This book is aiming to respond to the following needs: - Many other presentation books on the market are aimed at people in business - this book is aimed specifically at postgraduate research students. - Undergraduate books in the area (such as the author's Palgrave book), do not cover the specifics of presenting at a postgraduate conference - this book does (including writing your abstract, submitting your paper, preparing your presentation and visual aids, speaking to your audience, handling questions). We have an older book which was aimed at this market from Kerry Shepard (2005) that sold nearly 1600 copies, so we could think of this as a replacement for that. - It will be the most up to date book that specifically deals with poster presentations, a very common form of presentation at academic conferences.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations continue to be a popular way to present information at conferences, both in a research and a commercial setting. Within academia, whereas once they tended to be in the preserve of the Sciences, they are becoming increasingly popular in the Arts and Humanities.

Why would I give a Poster Presentation?

They offer you several advantages:

  • A poster forces you to display your material in a succinct and engaging way: this challenge can be useful in itself, helping you to clarify your thinking.
  • Most of the dissemination takes place though the poster rather than through you talking; this can be an easy introduction to the conference circuit.
  • The preparation for dissemination focuses on a static outlet, a poster, rather than relying on your ability to talk ...
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