Presentations, Talks and Posters

Poster Presentations

UCSD has printers available for poster printing. You can produce great quality posters at a fraction of the price you’d pay at Kinko’s or similar. This is the preferred method of making posters for conferences.

Note that just before big conferences, a lot of people are printing posters so you don’t want to leave it to the very last minute.

You need to first prepare your poster first as a large document (e.g., Using Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft Powerpoint). Make sure you check the instructions for the conference re: the maximum size and whether you should use vertical or horizontal layout.

After you prepare the poster, you will need to save it as a postscript file, which you then print using UNIX command lpr.

The links below provide detailed instructions. Luke/Burcu to add to wiki and link poster printing instructions.

You will need a login and password in order to connect to Contact Ayse to obtain the lab’s login name and password.

ACS Cplot1 Printer
ACS Cplot1 How-To
Bob Buffington’s Excellent UCSD Poster Printing Resource
Collection of Resources on Poster Presentations
Preparing Professional Scientific Posters
Advice on Designing Scientific Posters
Quick Guide to Making Posters (pdf)

Oral Presentations

You will no doubt be asked to give lectures, seminars, or conference presentations. Developing oral presentation skills are thus very important.

How to Give a Good Talk
How to Give an Academic Talk(pdf)
How to Give a Scientific Talk (pdf)
How to Give a Good Lecture
University Lectures
Preparing Lectures for Large Groups
The Scholarly Lecture
How to Give a Lecture Without Actually Saying Anything (humor, pdf)
Tips from Toastmasters
Huge List of Presentation Blogs
The First Few Lines
You are Not Boring
The 20 Min Talk
The 10 Min Talk
What (Not) to Wear

See also: (Business) PapersConferences, Public Engagement and Media, Seminars, Colloquia, Events of Interest