10 Word Cloud Ideas For Different Scenarios…

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 e.g. at a market research session. These can be particularly useful as the audience is using their own language.  They can help […] Read more

Using Word Clouds To Help Calm Nerves And Keep Your Audiences’ Attention

Are you running a presentation or classroom session where your audience will be participating in an imminent follow-up examination or assessment? Do you want to know how your audience is feeling and be able to put them at ease whilst keeping them attentive? Word Clouds can be a useful tool to help you achieve this. […] Read more

How to Share a Powerpoint Presentation using Skype

Many of us have had to turn to running meetings virtually in recent weeks, which can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with using virtual meeting software. Here is a quick guide on how to share a Powerpoint presentation using Skype during a virtual meeting.   Log into your Skype account, create […] Read more

How to share a Powerpoint presentation using GoToMeeting

Many of us have had to turn to running meetings virtually in recent weeks, which can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with using virtual meeting software. Here is a quick guide on how to share a Powerpoint presentation using GoToMeeting during a virtual meeting. Log into your GoToMeeting account, create your […] Read more

How to share a powerpoint presentation using Microsoft Teams

Many of us have had to turn to running meetings virtually in recent weeks, which can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with using virtual meeting software. Here is a quick guide on how to share a Powerpoint presentation in Microsoft (MS) Teams during a virtual meeting. Log into your Teams account, […] Read more

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

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

AUDIENCE POLLING AT MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES – A Guide For Speakers

Audience polling is a great way to drive effective audience engagement at conferences, and enhances the opportunity for information exchange between you, the speaker and your audience. Running a poll with an audience for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially if your audience size is large. Preparation is essential to implementing a […] Read more