and you start developing your title you want to have something that's going to hook people to

bring them to you so they can look at your poster you always want to keep it professional rates we're at a professional setting so as you think about what words you want to use to capture people and just keep it

professional so once you've got people with your title now it's about your content what is on that poster when somebody comes to your poster presentation entice them with something very short focused explaining what your

poster is about you want to give your attendees some time to read but they should be able to get the key elements of your poster within 10 seconds it's kind of like that 10 second elevator speech right so think about that as you

develop your poster another key thing is who's your audience great because your audience is going to determine the scope and the depth of your content so I'll give you an example you you your project maybe it was like

creating a business case for additional staffing in your procedure room right what is a physician going to want to hear about that topic right what is the staff going to a staff where clinical person want to hear about that

and what would an administrator want to hear about that so when you think about administrators and you're making a business case for additional staffing they are thinking cost to their thinking productivity they're thinking how does

this align with the strategic vision of the organization when you're looking at a staff or maybe a physician they may be looking more at efficiency things that are more like effective how is that going to impact their workload probably

adding more staff means the workload is going to be reduced so the your audience is very important because it's going to determine which direction you are going to go with your poster all right so now

we move on to the next C clear the big

things about being clear is what is your goal and what is your viewpoint as the author then you should have some logical sequence within your within your poster and it needs to be clear again your poster is something that you want to be

able to catch people it's a one-pager so you can't have too much going on there and then visual clarity is also very important what do I mean by that so your poster should stand alone so you see we have the posters that are right out here

I'm out of this room the poster session was yesterday at 4:00 p.m. the authors are no longer standing by their posters but many of us are still able to walk their reads through and we know what they actually did with their projects so

this is something that's important for you is your poster able to stand on its own whether you're standing with it or not really for you as a presenter you are there to compliment your poster so you're here to highlight things that you

did not necessarily put in your poster or if somebody has further questions to clarify so just remember that your poster should stand on its own so logical sequence so this just a question I'm gonna throw out to

you in the audience how do you usually read posters right how you organize it right so does everybody agree right okay so exactly that's exactly how we read so if you read it that way you want to have that same kind of logical sequence right

top to bottom left to right that's how we usually go and so as you're as you're thinking about what you are writing just you want to be progressive you want to build and you want to try and not be repetitive as you're going through

through your poster so visual clarity so when we're looking at business is more about your pictures your graphs that you use on there make sure they are not blurry so let's look at this look at that picture usually this happens let's

see you take a snapshot of a thumbnail and then you try and zoom it and then it gets all pixelated and then you lose the clarity in your picture or maybe it was just a bad picture like this one where it's just blurry so you want to make

sure you have very clear pictures that you would be able to see pay attention to that when you're working on your poster you're in a PowerPoint that's on a computer screen it's and then it's going to be sized right and you're going

to go and print it out to something bigger so think about what is it going to look like in real life another trick that you can use is as you're working on your PowerPoint when you print it out and you read the paper version the a4

version of your poster if you're able to see everything clearly that you usually should be able to translate into into the bigger poster version your 4 by 8 o or whatever size you decide to go with your poster

all right so sticking with visual clarity color color is is very important and this psychology that actually comes with with color and if you use too many colors within your poster you lose the effectiveness of that poster what is

recommended is two to three complementary colors and you want to consider your color temperatures colors like red yellow tan are your warm colors and usually those are overwhelming to the eye so generally the eye is easy on

your blues and your greens and these are their cooler colors right so they're more inviting and they're easy on the eyes so those are little things that you want to consider as you develop your poster to make sure your colors are not

overwhelming and they would mean people to not want to spend too much time on your poster this test that out okay so here you go this yellow on white what does that look like right you can't really see that so you can't really see

yellow on background so that those are effects of color right on your on your eyes this test is out that's blue over red I've tried I keep looking at this and every time I look at it it's very blurry

there's no trying to focus to look at it it turns out to be blurry even the opposite red over over blue so color psychology is real and and how those colors have an effect on you it's pretty pretty it's pretty consistent so if

you're using these colors and somebody comes and looks at your post or they may not spend too much time because that's just not easy to to look at so if you're going to walk away so these are the things that you're thinking about when

