Poster or Oral?

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5 Responses

  1. nendo says:

    Why not both? I usually do this to maximize advertising of one’s work 🙂 but of course also depends on the confidence and breath of the research done. There are times that an oral presenter does not even receive a single question, or a poster presenter does not even receive a single visitor in cases where the research topic is “not so hot” anymore after spending 2-5 years of your life on it. In that case, I would recommend to go on tourism instead :-(.

  2. Wahoo says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. don says:

    Hi! I think it would really depend on what you want to share and how good you are in imparting the idea to others. Most would say that oral presentations would be better than poster, however, not all speakers are effective in relaying the message across. I even know of situations where good papers turn out bad simply because the presenter is not effective, so if you know if you would fare better in a poster presentation simply because you would be able to avoid having to speak to a bigger audience, then go for poster, if you are brave enough to face the crowd, nothing shoulf prevent you from making an oral presentation.

  4. Madraida says:

    I like poster presentations. One, because I like making posters. It’s one of the few occasions in research when I can be creative/artistic. Two, I like being able to talk about my research for at least an hour. And that’s not including the time needed for people to read my poster.

    In an oral presentation, 15 minutes is all I have to yak about my research. Then there’s a Q&A portion that’s about 5-10 min long. That’s a really crappy deal. When I’ve spent so many years on a research, I want to be able to talk more about it.

    It’s a pity though that poster presentations seem to have a “2nd class citizen” status in conferences – going by people’s conventional perception. However, judging by the fact that best poster and oral presentations are awarded the same amount, they officially are supposed to be equal. Maybe someday, posters will earn their rightful place in conferences.

  5. ronad says:

    things can be clarified if you present your work in oral presentation.