Encouraging some debate and discussion among your audience, whether they happen to be a group of students or online colleagues, can be a great way to make your presentation a more engaging experience, to generate some audience input, and to grab hold of everyone’s attention.
In saying that, we think that adding in a This or That question can suit pretty much every occasion - depending on what you ask of course. Polling a live audience can be tricky to do on occasions but we have you covered on that front too. It’s just a matter of typing your question and letting your audience vote with the smartphones.
Not just a great way to kick off any type of presentation, also the perfect way to kick off this list, Icebreakers are perfect for both presenter and audience as they can help everyone settle in, get down to business, and interact with one another.
Maybe you need a way to get to know your team a bit better, or maybe you just want to gauge the room to see what your opinion is. Regardless of the ultimate goal, This or That questions can be a nice quick way to gather some honest feedback from your team.
Today it is quite possible that your conference could be fully remote, totally present in-person, or perhaps a little bit of both. Throwing out an interactive question can be a great way to both introduce yourself to the crowd as well as gather feedback from them and make them a part of the discussion. Likewise, many of these questions can be a quick way to survey your audience and to understand them a bit better.
The goal of a good brainstorming session should be to generate a countless number of innovative and creative ideas. As a facilitator, it can be tough to encourage people to drum up ideas and solutions on the spot, but some exercises in creative thinking can help everyone in attendance get to brainstorming.
Kids' attention spans tend to ebb and flow like a river. Sometimes they can work diligently for long stretches, then suddenly concentration dips and it can be near impossible to retain their focus. Adding in a This or That can be a sleek way to give students a short break from very detailed and intense lessons, but also stay on topic enough so you don’t miss a beat when you dive back into the complex stuff.
If happen to be in search of even more inspiration, we have designed an easily downloadable This or That for Kids and included it here!
It can be good to learn more about your students, especially if your lecture hall is packed to the rafters. Adding in some more personal elements can help new students ease into the semester while also helping you to poll the room and see what the collective mindset seems to be.
It doesn’t matter if you are polling a live audience of your peers in work, or posing a question to your students, there has to be an easier and more time-efficient way of doing it. Thankfully we have come up with a solution that means less work for you, a more user friendly experience for your audience, and more engagement and participation.
So head on over to our Live Poll page or jump right in and sign up now and try Mentimeter out for yourself!