Do you remember a time not so long ago when many commentators said that social media was no more than a fad that would be a distant memory within months. However the likes of Facebook and Twitter gained increasing popularity – primarily for personal purposes at first. However the power and instant availability of social media was the perfect platform for businesses who wanted to get their marketing out there quickly and cheaply. The viral nature of social media meant that ideas were passed between liked minded groups like wildfire! The possibilities seemed endless. So why are businesses mad for social media?
Unfortunately there are far too many occasions that I can remember where I attended a presentation that was painstakingly boring. In those occasions I did not learn much, and I struggled to stay focussed and not spend the whole time considering what I would have for my dinner that evening. I would guess that most of you have experienced the same and not appreciated having your time wasted either. And the reality is that most of us are busier than ever before in both our work and personal life, so when we do give up our precious time to attend a presentation, we want it to be valuable. That got me thinking about what makes a presentation engaging, and how those practices can become a list of tips that can be referred to for those planning a presentation. We care about engaging the audience because that promotes attention, interactivity, and learning. These are our top 10!
Traditionally post event feedback has been captured on paper forms straight after an event, with forms being collected up and presumably transcribed and reviewed. In recent years there has been a move towards online feedback which has the advantage of being done at ones leisure, and is computerised on input which prevents the errors introduced from transcribing.
IQ Polls is a fully integrating poll creation and analysis software tool, that allows you to collect and process data in a manner that makes it perfectly suited as a replacement for traditional psychometric testing methods during interviews.
For many years, television broadcasters have worked hard to find ways to interact with viewers. In a traditional broadcasting model, the programmes are broadcast and the main source of data for the TV stations is viewer ratings which is provided via BARB. However, in terms of engaging with the viewer, this was limited to the likes of phone in voting and more recently interactivity via the web and mobile apps.
When you think of in-house training, digital polling might not be the first idea that springs to mind. But you’d be wise not to overlook the potential benefits that polling can confer on your training sessions. Digital polls have a great number of useful (and fun!) applications that can enliven a staid presentation, engender new conversations and encourage trainees to share their opinions and ideas
IQ Polls is a reliable and trustworthy method of obtaining statistical polling data quickly and easily, whilst simultaneously offering a full package of poll creation and analysis tools. This means that the packages we offer can be completely integrated with technological systems in educational establishments such as universities and colleges. Riga University have successfully incorporated our technology into all their systems, and as such are experienced a rejuvenated, more engaged, student body as a result.
The ways in which IQ Polls can be integrated are numerous, here are some examples:
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Running an effective and informative workshop is something that is a lot harder than most people imagine when they start planning one. Workshops are a fantastic training tool as well as a great way to get people interacting with one and other interacting with the workshop coordinator.
Communication is vital in any type of business or enterprise; getting your message across to your clients or potential customers is key to generating interest, investment and revenue. But simply passing information to your intended audience can only really be considered as ‘communication’ if that audience can reply to tell you what they think.
IQ Polls, who has opened their newest office at MediaCity UK, a major new complex housing digital and media companies in Manchester, including the BBC, is delighted to be sponsoring the sixth annual Great Manchester Business Conference in 2016.
A leading Latvian university has become the latest educational institution to adopt IQ Polls' interactive voting service. Riga Technical University, which has offered degree courses in the nation's capital city since 1862, introduced IQ Polls for seminars, conferences and training sessions on 1st September 2015 ready for the new academic year.
We are happy to announce that IQ Polls - an interactive polling service that engages audiences using mobile technologies is entering into the UK market with the establishment of an office in Manchester.
A powerful and engaging interactive presentation can be instrumental for securing future custom and investments for your business. Unfortunately, there are several mistakes that are frequently made by companies which prevent their presentations from achieving their full potential. To ensure that you don't fall victim to the same pitfalls, listed below are three of the most common presentation mistakes and the ways in which you can avoid them: