Effective posters are more than just a source of information or a summary of your work. They are also conversation starters and an advertisement for your research.

From the site "Creating Effective Poster Presentations" by Hess, G.R., K. Tosney, and L. Liegel. 2006 of North Carolina State University: "An effective poster is not just a standard research paper stuck to a board. A poster uses a different, visual grammar. It shows, not tells." This site covers how to define a compelling message, knowing your audience(s), and designing and presenting an effective poster.

Be sure to check out the "Consider the Alternatives" links on the pages for examples of the Do's and Don'ts of effective poster presentation.

View the site "Creating an Effective Poster"