Here are some web resources to help you plan, execute or improve your poster or oral presentation.
Edward Tufte: Beautiful Evidence - a talk from a master of visual design. Several of his books are in the Juniata library. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is the best. His website has informative discussion boards. Tufte is a valuable source of information, if you are serious about presenting.
Poster Creation and Advice
Scientific Posters - a 67-slide overview of the purpose of a poster, tips on how to design your poster, and examples of good and bad posters.
Design of Scientific Posters - another nice overview site. This one includes a link to The Craft of Scientific Presentations by Michael Alley and a few PowerPoint poster templates.
Poster Tutorial - poster tutorial from a commercial web site. It’s full of wonky but useful details, like which size font to use at a particular viewing distance.
Pimp My Poster - Pimp My Poster Flickr group. You can upload your poster for other people to critique or simply skim through the examples and comments for ideas.
Designing Conference Posters - Great and detailed advice. A poster template in PowerPoint, and Keynote versions are available.
Ten Secrets to Giving a Good Scientific Talk – classic advice on giving talks.
Guides to Giving Good Scientific Talks – a list of links.
Best Scientific Talk Ever – a parody of academic talks.