Live audience polling systems are a unique and fun way to keep your listeners on the edge of their seat, no matter what the subject matter might be. Poll the audience at the outset to gauge knowledge level, awareness or interest, pose questions during the presentation to hold focus and improve retention, and finally, get feedback at the conclusion to improve future events and materials.
Why poll the audience?
Audience polling systems hold immense power for speakers, the organisations who employ them and their listeners. With audience polling software, you can:
- Get feedback on your speech, performance or content to improve future iterations
- Measure impact
- Gather data on demographics, opinions, interests and more that can be used strategically throughout your organisation
- Improve retention by testing participants throughout your event
- Engage audience members and encourage active listening.
Though traditional methods like paper surveys or online tests and quizzes can also afford some of these benefits, they also come with immense hassle and headache, requiring printing, grading, counting and other tedious tasks that most busy professionals simply don’t have time or resources for. They also rely on audience members taking the time to give their answers after the fact. An audience polling system delivers better data instantly and easily.
How an audience polling system works
Audience polling systems have two parts: The audience polling devices (usually handheld clickers) and the audience polling software. At some companies, this software is confusing and hard-to-install, requiring an IT team or tech expert to sort it all out.
Not at kp1. Our intuitive software is easy; just integrate it with your existing Microsoft PowerPoint program, and you can start interacting with your audience on your very next presentation—no other programs or hardware necessary. Learn more about our ARS technology.
When to use audience polling software
The sky’s the limit when it comes to audience polling systems. You can use them in conferences, meetings, classrooms, surveys, training, team-building events, compliance testing, strategic planning, trivia nights and much, much more. Anytime you want to better engage or get to know your audience, that’s where an audience polling system can come in handy.
Poll your audience
Want to poll the audience at your next event? Schedule a demo and see what kp1’s audience polling system can do for you.