Do not read your poster. Use your poster as a visual aid.
Prepare a 1 minute, 2-3 minute, and 5 minute presentation of your poster. This way you are prepared to talk about your project in many different situations.
Cover the main points. Tell viewers about your research question, thesis, methods, and findings.
If you don't know the answer to a question a viewer poses-- don't answer it. There is always a chance that someone will ask a question you are not prepared to answer. In that case do not make something up. Offer to follow up with the person after the poster session with more information.
Face the audience. Do not turn your back to read off your poster while you are presenting to viewers.
Be clear. Talk in an audible, clear tone while you are presenting. Maintain a normal pace and try to avoid talking too quickly.
Giving an Effective Poster Presentation
A description of how to present your poster effectively, with examples. Created primarily with first-time poster presenters in mind. Affiliated with web site http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/ (c) Copyright 2013 - all rights reserved