What better way to gauge the room and engage with every member of your audience than with a poll question? Think of it as the perfect way to break the ice or to gather data on some compelling topic or important matter. We also want to make it easy and fun for everyone to participate so those votes will come flying in thick and fast.
Of course, you can use a wide variety of poll questions; Multiple Choice Polls, Word Cloud, and Rankings slides offer plenty of options no matter the situation. With all that in mind, we have compiled an array of different slide types you can use now or as inspiration for some time down the line.
There are plenty of tools online that will help you run a live poll no matter if you are standing in front of a marketing department, or a lecture hall full of students. It can, however, be tough to navigate the endless Google search results. You will likely need something that is easy to use and lets anyone in the group quickly have their say or vote on your poll.
Another major benefit would be seeing results appear on screen in real-time.
A good poll makes everyone think about their answers and take each option into account before making their decision. If you want to ask an icebreaker question then a good poll would require people to take a moment to consider their answer and warm up the creative thinking part of their brain.
If you want to gather opinions during a meeting then a good poll would have a few options that might be tough to choose between. For classrooms and polls to ask students, then you probably don’t want to make the answer too obvious but use the poll as a way to properly assess understanding and avoid confusion. So, to help you create your polls, we have put together some categories you can use as inspiration.
It can be tough to kick off a meeting, a brainstorming session, a team sync, and an all-teams meeting. So often you need something to help get the ball rolling. Here are a few fun icebreakers designed to kindle some chat, spark some ideas, and ignite your next meeting.
1. What’s your favorite app?
2. What’s your favorite pastime?
3. What’s your deepest fear?
4. If you could pick a superpower what would you choose?
5. What famous person, living or dead, would you invite to dinner?
6. Which Harry Potter house do you belong to?
7. Where in the world do you most want to live?
8. Where’s Waldo?
9. How strongly do you take your coffee?
10. At what ripeness do you eat your bananas?
11. What’s the best pizza topping?
12. What’s the cutest animal?
13. Which country has the best accent?
14. What do you find scariest?
15. What was the best series?
16. What is your favorite holiday of the year?
17. If you could play one instrument well, which would you pick?
18. If you could visit one fictional world, where would you visit?
19. Which of these dwarves best describes you?
20. Which of these would be the hardest to live without?
No matter if you manage a small or growing team, poll questions are an excellent way for your team to share opinions and feedback. Scales and Ranking questions are just two slide types that can help you better understand what your team is thinking.
21. Strongly Agree / Strongly Disagree Scale
22. 1 - 10 scale
23. Unclear - Clear scale
24. Needs Improvement - Excelling
25. De-emphasize - Prioritize
26. Not meetings goals / Exceeding Expectations scale
27. Very unhappy / Exceedingly happy scale
28. Needs improvement / Working well scale
29. 1 - 10 How well does it work scale
30. Extremely unlikely / Extremely likely
31. Plan the Next Quarter
32. What do you value most personally?
33. What do we need to focus on this quarter?
34. What do we do well?
35. How can we improve the value of these meetings?
36. What topic do you want to cover next week?
37. What is our biggest challenge as a team?
38. Who do you think deserves praise for their work?
39. What is our main strength/weakness as a team?
40. Are there any new projects we should look into?
41. Is there anyone in the company you think deserves a shoutout?
42. Do you have an idea for a fun bonding session?
43. Is there anything we as a team could present to the company?
44. What other team would you like to collaborate with?
45. Are there any other metrics / KPIs we should prioritize?
46. What can we do to make the post-Covid world easier for employees?
47. Are our performance reviews done smartly and efficiently?
48. Is there anything causing you stress right now?
49. What can we as a company do better?
50. Is there an area we should consider investing more time and effort in?
51. Which of these initiatives do you think sounds best
52. How do you feel last quarter went?
53. Are you happy with the direction the company is going?
54. What projects are you most proud of?
55. Where do you prefer to work?
56. How can we improve customer satisfaction?
57. How do you feel about leadership?
58. What additional training would you like to see offered?
59. How would you describe this company?
60. How would you describe our company culture?
The business world isn’t the only time we can use poll questions. Gathering information from students is also a vital part of both school and university life. So with that in mind, let’s dive in and look at what pertinent questions you can ask your students.
61. Language Class Word Cloud
62. What words come to mind when you think about climate change?
63. What is your favorite thing to do in class?
64. What is your favorite subject?
65. What do you think of (insert subject of choice here)?
66. What did we do in today’s lesson?
67. What topics do we need to cover before the exam?
68. Which subjects have you enjoyed the most this year?
69. How do you study and what materials work best for you?
70. Was there anything you wish we did more / less of this term?
71. My favorite type of learning material is
72. How has your understanding of this subject changed throughout the year
73. Do you feel about your exams
74. Was this class what you expected?
75. Would you take this class again?
Our goal at Mentimeter is to make meetings more exciting, engaging, interactive, and interesting. So we have whipped up some extra special slides for you to use!
76. We're relocating our HQ, where shall we go?
77. Back to the office dress code?
78. What is your work situation looking like these days?
79. Pineapple on pizza. Acceptable?
Maybe you’re looking for something a little bit more advanced; something to make your audience think, "wow this presentation has stuff I've never seen before!" Well, you’re in luck because, while all of our slides are interactive, we have some that jump off the screen!
80. Company and Competitor matrix
81. Action Priority Matrix
82. DiSC Analysis
85. Ansoff Matrix
Opinion polls can be a great way to understand what your team or students prefer. How they view your leadership or teaching style. Or just what they think about the world.
86. What day of the week do you want to have our weekly meeting?
87. what format should our end-of-year exam be?
88. What political party do you trust the most?
89. What is your view on the recent political crisis?
90. Do you think tools like ChatGPT should be banned?
Perhaps you need some more ideas and inspiration or maybe you would prefer to run a survey rather than a poll. Have no fear because we have plenty of other articles on our blog for you to read. But if you want to get started right away and create some amazing polls, then we have a plan that will meet your needs.