Alternatives to TurningPoint for Audience Polling

Hardware-based audience polling solutions such as TurningPoint and iClicker have been around for years and remain in use primarily because of the inertia in larger organisations. Systems that use hardware voting pads or clickers have lots of disadvantages:- Disadvantages of Hardware Voting Systems Expensive to purchase Have to be organised in advance of the presentation Have […] Read more

28 Great PowerPoint Presentation Tips

A comprehensive list of PowerPoint presentation tips and tricks. Microsoft PowerPoint has been around since 1987 and is by far the most popular presentation tool on the market but many people still struggle to give effective presentations. PowerPoint is often blamed but often this is really a case of a poor workman blaming his tools. Audience polling tools […] Read more

How to Save your PowerPoint Presentation as a Video

It’s really easy to save your whole PowerPoint presentation as a video which can be uploaded to the likes of YouTube and Vimeo. Note that this should not be confused with embedding video into your slides or creating a screen recording, both of which are also possible in PowerPoint.   Quick Way to Save PowerPoint […] Read more

How to Capture and Insert a Screen Recording Video into your PowerPoint Presentation Slides

The latest version of PowerPoint comes with a little-known but cool tool that let’s you record a screen capture video session on your computer and embed that as a video in a presentation slide. It’s like PowerPoint contains it’s own video recorder which can capture video and audio from any activity you might make on […] Read more

ParticiPoll-Based Research Studies Improved Retention in Lectures

Professor Charles Maxfield, MD, Chief of Pediatric Radiology at Duke University and his colleagues have been conducting research into active learning over passive learning. The team have chosen ParticiPoll as an interactive learning tool for their research. ParticiPoll co-founder Ben Ravilious spoke to Professor Maxwell….       BR: Tell me about your background and […] Read more

How to Insert a Video into your PowerPoint Presentation

Embedding a video into your PowerPoint slides is really easy and their are two ways you can go about this each with their own pros and cons. Method One: Embedding an Online Video From YouTube or Vimeo PowerPoint currently supports the insertion of online videos from YouTube and Vimeo – here’s how:- Find the video […] Read more

How to Run a Fireside Chat at Your Event

Fireside chats are a great alternative to traditional presentations and are increasingly popular in everything from TED talks to small community meetups. In this article, we’ll describe some of the benefits of fireside chats and give some tips on making them work for you. What Is a fireside chat? In essence, you’re replacing a traditional […] Read more

Ideas for Great Live Poll Questions

Here are some ideas for different types of poll questions that you can use in your presentation to entertain, educate, solicit feedback from and guide the audience.   Ice Breakers Ice breaker questions accomplish two things: they get your audience in the mood for interactive polling and get them all set up with their voting […] Read more

The Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) share how they have been using ParticiPoll

The OSA is a nonpartisan agency in Colorado’s Legislative Branch whose mission is to improve government for the people of Colorado. Their performance, financial, and IT audits provide the General Assembly, agencies, and the public with thorough, credible, and impartial assessments of the operation of state programs and the use of state and federal funds. […] Read more

Audience Polling in Groups – using ParticiPoll at International Workshops with the Warning Project

Ben Duncan, is an expert in risk and emergency communication with extensive experience of international cooperation in this area. Ben shares how he and colleagues in The Warning Project are using ParticiPoll to create an immersive learning experience at workshops, which are conducted globally. The Warning Project is an independent partnership of leading international consultants […] Read more