Poster presentation

Seminar PDF

Duration: 1-2 days

Course type: In-house seminar

Trainer: Karin Bodewits or Philipp Gramlich

Target group: PhD students

Number of participants: Max. 12

An effective poster presentation requires a cleverly designed poster, an appropriate use of language and special techniques for presenting. This course will give you the skills you need to create professional, attractive and high-impact posters and give you the opportunity to practice the communication skills needed to make your research interesting and accessible for your audience.

In this course you´ll be able to:


– Perform a context analysis (who, when, where, why, what)

– Craft the ‘story’ of your poster

Conference setting

– Poster as chore or opportunity?

– Poster as catalyst for networking

Poster design

– Structure and layout

– Best/ worst-practice examples

– Optimise the impact of illustrations and graphs

– graphical abstract

Poster pitch

– Presenting yourself, your research and the poster itself

– Learn to interact with the audience (leading with questions, answering questions, discussion)

You have the opportunity to receive a video feedback of your poster pitch.

This course can be combined with Oral presentation and Self-presentation and networking to give the integrated 4- to 5-day programme At the conference.


Karin Bodewits ( or Philipp Gramlich ( )/ Tel: +49 (0)89 99 016 971