How to add a logo to your poll (and other tips)

Did you know you can customize your poll response chart? You can change its color scheme, resize labels and title, and even add images. Logos are a popular addition, and dropping one into your poll is a snap. How to add a logo to your poll chart 1. On My Polls, select the poll you want… continue reading »

Emotional visuals can help or hurt your presentation

Recalling the plot of a really boring movie takes some serious mental gymnastics. Why is it so tough? Chances are it’s because you didn’t care about the (bland) characters and their (dull) problems. In other words, you weren’t emotionally invested in the movie. While researching neuroscience-based studies for my book, Impossible to Ignore, I noticed… continue reading »

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Tips and tools to engage the classroom in writing activities

Poll Everywhere welcomes Gloria Kopp as the guest author of this post. Long writing activities are generally relegated to homework, but there comes a time when every teacher needs to introduce them into the classroom. These activities come with their own distinct challenges. Listening to a teacher and answering questions is far more interactive than sitting and writing…. 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 »