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Reflecting on the values that guide us – a rare opportunity

As a team, we haven’t been big on mission statements or sweeping pronouncements of our values. We prefer to show rather than tell. But as Poll Everywhere has grown, our ambition to change presentations has grown. Polling is increasingly being used not just by the most cutting edge professional speakers, but by everyday heroes in… continue reading »

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How to structure a presentation your audience will actually remember

Poll Everywhere welcomes Dr. Carmen Simon as the guest author of this post on presentation structure and how it affects memory. Dr. Simon is a cognitive scientist, a leader in the virtual presentation movement, and an internationally renowned public speaker. She’s also a founder of Rexi Media, a worldwide presentation consulting firm. For more on… continue reading »

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5 interactive presentation ideas that leave a lasting impression

Attention is the gatekeeper of our memories. If you can’t get your audience to sit up and take notice, your presentation will soon be forgotten. In her webinar, Using neuroscience to create presentations with lasting impact, Dr. Carmen Simon, cognitive scientist and cofounder of Rexi Media, emphasized the importance of attention when forming new memories…. continue reading »

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5 interactive games that add friendly competition to any presentation

Four experts. Three rounds. One survivor. That was the wrinkle Fordham introduced into his company’s recurring panel discussions. Each panelist would answer specific questions related to their field. The audience would then vote on who gave the best responses. Whoever received the fewest votes was then banished. The discussions continued until only one panelist –… continue reading »

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How to create post-event survey questions and share the results

Poll Everywhere is a robust solution for creating post-event survey questions. Without these questions, you’re essentially event planning in a vacuum. What did attendees think of your conference? How can you use that information to improve the next one? You’ll never know if you never ask. Jason O’Rouke, senior director of public policy and federal… continue reading »

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Using neuroscience to create an effective presentation

Our own forgetfulness can undermine even the best presentations. It’s the hole in the bucket that turns a great presentation into a waste of time. Talk all you want, but if no one remembers what you said a week (or even a day) later, the effort was wasted. Few people understand forgetfulness better than Dr…. continue reading »