Indian government breaks new ground in group brainstorming

2022 marks 75 years since the Quit India movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi. It’s the movement that led to India’s independence from Britain, a momentous milestone for the people of India, and one that the Indian government wants to commemorate in memorable fashion. It’s also the inspiration behind a massive new initiative: A New… continue reading »

A simple game for a more productive staff meeting

If a meeting is worth having, then it’s worth remembering. Memories – ones that last days or weeks after a meeting ends – take work. Research from cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Carmen Simon shows that we forget up to 90% of new information we learn. If people forget 90% of your staff meeting, then what’s the… continue reading »

5 concrete ways to ensure your learning program delivers ROI

You put on a class. It went well. Or it didn’t. The participants liked it. Or they didn’t. The coffee was hot. Or it wasn’t. However it went, chances are you will hear about it in some form of post-event feedback. Over 90% of learning organizations conduct these surveys to calculate the ROI of training,… continue reading »

Introducing a new way to use images in your questions

Sometimes the best way to word a question is with a picture. Poll Everywhere already lets you embed static and animated images in the title of a question, or as answer options in a multiple-choice question. But now the engineering team has dreamed up a new way to use images. You can now add an… continue reading »

15 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 »

5 cool presentation ideas using audience interaction

Some people think anxiety is the greatest hurdle to giving a presentation. But overcoming anxiety is just a warmup. The true enemy of any presenter is forgetfulness. You can deliver an outstanding presentation – but if no one remembers it a day later, what was the point? In her webinar on presentation neuroscience, Dr. Carmen… continue reading »