10 staff meeting ideas that keep employees alert and engaged

An effective staff meeting needs two things: an objective and a receptive audience. A room of laser-focused individuals eager to achieve can move mountains. Sadly, most staff meetings are filled with people who’d rather move back to their desks. Why the apathy? The answer lies in understanding how your coworkers are feeling. There are countless… continue reading »

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Run Your Staff Meeting Using These 8 Easy Steps

Poll Everywhere welcomes Tim Gaur, editor at The Manager’s Resource Handbook, as the guest author of this post. Every manager out there has been tasked with running a staff meeting. Some managers treat them as afterthoughts and hold them out of obligation, others treat them as sacred and essential team huddles, regardless of what’s happening…. continue reading »

A better Q&A starts by ditching the questions slide

An effective PowerPoint presentation is complementary. It enhances what the speaker is saying by summarizing information, giving additional details, or visualizing what’s being discussed. Ask yourself, which of those does a “Thank you!” or “Questions?” slide accomplish? It’s a missed opportunity. There are better alternatives that drive home the key points of your presentation and… continue reading »

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Rethink town hall meetings as two-way conversations

Employees are disengaged. They’ve checked out. They’re ambivalent towards their employers. Gallup calls it a crisis. Thought leaders such as Josh Bersin say the issue “is becoming one of the biggest competitive differentiators in business.” Research from McKinsey shows that organizations that are good at motivating employees are 60% more likely to be in the… continue reading »

3 tips for a successful trivia presentation

So you’re looking to run a team-based competition using Poll Everywhere. Great! That’s easy to set up using a feature we call segmentation. This feature looks a little intimidating at first, but once you understand how it works it’s a snap to use. As a reminder, segmentation is how presenters compare results from two multiple-choice… continue reading »