you're looking at clarity

all right so now we move on to concise so your poster really again as we had mentioned earlier on it's a snapshot of your work right so being brief is very key because you're trying to you're

trying to fit your work on a on a one page so you less is more your you shouldn't have too much text there your text as you're using it should be very focused and very and quite compelling bullet points are very good when you're

going through your your your your posters and then think about this pictures are pictures make a difference with posters let's look at this picture right here so this picture here of this ice cream is everything that's described

in this text what is easier for you to just look at and would you be able to deduce what is being said in this text just by looking at this picture I can tell you what this picture looks like this looks like an ice cream with

chocolate chop chip mint strawberry it's on a waffle cone and it's a hot day outside and the ice cream is melting right but here all of that is described in here it was just easier if you just put in your pictures so pictures charts

graphs are great because they illustrate your work and they keep things brief and then it's not too busy on your on your poster so that takes us into clutter you

are going to see I keep repeating about this needs to be easy on your eyes easy

on your eyes this is your one shot one page so you want to have very little clutter on your pages things to consider when it comes to that are your text size the font type and the font size let's look here so the what is recommended is

your non serif fonts and that is those funds like Tahoma and x romans the size should also be readable when you're reading it should be a size that you can read from six to eight feet from your from the poster and then your

title even should be something that you can read from about 15 to 20 feet and then you don't want to use two different fonts you see it becomes a little bit difficult for you to look at the different fonts and then I don't even

know what this font is but it's just it's it's different and then it says use bold and italic sparingly so I don't know for you but for me as I keep looking at this page I'm drawn to here where it says never use two different

fonts and this one is very bolded right so if you bold things too much on your poster people lose focus because people want to see what is it that was that was bolded so make sure you bold whatever it is that you want to emphasize and do

that sparingly also avoid using all caps if your poster is all capitalized and it becomes very difficult to read and again people won't spend time on that poster so here is here the recommended font sizes for for your poster presentations

remember what we talked about people read from top to bottom left to right so the very top part of your poster I should have your largest fonts and the recommended font sizes are around that 85 point and then your author

credentials and your affiliations usually come right under that and that's that 56 point within your poster you now want to start so everything progressively goes smaller but big enough that somebody can read it from

that 6 to 8 feet the smallest font size is usually a captions rate but those are not as important as your headings and your actual in text size so keep in mind that this is how this would be size these are the generally recommended

sizes for your poster phones is everybody still with me okay alright so the amount of text again so we said less is more right a picture speaks a thousand words you don't want your poster to have too many words or too

much text because that can be overwhelming so you want to avoid that sentence overload your poster if it has too much text it just becomes busy and it's clustered and clumped so you want to have white space in the white space

if you're looking at this PowerPoint page there is quite a little bit of text but there's all of this white text so it still takes you back takes you back to the text section of that so if this was filled and you have no white space it

just becomes too much and you don't want to you don't want to read through this and remember that your graphs and your charts will do most of the talking for

you so that's it so those were our five C's

for developing your poster presentation so now we'll go into your general timeline for for developing your poster presentation so here usually conference organizers will send your acceptance later more than two months before

generally greater than that eight weeks around here four week mark prior to your presentation or your confidence that's when you should start working on having a draft so you get your letter of acceptance you already have your

abstract so really your abstract most of your content has already been written out now you're starting to just think about what is your layout going to be what are the key graphs what are the key charts you want to have in that poster

and so four weeks prior start working on your draft when you hit the two week mark or two weeks prior to your presentation you should have a final draft why this is important why that two week mark is important because you want

to start rehearsing practicing your presentation a good rule of thumb with that is to practice with a peer right somebody who knows your works or maybe another nurse and other radiology nurse and then

somebody who's an honors so in the reason you want to to have a non nurse also look at your work is a big going to be able to understand your poster without you seeing much and if they have many questions about what's going on

that will help you in refining feedback is important because then you can fix your poster or edit your poster before you send it for printing you don't want to find that at these things you missed or key information that you've missed

when you've already sent it over to printing within a few days of your presentation before you leave you should really have your printed poster and once again continue to rehearse you want to practice your your your actual

