You are the text - engage your audience in a conversation about your research.
Prepare a bulleted list of information summarizing the important points in your research.
Prepare a schpiel - develop a 3 to 5 minute talk from your bulleted list. Do not write out or memorize your talk. Just talk through the points you have outlined by answering questions as you prepared your bulleted list.
Rehearse your schpiel repeatedly. Talk through it again and again in front of your mirror, in the shower, during a walk, in front of your pets/children/roommate/spouse/friends, at every opportunity. Practice enables you to overlearn the content of your talk. By so doing, you will know the content so well that recalling content will be automatic. Instead of having to concentrate on thinking about content, your mind will be free to concentrate on how you are presenting and what your audience members are saying.
If possible, arrange for a more formal rehearsal with other people planning to attend the same conference or with students in a class.
You can develop handouts such as a brochure with expanded poster content or an abstract with contact information. You may also want to have a pad and pen on which your audience members can give you contact information, request copies of your manuscript, or write down comments and questions for your further consideration.
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