Supercharge Speaker Q&A

Answer twice as many questions in half the time with SocialPoint Interactive Q&A

Nothing to install. Nothing to download.

Maximize Speaker Q&A Time

With so little time allocated for Speaker Q&A - it's important to answer as many questions as possible.

Microphone-based Q&A only allows for one person to talk at once, while interactive q&a apps allow all users to send it questions when they think of them. This multi-threading approach allows you to spend more time answering attendee questions that matter.

Put Panelists into the Hot Seat

SocialPoint allows your emcee to collect live questions and manage interactive Q&A on a tablet from the stage.

Panel moderators will receive an ongoing stream of questions from the audience. Using our Q&A manager tool on a tablet – they can review questions, live in real time to find appropriate followup questions to a panelists most recent answer.

Take Anonymous Questions

The hard thing about hard questions is that very few people are brave enough to ask them in front of a big room.

All questions asked on the SocialPoint platform are anonymous by design. This way your attendees can feel comfortable asking hard questions in the platform. At the same time questions are moderated.  So, if your leaders are not comfortable answering some questions, they can skip them.

Give Everyone a Voice in Town Halls

SocialPoint allows you to capture questions from thousands of employees onsite and online.

Transform town halls into two-way conversations. Use SocialPoint’s interactive Q&A, Live Polls and Word Clouds to make your corporate town halls much more engaging.

How does it work?

It's easy. Activate Q&A in our web based app. Let attendees can send in questions from their phones as they think of them.

Using our web based Q&A manager tool – you can easily manage dozens and dozens of questions from the audience.  With the tap of your finger, quickly mark the questions that you don’t want to answer as “skipped” and they will go away.  Once you answer a question – mark it as “answered” and it will be archived.

You can push questions to the confidence monitor or to a public screen. Or you can keep them where they are in the Q&A manager tool.

Post event you can easily download the questions for additional analysis and followup.

How to Manage Interactive Q&A

Microphone-based Q&A only allows for one person to talk at once, while interactive q&a apps allow all users to send it questions when they think of them. This multi-threading approach allows you to spend more time answering attendee questions that matter.

How to Prepare Your Speakers

The greatest advantage of event apps and audience response apps is to give your attendees a voice. But are your speakers prepared to use this interactive meeting technology? This guide will help you get your speakers ready for success.

SocialPoint Event App Agenda

Main Menu

Open the web based app on your phone. Select your session. Get ready to participate.

Socialpoint Event App Poll Question

Live Polls

Live polls, interactive q&a, discussions, idea voting or surveys will appear on the attendee’s audience response app. They can easily participate and submit their responses.

SocialPoint Event App Brainstorming

Brainstorm Ideas

Create topic-based brainstorming. After submitting ideas, attendees click on the ideas to vote for it. You choose the number of votes that will work best for your exercise.

Our Top 10 Trade Show & Event Blog Posts of 2018

As the year draws to an end, we share with you our 10 most-read blog posts about trade shows and events published this year.  What topics and articles caught the eyes of your fellow event marketers?  Here they are, in order of most views from our newsletter readers:

#1: Best Trade Show Giveaways: 2018 Survey on Strategies, Features, Choices & Perceptions

Our most popular post reported on a survey we did asking exhibitors how they valued, chose, and use trade show giveaways.  The report featured charts, exhibitor quotes, and insights on getting the most results with these ever-popular trade show promotions. Click to read the article here.

#2: 6 Ideas To Attract More Visitors To Your Trade Show Booth

Our clients tell again and again they want our interactive trade show games to help get more attendees to their booth.  So it’s little surprise this article was so popular. Other ideas included product demos, experiences, technology, entertainers, and social media walls.  Click to read the article here.

#3: See 31 Trade Show Trivia Game Examples

If a picture tells a thousand words, this post was a novella. Lots of examples helped show our popular Challenge Bar Trivia game gathering engaged crowds, integrating with exhibit designs, and customizing to match exhibitors’ branding.  Photos also showed attendees posing proudly with their winning game scores and prizes, and booth staffers posing with their trivia games.  Click to read the article here.

