Beyond Polling: 10 Ways To Create Attendee Engagement in Your Meetings with Event Technology

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Event technology, event apps and audience response apps are offering several new and improved ways to create conversations with your audience.

Here are some of the things you can do: poll, play, create, capture, share, vote, survey, comment and smile. Yes, smile, because you can share photos too.

With all of these capabilities at your disposal, here are 10 ways you can use event technology to create attendee engagement experiences

1. Energize Sessions & Create a Conversation

Caffeinate your audience by adding polling, interactive Q&A and online discussion to your conference session.

2. Evaluate Pitches

Let audience members evaluate back-to-pack pitches and proposals from colleagues from their mobile device in real time.

3. Put Panelists in the Hot Seat

Turn up the heat on panelists by getting them to address more questions from the audience. You can answer 10X questions via text than by passing the microphone around.

4. Scale Up Brainstorming

It’s easy to generate ideas and pick the best option with 10 people. Using SocialPoint, you can do it with hundreds of people. Capture ideas, evaluate them and pick a set of options to evaluate after your workshop.

5. Collaborate in Groups

Break large problems into smaller problems and let small groups tackle them and share their feedback. You will get more specific ideas and be able to easily download and share them.

6. Simple, Fun Ice Breakers

Let your attendees write silly captions on photos that can be moderated and shown on the big screen.

7. Live WordClouds

Everyone loves word clouds. Let attendees submit key words that can appear on a word cloud…live and in real time. OR, give attendees a set of 30 – 50 words and let them vote for 2-3 favorites. Then turn those results into a world cloud.

8. Collage of Us

Let your attendees take selfies and share those photos on a photo wall. You can moderate the content for appropriateness.

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9. Team Trivia

Create team based trivia game that allows your audience to work together to answer questions.

10. Pick A Winner

Put your attendees’ names on a virtual prize wheel then spin to see who won the prize. We can setup the prize wheel so a person can only win one time.

The SocialPoint Advantage

If you’d like to see how you can create more engaging and interactive content using the wide variety of choices within our SocialPoint Audience Engagement System, feel free to contact us with questions or to discuss your event with one of SocialPoint’s Digital Strategists. We’ll help you generate greater attendee engagement at your events.

Written by

Samuel J. Smith is a thought leader, researcher, speaker and award winning innovator on event technology. In 2011, BizBash Magazine added Sam to its annual innovators list. Since then, Sam has won awards from Exhibitor Magazine, IBTM World, RSVP MN, International Live Events Association and MPI for innovation in event technology.