A Word Cloud is a collection or cluster of words depicted in different sizes. The bigger and bolder the word appears, the more often it is selected/voted for by an audience member. If you’re new to Word Clouds, read our blog post, what is a Word Cloud and why should I use one?
In this blog, we’re sharing 10 Word Cloud ideas that you can use in different scenarios.
1. Gathering Feedback
Word Clouds can be useful when gathering feedback from customers e.g. at a product launch. Here is an example using ParticiPoll.
Use a Word Cloud to gather feedback from customers, such as at a market research session. These can be particularly useful as the audience is using their own language.
They can help identify new ideas, features and possible pain points which can become areas for further exploration or discussion.
Use a Word Cloud to gain feedback from an internal employee event, like when introducing new policies or initiatives.
This could then be used as a visual aid to share employee feedback with senior management or to check that your employees have understood the new policies.
Use a Word Cloud at your team meeting to identify challenges within your workforce.
This can help identify areas of concern, topics to address and discuss further.
2. Consolidating Knowledge
Use a word cloud to get your audience to review key ideas from course pre-work or e-learning.
Use a Word Cloud to get your audience to review the key takeaways from a report or a research paper.
These activities allow your audience to consolidate pre-work or e-learning prior to moving on to live training exercises where they apply this new knowledge.
3. Setting the scene
Starting a new topic with your audience? Use a Word Cloud to help set the scene by getting your audience to share what they already know.
Launching a project with your team? Running a project management course? Use a Word Cloud at the start of your session to set the scene by asking your audience to share the basic elements of a good project plan.
4. Brainstorming Ideas
Starting a written assignment with your audience/students? Often the most difficult part about writing is getting started. A word cloud activity can help get your audiences’ creative juices flowing.
For example, if your assignment topic is on finding a solution to gender inequality, get your audience to brainstorm the subject.
We hope these Word Clouds have provided you with some ideas and inspiration – we would love to hear of examples you have used and how they have worked!