presentation there's different printing companies out there and they usually tell you how long it will take so make sure you keep that in mind that sometimes other places take longer than others other people have a one day

turnaround for for printing so those are things for you to keep in mind and I would probably say find out that information when you're working on your final draft so you know when you need to send it for printing and pick up your

poster a few days prior I recommend when carry your poster with you to your conference don't mail it ahead of time because if anything happens you may not have a poster to you may not have a poster to present so I say you can get

those tubes that safely store your posters and you can get on the plane with them real easy if you're driving then it's even easier so sticking on the the general timeline and rehearsing it's why it's important to rehearse is

getting that feedback and then you want to make sure that while your poster speaks for itself while your poster stands on its own want to have like a three to five minutes descriptor of your poster this

should be thought out before you you actually go in stand you actually have your presentation and then the other thing is to have some three pre thought-out responses to questions so when people come to posters if you have

a question no you don't okay so if if you if when people come to your poster again when you're thinking of your audience there's people who know about your topic who are coming to your topic that they actually have specific details

that they want to hear about your poster right so those people are looking for something very focused from your poster then there's people who've never heard whatever project you've worked on or the research work you've done they want to

see the logic in what you have to say or they want to see the logic in your poster so have that three to five minutes something that you're going to talk about with your presentation and think anticipate what questions people

will ask and when you get feedback usually some of those questions will actually come out and you have some pre thought-out responses to your questions you're the expert at this so you will be able to to response you just want it to

be well @tq lated so what do you bring on the day of your presentation remember those guidelines in that si complain you want to look at your guidelines right and then see what the conference is going to provide you do they have

pushpins or do you need to bring your own pushpins what kind of a board are they're going to have in all of the like usually that's there in your guidelines so review that and that will guide you towards what you need to bring as for

your actual poster it's a good thing to do is to print copies of your poster and have them as handouts you want your poster to be memorable and usually people take usually people take the your presentation and they go and share it

with their peers at their organization they can say look this is what they did over here I noticed that here at Aaron all of the posters actually posted on the app so you can have her copy of that maybe you

can take a screenshot of that poster I don't know how long they're gonna keep it on there but that's something actually really good to have those copies but if you have them you can hand them out and they also then have your

information because your information is on that poster the other thing is your business cards as we talked about earlier this is a platform for networking future collaborators editors publishers even mentors right future

employers people are looking at you they're going to be talking at you so you want to share your information so those are good things for you to bring over to your poster presentation so yeah

all right so now we move on to to giving

a presentation so we just a quick recap we talked about our white poster presentations are important we talked about the five Cs for developing your effect your poster what's your timeline for developing that poster we talked

about what to bring on the day now it's about giving the presentation and these will be the I just helpful hints and tips so when when you're giving a poster presentation this five C's still apply but the big ones that you're gonna focus

on are going to be catchy clear and concise again you want to catch your attendees by remaining focused and giving a short summary of your presentation you want it to be clearly stated and you have that narrative of

your poster that three to five minutes right and then concise sticking with that three to five minutes so this is where you would hang around with in those five sneeze these are the three big C's that you would focus on when

you're giving your presentation what are your do's and don'ts as you're giving presentations we'll start with the juice you want to give your attendees a chance to read your poster so they come in

approached you hi Muriel how are you what work did you work on give him a chance to look at it right and then you can just also tell him you know if you have any questions I'm here I could explain a little bit further and then

once we are done you can kind of get into a little bit more conversation with them with your pre rehearsed and presentation you also want to read body language so if somebody comes to your poster and they keep going and they keep

walking right past your poster that person maybe really doesn't want to be standing or to be reading your poster story and just check how much of interest they do have you could see their face do they look a little bit

confused is there something that's not quite making sense so we're nurses I think those are things that were actually pretty good at so those things like things you would be able to pick on and then see where they want to go or

where you should go with that conversation the other thing is to remember the the Weathermen stance right you don't want to stand right in the middle of your poster right because people won't be able to read your poster

so that weathermen stance is this whole thing of standing right beside and then you're pointing at the key elements of your poster and you're explaining you know you have your gestures going if you stand right in the middle then people

are not even really going to be looking at that poster that you spend quite a bit of time developing and then listen to questions carefully like I mentioned earlier depends who that audience member is there's things that drew them to your