#4: 8 Preventable Trade Show Lead Retrieval Mistakes

Lead retrieval is about as fun as pulling weeds, but more complicated. So, it’s all too easy to blunder into errors that harm your lead follow up and sales.  Mistakes revealed include those made by staffers, tech problems, and incomplete processes. Click to read the article here.

#5: 17 Reasons Why You Need A Trade Show Game

Over the years our clients have shared with us lots of reasons why they like our trade show games, so we gathered them all up in one place.  Great for sharing with your colleagues who don’t quite understand the many substantial (and sometimes surprising) ways interactive games improve your exhibit marketing. Click to read the article here.

#6: 5 Ways to Create Audience Participation in Presentations

Meetings are boring when presenters don’t engage their audience. And there’s no reason to be boring when you can read this article that shares best practices, such as scheduling interaction, “Googling” your audience, creating a feedback loop, and more. Click to read the article here.

#7: How Fun Trade Show Games Achieve Serious Marketing Results

While we all like to have fun, we still have to produce results at the end of the day. This popular post showed that exhibitors can do both. That’s because interactive trade show games aren’t just amusing, they help exhibitors achieve all their top trade show sales and marketing goals. Click to read the article here – especially if you need a smile – you can’t see the article’s photo without grinning.

#8: Collecting Leads At Trade Shows When There Is No Badge Scanner

Many exhibitors are frustrated by smaller shows without badge scanners, where they have no easy way to gather lead data. In this post we offer three solutions (gather business cards, use interactive trade show games, use owned lead capture apps), weighing the pros and cons of each.  Warning: one choice is perilous to your ROI. Click to read the article here.

#9: Capture Lost Overflow Trade Show Leads With Our Digital Fishbowl

Another popular lead capture blog post was about lost overflow leads.  This is when the booth is so busy, all booth staffers are taken, and willing potential leads walk away. This was a problem (and solution) we discovered when we were swamped at our own industry show, yet still captured those leads with our Digital Fishbowl game played on an iPad kiosk. Click to read the article here.

#10: Debunking The Myth of 100% Attendee Participation in Events

Our final “Top 10” blog post dealt with the unrealistic expectation of complete attendee participation in events, especially with 5 common engagement activities.  Then I reviewed the 6 different kinds of attendees you have at your events, and how to increase participation from those most likely to get involved. Click to read the article here.

These 10 articles are the most popular we posted this year.  They offer insights on event engagement, trade show games, promotions, activities, and lead management. We invest a lot of effort in writing these blog posts to help you improve your trade shows and events.  Yet we benefit tremendously ourselves, as we learn so much while authoring them.

If you’d like to see more about how you can drive more booth traffic and get more qualified leads with our interactive trade show games, or boost attendee engagement with our event technology, feel free to contact us with questions or to discuss your event with one of SocialPoint’s Digital Strategists. We’ll help you generate excitement, crowds, engagement, and leads.

Win The Game of Phones: Now Your Meeting Attendees Can Play Trivia On Their Smart Phones!

Audience Response App now includes Trivia game for events and meetings

Now that our SocialPoint Challenge Bar Trivia Game is available in our Audience Response App, you can win the battle for attendee’s attention, by giving them a fun experience on their smart phones!

How does adding Trivia to the Audience Response App work?

Now you can add trivia to your event flow and push the game to attendees’ phones in the same way that you push polls, word clouds, discussion topics and much more. Attendees play our “three-strikes” game answering as many questions correctly as they can.

Their scores will appear on the leaderboard that is shown on the big screen in the room or in hallways around the venue. The major visibility of the leaderboard drives huge competitiveness – and attendee participation.

