The Great Wall of Text: By far, the most common poster mistake is using too much text. Cramming large blocks of text onto your poster is visually overwhelming, and few people will take the time to read all the details. Instead of using long paragraphs to describe your work, build around your visuals, use text to briefly summarize your key points, and break text into bullet points that are easy to read at a glance.
The Absentee Presenter: An effective poster presentation has two complementary components: the poster, and you. Don’t make your poster do all the work – engage your audience by making eye contact, maintaining an open, approachable body posture, and guiding your audience through your poster’s key points.