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Emma Cullen30 of May, 20185 mins
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5 awesome tips for presenting with Mentimeter for the first time!

At Mentimeter, we want to make sure that the first presentation that you host using Mentimeter is your best ever presentation experience yet! Continue reading this article for the best tips on how to host an amazing Mentimeter presentation!

Using new software in front of a crowd doesn’t have to be scary - it should be an exciting experience for you to impress your audience!

At Mentimeter, we want to make sure that the first presentation you host using Mentimeter is your best ever presentation experience yet! Continue reading this articles for the best tips on how to host an amazing Mentimeter presentation!

1. Test run your presentation

When using a new tool, it’s always a good idea to do a test run before you use it live. This will give you peace of mind and will make sure that your first presentation with Mentimeter is the best presentation that you’ve ever presented!

Pro tip: When running through your presentation, use your smartphone to connect to the presentation and play the role of the voter. This will help give you a better understanding of how Mentimeter works for your audience and will make you a more confident presenter. If you want to see what data will look like in your presentation, you can use our test data function to get a realistic presentation experience during your test run!

2. Understand how Mentimeter works

Getting familiar with how a new tool works can give you the confidence you need to present at your best when you’re on stage. We have created a series of in-depth articles that explore the whole Mentimeter process - from creating a presentation to presenting your presentation:

3. Introduce Mentimeter when you start your presentation

It might also be the first time that your audience has ever used Mentimeter, so make sure that at the start of your presentation you introduce Mentimeter to your audience. A really smooth way to introduce Mentimeter is to start off your presentation with an icebreaker. This is not only a fun way to start off a presentation, but it can also be a great way to get your audience to start using Mentimeter. The easiest way to show your audience how to vote with Mentimeter is to say:

“Go to menti.com and enter the code on the top bar of the screen to vote”.

Mentimeter has been created with a focus on keeping the functionality simple, so once your audience is connected to your presentation, voting will be easy to understand!

Pro tip: If you want to display more detailed voting instructions to your audience, simply click the bar at the top of the screen or press “i” on your keyboard to expand the instructions.

4. Plan your time well

Unlike traditional presentations, Mentimeter gives your audience the chance to interact with you the presenter. This means that as the presenter you should factor into account that people need time to answer the questions you are asking them. The time needed to answer a question can be between 1 and 5 minutes depending on the question-type. For example, open-ended questions take more time to answer than a multiple choice question. To make sure your have enough time to present, without rushing over the questions, make a rough estimate of how much time you will need for the questions and count that into your total presentation time.

Pro tip: You can use Mentimeter to add a Q&A session at the end of your presentation. Make sure you account this into your time schedule!

5. Remember: we are here to help!

We want to make sure you have the best experience possible when you present with Mentimeter for the first time. That’s why we have put together many different resources to show you how to how to use Mentimeter and create engaging content. Here are some places that you can find these resources:

Mentimeter Help Center: Here your can find all the articles your need to use Mentimeter successfully.

Mentimeter Blog: The Mentimeter blog will provide you inspiration an tips for your presentations and more!

Mentimeter Templates: Unsure what to put into your presentation? Our templates can be quickly and easily added to your presentation and are ready for use.

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Posted by Emma Cullen30 of May, 2018
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