Capture responses! Engage your audience! Empower your data!
As a major tool in gaining audience engagement, numerous studies confirm that meaningful interaction between a presenter and the audience improves attentiveness, interest, comprehension and recall. Direct audience involvement and instant feedback also promote more effective communication. The result is greater effectiveness and productivity – for both the presenter and audience members.
Using simple digital voting keypads, often known as “clickers” voting systems capture the responses of audience members and instantly display the results for all to see.
Questions can be easily created within the familiar PowerPoint environment and can be seamlessly integrated into any presentation allowing the presenter to actively engage with the audience.
There are numerous ways that questions can be asked from simple multiple-choice “yes-no” styles right through complex demographics.
With new advances in the technology it is now possible to incorporate polling and texting into the system. For mobile users with smartphones or tablets, they can join in the action with a remote interface designed to be used over the internet. All the data from the keypads is retained by the system and a large variety of complex reports can be generated in excel format for analysis post event.
Why not incorporate a fun quiz style element into your event to break the ice prior to asking all those searching questions. If your event is to be held over a couple of days you could add even more value by using the voting keypads as entertainment during the evening, thereby maximising your rental outlay.
With market growth and improved technology, the cost of hiring a large audience voting system is within the reach of most budgets and with our competitive rates everyone can be involved!
Key benefits to using voting include:
Frequently Asked Questions about audience response systems:
How does an audience response system work?
Our interactive audience response system uses small wireless keypads that communicate with a radio-frequency receiver. The system allows an audience to vote or respond to ‘on screen’ questions which can have a number of answer options. When prompted by the presenter, the audience submit their responses on the interactive keypads, and the results are then displayed live ‘on-screen’ for everyone to see.
Are the keypads user friendly?
The keypads are very easy to use.
To answer, the audience simply select their response from the corresponding keypad button or buttons (i.e. by pressing the ‘A’ button on the keypad for answer option A), the keypad LED will then ‘blink’ green to confirm that the vote has been received. If the user needs to change their response they can simply key in their new response option (as long as the polling is still open) The system will only remember the last option entered.
Full instructions are located on the back of the keypad wallet and a “How to use your keypad” slide is normally inserted into the presentation. We also recommend where applicable using an informal light-hearted question at the beginning of a session to allow the delegates to familiarise themselves with the keypads and how the voting process works.
What is the usual response time from user choice to results on screen?
As soon as the voting has ended, the results are usually displayed immediately on-screen for everyone to see however the system can also be set to only reveal the answers when prompted. During voting an on-screen response counter can show the number of keypads that have voted – this allows the audience and the presenter to see how a vote is progressing. Sometimes it is preferable to use an animated countdown indicator for a “gameshow” feel which encourages people to cast their votes.
How are the results displayed?
The results of a vote can be displayed using many of the usual statistical charts such as pie charts, vertical bar charts, horizontal charts etc. The presentation can be customised to fit in seamlessly with your existing branding or we can create a unique template for your event.
Can individuals be tracked?
Each keypad has a unique ID number allocated to individual audience members. This allows the system to track their responses and enables the computer to create a report for that individual.
Are multiple responses possible?
Yes, the system can accept multiple responses to questions as well as allowing voters to prioritise a set of options.
How do we get the results after the the event?
After the event we usually supply a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will have all the result charts as seen on the day together with a spreadsheet containing all the responses from all the questions for all of the keypads. We can supply detailed reports in Excel format to cover many different variables including demographics. Please call and we will be happy to advise.
What equipment do you use and what do you require from us?
The voting system consists of two laptop computers, the number of keypads required (we even bring a few extras just in case!) and the receiver.
At the venue you would need some form of display device to show the presentation such as a large LCD screen or a projection system depending on the size of the event. A switching unit for the laptops may be required but we can advise and supply if needed.
We are happy to advise on your specific requirements and can supply a competitive quotation for any extra AV equipment that you may need.
Onsite we will require a power source, some space on the A.V. desk for our 2 ‘Voting Laptops’ and a VGA input directly into either the main projector or a VGA multi-input switcher.
What events/venues can you handle?
We’re very experienced at what we do and we’ve worked on a broad range of different events from Pharmaceutical Investigator Meetings to large Blue-chip Sales Conferences. Our trained operator’s have also worked at many different venues including: hotels, International conference centres, exhibition areas and lecture theatres. We can handle events of any size – let us know the exact details and we’ll be happy to offer you a competitive quotation.
Can I make last minute changes to the questions?
We would always try to have the show programmed in advance of any event but as this is not always possible we are happy to do our utmost to accommodate any last minute changes, indeed some events require that the questions are created as the event progresses which is a format we have covered on many occasions.