And because our Trivia game is built into our Audience Response App, it works on smart phones and iPads, on Android or Apple IOS. It’s a solution for the “Bring Your Own Device” era.  So now there’s no need to rent and set up rows of iPads to give your attendees the fun and learning of trivia.

How does adding Trivia makes your meeting or event even better?

Gamification increases engagement learning.  For example, according to HR Dive, “84% of trainers surveyed agreed that gamification in training helps improve knowledge retention and employee performance.”

Our trivia game is addictively fun – people who complete the game usually hit the “Play Again” button to try and increase their score. When attendees play our trivia, they are learning about whatever you want them to learn about, because you write the questions.  So, while they are having loads of fun, you are getting tons of engagement and learning.  And it’s measurable.

That’s because we can group the questions into learning topics, so you can measure post-event which topics attendees know well, and which topics require additional training.  You can even view how individual attendees replied and scored on the trivia game, all in the same platform as their other Audience Response App interactions.

What kind of results are our clients getting with trivia?

Already, our clients have hosted five events with between 300 – 500 attendees that used trivia within our Audience Response App in their events. Each event is averaging 2,000 game plays and 14,000 questions answered by attendees.  The attendee engagement is amazing! In addition, we have used trivia in hybrid events – where we had over 1,000 people playing and over 40,000 questions answered. So – we are pretty confident in trivia’s ability to scale to large audiences!

It’s been a common complaint for meeting planners that they have to fight with smart phones for attendees’ attention. Now, with our Trivia game built into your event’s Audience Response App, you’ll not only win that fight, you’ll win the Game of Phones!

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.

Real-Time Analytics: Measure, See and Report the Success of Your Trade Shows and Meetings

Trade show and event game analytics reports in real time

Analytics to the rescue!

Now there’s no more guessing how well your trade show or meeting performed.  With our real-time analytics and downloadable data exports, you’ll know how well your interactive trade show game and audience response app did, during and after the event.

With our analytics you’ll be able to:

  • Track your progress in real time with our dashboard reports
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and celebrate your success
  • Download the data into excel for further analysis or loading into your CRM

Here’s a guide to our built-in, real-time analytics and reports you’ll get with SocialPoint:

Analytics included with SocialPoint’s Interactive Trade Show Games

Challenge Bar Trivia Analytics Dashboard

Analytics - Trade Show Trivia Game Dashboard

What it tracks:

Our Challenge Bar Trivia game includes a wealth of stats and charts that report in real time key metrics about attendee participation in your game:

  • How many people played your game at least once, total number of games played, and the total number of questions answered by all game players. (In the example chart you can see 500 people played a total of 786 games and answered 8,152 questions – that’s engagement!)
  • Counts players who played the game once, twice, three time, and so on.
  • Compare game activity levels across days of the show (In the example chart you can see the game playing counts dip at lunch time, and that day 2 had bigger activity spikes than day 1.)
  • Counts of game players by day, and percent of correctly and incorrectly answered questions.

How it helps you:

  • You can share the analytics charts and detailed data with your boss, who will love having proof of the number of booth visitors, lead counts, and level of engagement with questions answered
  • You can better forecast booth staffing needs based on game activity charted hour by hour.
  • You can evaluate the performance of your entire show schedule by comparing game activity levels across different years, or different shows in the same year.
  • For those who want to dig deeper, you can view another included report on number of correct questions by group of trivia questions. If you set up question groups by product or booth station or sponsor, you can then report the number and percent of questions answered correctly by question group to your different stakeholders.
  • You can also export individual player’s answering success by group, and then target your follow up to attendees based on topics they performed worst on – and thus need more training.

Virtual Prize Wheel Analytics Dashboard

Virtual Prize Wheel trade show game - analytics

Virtual Prize Wheel game analytics measurement reports

What it tracks:

Our Virtual Prize Wheel game reports in real time key metrics about attendee participation in your game:

  • Depending on how you set up the Virtual Prize Wheel, see charts and get counts on how many times the wheel was spun (in the first example, without lead capture, 153 spins; in the second example, with lead capture, 977 spins and leads captured).
  • Compare game activity levels across the day or days in the show (In the first example chart you can see several times of higher activity, with the biggest spike at 2 pm; in the second there is a plateau of activity from 10 am to 1pm).