poster they want to know a little bit more about that so you want to respond to those questions um so for the don'ts don't badger attendees like I said if if somebody is just passing by and they don't really look like they're

interested you don't have to necessarily force them just acknowledge that they are there say hello let me know if you have any questions but don't badger people to come in come to your poster presentation do not read the poster rate

your attendees can read so you don't want to then go line by line on everything that's written on there remember your three to five minute presentation that you practiced those are the things that you

should focus on and not necessarily read everything that's written on there the other things are just your courtesy you don't want to be chewing gum that's not professional you don't want to be on your phone because if you're on your

phone and somebody had a question you're not quite approachable anymore at that point in time they don't know if they're disturbing you or whatever the case may be so keep keep your phone aside don't look at your phone as your as you're

presenting and then the last thing is that when you have people that come to your posture you're already explaining your post or you're presenting to someone and then you have few other members that walk in don't start from

scratch so don't because the new people came in now you're starting right from the beginning of your presentation you can imagine for this workshop we come in and then I start over from the very beginning because few other people came

in you're gonna lose engagement with the people that that are there tell them where you're at from within your presentation continue from there and then if they have questions about what

you may have said prior then they will have the opportunity to ask that at the end of your presentation great so now that we know you know how to you how to develop your poster and how to give a poster let's let's let's do a knowledge

check let's test it so this is going to be interactive and then we'll see how you could tell me what are your thoughts with whatever poster comes up and if it hits the C's right if we've got the C's on that poster presentation this one Y

right okay does anybody have anything else I got too wordy right too many colors on there right so this is this is one of those where there's too much too much like it is just text it is there's no pictures it's like a lot so thumbs

down all right how about this one and not don't necessarily worry about the quantity I had I had to just like put something in dear what do we think about this yeah Pauline is yeah you see it's okay

pardon boy it's boring go okay that's fine so I did this more because I didn't quite have a poster for this so I just wanted to see if it hit the that key elements rate so that's a yes because it does have there's not too much text on

there there's a little graph there's some pictures in there's some white space in there so again this is not a real poster this was just one that I tend to put together how about this one yes the template exactly okay I don't

know where to look too many farms okay bold it in different places italics okay there's not a balance between visuals and words yes so not enough white space on this one okay so that's a thumbs down

wait think I missed the mark with this one but sorry okay what are thoughts with this one okay sorry because I had to snip I had to snip the picture to make it fit in this PowerPoint so it's not it may not

be big but in terms of your what are your thoughts okay colors are good at their side on the other side okay so this one I struggled with this one a little bit I thought it was okay because there's some text in

this some and you've got graphs on the other side however you're seeing that we could have balanced out to the ticks and maybe move a little bit text to text to the to the right side okay to the right bottom okay that's fair I mean that's

fair alright how about this one so again sorry I had to snip to make it fit into into this page so okay okay there's a picture it's another picture picture and then text I thought this one was okay and the reason I say

that again please don't mind that the text is very small it was more about the content when you look here you have a bit of text there's an algorithm here there's a photo there's a photo and then there's a graph for the results in some

text I think this one's fine how about this one great yeah this is just and if you notice this is the same template that I used earlier on but now with the colors it just throws it off it throws it off even if there's not too much text

this white space there's some graphs on there but this one for the colors you've lost you've lost your audience with with that one okay how about this one okay I'll tell you a story about this poster so this was my very first poster that I

made as a new graduate nurse so I was looking for posters right as I was working on this presentation I was like wow I could have done with this with this workshop before I developed this because even when I was looking at the

PowerPoint I could not read it in this table here it could not read it so this is a no this is way too much text and then you can't even read what's on this table here yeah it's yeah okay I was still new so it's my first poster so

like Wow okay what I would have narrowed down so here like if you look okay so I have an introduction a little search a little review a little analysis this could have all been one really great I don't think

