Dr. Carmen Simon

What do we remember more: the beginning or ending of a presentation?

A few weeks ago, we ran a poll asking viewers whether after two days, someone would remember the beginning or the ending of a presentation. Out of 272 responses, 54% chose the beginning, and 46% favored the ending. The two numbers indicate a close debate. We can settle the ambiguity by consulting experimental research findings.

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A daily closure poll is better than mind reading for a superstar English teacher

What if you could end each lecture knowing exactly what your students understood, or failed to understand? What if you could know which little sideline subjects piqued their interest and expand on that later, with extra discussion, reading, or customized study aids?


Polling an International Audience – while enjoying dinner at your table!

We all wish our office parties were as cool as the huge year-end bash at KNEIP! Months before the party starts, small teams of staffers start working on epic music videos for the big night. Then everyone comes together for a night of food, drinks, raging fun, and of course the all-important vote for the […]

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Countering information overload with polling

Jayme Torres isn’t a schoolteacher. But it’s easy to feel like one when you present six-hour lectures every day, sometimes for weeks on end. You see, Jayme works as a product trainer for sales reps at Pamlab, a naturalized pharmaceutical company based in Louisiana.


Announcing an exciting partnership with Microsoft

We’re thrilled to announce that we joined Microsoft as their launch partner for the PowerPoint app store at this week’s Sharepoint 2014 conference in Vegas. Today, users can get the Poll Everywhere app for PowerPoint through the Office Store, which is accessible on Office.com and directly within the ribbon menu of Office 2013 SP1. Poll Everywhere was featured as […]


5 Tips to Make Your Brainstorming Session Productive

In the 1940s, ad man Alex Osborn introduced the gospel of collaborative brainstorming. His four rules revolutionized boardroom and classroom culture, and still shape group discussions today: No criticizing. No self-censorship. Quantity before quality. Build on others’ ideas. Since Osborn’s day, the problems facing us have only become more complex and interdisciplinary. That’s why it’s […]