Powerful Poster Presentations: making them clear, compelling & punchy (Kurs-Nr. 2020/01_GA)

Powerful Poster Presentations: making them clear, compelling & punchy

Target group:

This two-day, interactive workshop is aimed at researchers who are experienced or inexperienced at giving poster presentations and need to either review, and refine or develop new skills to present posters more powerfully at academic conferences.

Workshop content:

  • Deciding what you want from the experience and preparing to get it
  • Creating titles that hook delegates and bring them into your research
  • Getting the academic content right for the audience(s)
  • Writing content: style, register, limiting word count to 300 to 500 words
  • Designing layout: sections, text formatting, visuals and software
  • Exploring ways of getting feedback on the poster before the conference
  • Promoting your poster before the poster session
  • Presenting 1: nerves, body language, eye contact, gestures and dress
  • Presenting 2: dealing with international audiences
  • Presenting 3: interacting with passers-by: how to pull people into your work

Day 1: delegates use the workshop content to review and build on the key drivers of every effective poster presentation. Much of the afternoon is spent putting theory into practice via several mini presentations. The presenter, their colleagues and the facilitator discuss the effectiveness of the presentation, which provides invaluable feedback for development.

Day 2: of the workshop puts all workshop input into practice. Participants give their poster presentations, which are filmed. After each presentation, presenters receive constructive feedback from colleagues and the trainer.

Methodology: this dynamic, interactive and practical workshop is based on learning by doing. Participants prepare and deliver poster presentations, which are filmed and discussed by the speaker, their colleagues and the trainer. Delegates are encouraged to contribute their experience, knowledge and skills throughout the workshop.

John Waterman is the Head of Training & Programme Design at Avocets Consulting. He is a coach, trainer, facilitator and programme designer. He has been active in the field of international communication for over 30 years working with learners, teachers, teacher trainers, training colleges and universities across Asia, Africa, Europe and North, Central and South America. One of his main areas of expertise is in international Learning & Teaching Education.

Tuesday + Wednesday

January 7 + 8, 2020

9.00 am-4.30 pm each day

  • Course language: English
  • Registration Deadline: December 4, 2019
  • Room: will be announced via E-Mail
  • Trainer:
    John Waterman Educational Trainer,
    facilitator & programme designer
    avocets consulting
  • Course Number: 2020/01_GA

You have to register via the registration form above. Once the Graduate Academy confirms the registration, it is binding. The invoice for the workshop fee (40, - Euro) will be sent to you by post and has to be paid no later than two weeks after its arrival. The terms and conditions listed within the registration form are valid.