Poll Everywhere: A Meeting and Training Tool To Engage and Involve Participants

Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast #10 - Show Notes

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Overview of Episode #10. The following topics are covered:

  • The best way to open and a meeting and keep participants engaged.
  • Meeting and training tool: Poll Everywhere.
  • Interview with Poll Everywhere Product Manager Steve Farrelly.
  • How Facilitator Linda Duncan has seen Poll Everywhere be used.

Topic #1: The best way to open and a meeting and keep participants engaged.

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  • What is Poll Everywhere?  Poll Everywhere provides text message voting and audience Q&A, straight to your PowerPoint slide. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, t.v., print — everywhere. It works internationally via text, web, or Twitter. Our customers includes large and small companies, school and community organizations: Google, several global consulting firms, GE, McDonald's, and countless Kindergarten Idol competitions.
  • Examples of how it can be used - from the Poll Everywhere website blog: Ways to use it- website: Icebreaker;  Break up a marathon PowerPoint session; a pop quiz; team competitions.

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Topic # 2:  Interview with Poll Everywhere Product Manager Steve Farrelly

Poll Everywhere Podcast #10
  • All about: Steve Farrelly - Product Manager, Chief Gaiety Officer and What’s a Chief Gaiety Officer  and Why Steve is posing with a deer head wearing headphones and mustache in his company photo.
  • What it’s like to work at Poll Everywhere.

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  • What keeps people from using it.
  • How trainers use this tool.

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  • Super unique and unusual ways people use Poll Everywhere.

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  • Clickable images feature – how this can be used. 

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  • What’s coming next from Poll Everywhere.
  • Steve tells us how to get started:  “I recommend that everyone go to www.polleverywhere.com to try it out – it literally takes 30 seconds and there’s no signup required.  Get tips and best practices on the Poll Everywhere Blog and follow up on Twitter and LinkedIn.  

Topic #3: How Facilitator Linda Duncan Has Seen Poll Everywhere Be Used.

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  • How she's seen Poll Everywhere be used at community meetings
  • How they used it to "create surprise and delight" at a very important meeting
  • Contact Linda at: lduncan@blueskyinsights.com

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