How it helps you:

  • You can share the analytics charts and detailed data with your boss, who will love having proof of the number of booth visitors, lead counts, and prizes won.
  • You can better forecast booth staffing needs based on game activity charted hour by hour (in the second example the extended plateau of lead activity from 10 am to 1 pm was likely because the game was at capacity and could have generated more leads with more iPads loaded with games).
  • You can evaluate the performance of your entire show schedule by comparing game activity levels across different years, or different shows in the same year — especially if you purchase annual pricing.
  • When the Virtual Prize Wheel is set up to capture lead data, you can also download what each person won (not shown here) and customize your follow up by mentioning their prize in your post-show fulfillment letter.

Digital Fishbowl Analytics Dashboard

Digital Fishbowl trade show game and lead capture

Our Digital Fishbowl game reports in real time key metrics about attendee participation in your game:

  • See charts and get counts on how many times a lead self-entered their contact data and completed a survey (in this example 91 leads and 90 surveys).
  • Compare lead activity levels across the day or days in the show (in the example chart you can see three peak times at a three-day trade show, with the first day highest).

How it helps you:

  • You can share the analytics charts and detailed data with your boss, who will love having proof of the number of booth visitors and lead counts.
  • You can better forecast booth staffing needs based on game activity charted hour by hour. You can see during the spikes how having the Digital Fishbowl helps an exhibitor capture leads that would have been lost when all booth staffers were occupied.
  • You can evaluate the performance of your entire show schedule by comparing game activity levels across different years, or different shows in the same year.

 

Analytics included with SocialPoint’s Interactive Meeting Solutions

Social Media Wall & Hub Analytics Dashboard

Analytics - Social Media Wall

What it tracks:

Our Social Media Wall comes with built-in analytics, including a continuously updated chart that shows you all kinds of metrics about your event’s activity on Social Media.  It includes:

  • How many tweets and photos and videos were created using the event’s hashtag.
  • Histogram that graphically charts the social media activity by date and time across your event, so you can see high and low activity points.
  • Counts of shares via Twitter, Instagram, and if you host a private event and want to track it, even across SMS and MMS.

How it helps you:

  • You can share the analytics charts and detailed data with your boss or event sponsors, who will love having proof of the level of engagement and interactions.
  • You can make changes to your meeting design based on what you learn from the social media analytics, creating more “Instagrammable” moments or podium calls to action to encourage people to move from 1 or 2 participant activities each to 4 or 5 each.

 

Audience Response System App Analytics Dashboard

Audience Response Systems - analytics reports measure results

What it tracks:

Our Audience Response App helps you keep track of the overall engagement and the topics of most interaction.  It includes:

  • How many times meeting attendees asked a question, responded to a discussion or poll, or took a survey.
  • Counts of audience response across all the same metrics, but broken out by each session or activity you hosted

How it helps you:

  • You can share the report with your boss or event sponsors, who will love having proof of the level of engagement and interactions.
  • You can view the detailed answers and feedback from your event attendees (not shown here) to guide your organization’s decision making
  • You can also export individual attendee’s responses by session and provide that feedback to the speakers and presenters.

When you are initially considering an interactive trade show game or meeting app with SocialPoint you are understandably more focused on improving your attendee counts and engagement.

Yet, once the event is over, you’ll be very happy to have these visually clear analytic reports and deep dive data exports to share your success and provide insights into how to be even more successful at your next event.

If you’d like to see more about how you can drive more booth traffic and capture leads with our interactive trade show games, and boost audience engagement with our interactive meeting apps, feel free to contact us with questions or to discuss your event with one of SocialPoint’s Digital Strategists. We’ll help you generate excitement, crowds, and engagement

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