I needed to go too much in that detail and then this should have been bigger I want to believe because what these were survey results so these were questions that we were asking and what the responses were so really that should

have been really big out and loud you should have been able to to see that and for anything that somebody didn't understand I was there to explain further right so I could have complemented my poster this whole

section that says intervention I don't necessarily think it needed to be there that's something you can talk about and people have a copy of your abstract so that's outlined in the abstract as well so there's many other things that could

have complimented this poster I think I could have put a little bit of emphasis on this chart and this this little graph here so I could have taken out many of much of the text in here and that would have made the text bigger more visible

yeah but oh well so lessons learned how about that one okay good yeah it's bright those it give me something yeah give me some sunglasses that's just brighten and the colors don't quite yeah especially the blue in the yellow at the

top so that wouldn't quite work in small doses right yes so that's just okay all right so here's here's another poster thoughts and just so you know this is the same project that I worked on earlier with the poster that was like

super busy and this is the this is now a different way that I presented that I had more results at that time so picture picture picture yeah and then you've got pardon that's true okay look at this one this title should

have been big I didn't pay attention to that that title should be bigger because if you look it's almost the same size as this okay but I say this one this one's fine I didn't pay attention to that

thank you for pointing that out all right so pretty much that's it these are some references that I I went through that helped me in developing this presentation and then now time for questions which one references okay

these are great they outline all the key points okay go ahead electronic Wow we're moving to electronic interest you know what honestly I was in I was in where I don't

know if anybody knows see you seeing 50 inch screen Oh house that is interesting I should have looked at that glad you can tell okay I'm your moderator okay and I apologize for being late but SAR has hundreds of

posters submitted the med students interns residents all of them they pick the best ones and I forget I think it's the best 100 of them to actually bring and display on boards like we do their posters are only allowed to be four by

four so you really have to condense the thing we noticed when we were invited I believe it was in Vancouver to present our posters with theirs in the SI air hall was it was very difficult for the nurses to condense because guess what

nurses are worthier than doctors but that's okay that's part of the reason we have come back to presenting ours nearby where we have our conference room because number one you get more traffic number two our poster presentations are

better fit to the four by eight but I will warn you occasionally depending on the conference site we may get into a situation where there isn't enough room to present posters right immediate to our area so you watch your letters

closely because they may say four by four instead of four by eight and if you've got it all done and then suddenly have to condense it it gets real hard just to read what you've got on there so that's one thing that I can you know

point out to you I say I think it's also just following the whatever guidelines that they provide you say it goes back to that number one C of being compliant and most of the time they do give information of who to contact to help

you with you know developing in where to send it if they wanted on a USB or whatever the case may be so I think it goes back to the number one C that we talked about which is just follow whatever be compliant with the

conference guidelines did that answer your question I'm sorry I would pretty much say it would be the same because I've looked at how to even do like an oral presentation for example and you use the same principles in terms

of text your white space and not using colors that are contrasting or difficult to to read so I would say that those would apply you use the same principles because I in terms of like your color psychology or how people look at things

is going to be pretty much the same I'm sure for a screen you're going to be standing closer to yours so you kind of just want to maybe just shrink it down a little bit so I would say you're gonna apply the same principles but that's

actually something nice to look at yeah I think so it's how you select your graphs so like if we go back to to this one for example like I said the literature search literature review literature analysis did not need to be

separate for any reason if anything I could have put a reference section and then just explained that based on my literature this is what we found with this is the best practice and that's how we became up with our certain methods so

you you do want to keep you know your bullet points what are the most important things that you want people to remember about what you're going to be saying and then blow up those graphs and your your charts because people will ask

you questions about okay so tell me more about your discharge and some of them are able to just speak for themselves so less text less is more yes so this actually quite and I'll give you my information to some websites that would

give you a sized template so as you're working within your PowerPoint because usually it's PowerPoint that you have to work on a poster and then it's sized to where if you print it out it can go to the four by eight size that you do so

that's why seeing if you're able to make it fit and read it clearly from an a4 size which is usually what you're working on your computer screen as you go for printing it will be blown up to that size so there's quite a few

websites out there with links for templates to work on your poster and you can customize them to your organization or even your organization colors and if you look into maybe your marketing within your organization the marketing

department they may have those templates already there and then those will have the logos that your organization's logo sized correctly and everything like that these people we'll make big deals about you know

sizing and the logos and everything so your marketing department at your workplace may actually have a poster template for you okay all right any other questions I go one more minute all right well thank you

everybody [Applause]

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