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How to create word clouds with your audience live in PowerPoint

Poll Everywhere lets you create dynamic, colorful word clouds together with your audience in PowerPoint. People may hesitate at first to pull out their phones and submit answers. But that hesitance melts away when those answers start bouncing around the screen. Poll Everywhere word clouds update in real time with each new submission. Everyone can… continue reading »

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8 easy ideas to make your presentation memorable

Poll Everywhere welcomes Mark Schaefer as the guest author of this post. When you give a speech, your one hope is for people to actually REMEMBER what you said. That’s a difficult feat, even for the best presenters. A typical keynote speech is 45 minutes long. How can you best use this time to assure that your audience… continue reading »

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Five insanely simple ideas to make your next presentation sizzle

Poll Everywhere welcomes Jon Thomas as the guest author of this post. Creating an effective PowerPoint presentation is a skill that is rarely ever taught, but somehow we’re all expected to create dazzling presentations. Though, as we all know, it rarely ever dazzles. It usually fizzles. I’m kind of a presentation geek and I’ve found that… continue reading »

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Interactive presentation idea: live caption contests

Every week, The New Yorker fields 5,372 entries for its celebrated cartoon caption contest. That’s nearly 300,000 entries per year. Why? The caption contest is an irresistible call to action. This work of art is incomplete, and only you can complete it. Are you up to the task? The urge to create is irresistible, especially… continue reading »

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10 little-known facts about PowerPoint [infographic]

PowerPoint is known to the world as the go-to medium for presentations. It also has a long (and strange) history. From vector art to karaoke, this software has been used for a lot more than just quarterly earnings updates. Here are some of the lesser known facts about the famous slideware collected in one handy infographic…. continue reading »

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How to choose an icebreaker for any event [infographic]

Never underestimate the positive power of good icebreakers. They promote warmth and camaraderie within your audience as everyone shares a laugh – and learns a little more – about their peers. Icebreakers come in many forms, so if you’re unsure which one is right for your next presentation, check out the handy infographic below for inspiration…. continue reading »