ParticiPoll Moves to Amazon AWS Hosting

Last weekend we moved our entire hosting over to Amazon’s AWS hosting platform. This has allowed us to set up a more robust hosting arrangement where different components of the service (registration/accounts, polling/voting, database) each have their own dedicated servers It also allows us to scale the hosting provision in different localities as the our customer […] Read more

ParticiPoll Update: New Features, Faster Response, Bugs Fixed!

We’re delighted to announce a new improved version of ParticiPoll, our free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint. Please be sure you’re using the latest version of the ParticiPoll add-in by following these simple instructions: https://www.participoll.com/faq/#toggle-id-3   WHAT’S NEW IN PARTICIPOLL VERSION 2? Faster Performance We’ve optimised the voting and polling code to reduce the time it […] Read more

New Feature Ideas for ParticiPoll – Tell Us What You Think

We’ve had loads of great feedback from our customers about what features they’d like to see in our next product release. Here is a summary of some of the ideas we’ve received. If you have any comments or ideas please leave a comment below or contact us directly – we’d love to hear from you! […] Read more

Are BYOD Audience Polling Software Systems Set To Kill Clickers?

We’ve put together a brief summary of the pros and cons of BYOD (bring your own device) polling systems like ParticiPoll.com vs hardware clicker or voting pad systems.   BYOD Software System Benefits Generally cheaper than hardware Installation and setup simpler with no need to hand-out voting pads Audience members less likely to lose their […] Read more

Absolutely the Worst PowerPoint Presentation EVER?

Death by PowerPoint is a pretty well known condition but sometimes it can be more like Sleep-deprivation torture followed by a slow lingering death by PowerPoint. So we thought it would be fun to hear some of your experiences of truly terrible presentations. To whet your appetite, we thought the NSA’s infamous PRISM presentation took […] Read more

Dare You Play ‘Classroom Chicken’?

We’ve all experienced it, a presenter, lecturer or teacher desperate to engage with a disinterested or sleepy audience trying harder and harder to get a response out of them. “Come on class – can anyone tell me why X equals Y…. anyone?” Cue deathly silence, awkward shuffling or outright smartphone-cocooned denial. Like a stand-up comedian […] Read more

Blog Welcome

Welcome to our blog! We aim to share the developing story of ParticiPoll as well as ideas for using audience participation a part of your PowerPoint presentations. We’d love to hear about your presentation experiences (both good and bad) and we’d welcome guest bloggers too so do get in touch.     Read more