You can start your presentation by saying, “I want this to be a discussion,” but it never is. Both you and the audience know that it will probably be a lecture. Because many people fear public speaking, they would rather sit back and absorb information than participate in the discussion. But you can’t blame them; they’re just glad they are not the ones on the stage.
But, we’ve also had presentations that were simply amazing because the audience was outgoing and engaged. We wanted to find a way to make every presentation like this, and we thankfully found Sli.do.
Sli.do Have Changed the Way We Give Presentations
Sli.do in an interactive web app that has truly changed how we present. Users can quickly go to the sli.do website and simply enter a code to become part of the conversation; no download needed. We love it and want to share our experiences with you. Sli.do allows us to:
Have Effective Q&A’s With Audience Participation
Sli.do has revolutionized the Q&A format. Anyone who has done a Q&A knows that the same few audience members who aren’t afraid to speak out will ask the questions. At the same time, the rest don’t say a word. Or worse yet, someone asks a question specific to their situation that doesn’t further the discussion and bogs down the presentation. Sli.do solve this problem by allowing every audience member to ask questions anonymously through their phones.
Once you approve a question, the members of the audience can view it and thumbs up a question, meaning they’re wondering the same thing as well. With Sli.do, we’ve had more effective and meaningful Q&As than simply calling on random individuals.
Get Meaningful Answers to Polls
Tired of taking a poll only to have dozens of people in the audience give no answer? Sometimes it’s a simple yes or no question! The thing is, participants in any conference/presentation are often reluctant to express their opinions or experiences to a group of people, especially on sensitive issues. Sli.do allows us to create polls and even multiple-choice questions in seconds and instantly poll the audience. The results are then relayed and directed back to us or projected to the audience on the screen.
Easily Distribute Slides to the Audience
With Sli.do, you will never again be asked, “Can you go back to the last slide?” or, “Are these slides available for us to download?” Participants can pull your slides up directly on their phones and, if you allow them, download them in PDF or PowerPoint.
View, Manage, and Analyze Data
But perhaps what we love the most about Sli.do is the wealth of data it provides. Everything participants do is tracked and available for you to review later. Review which questions were the most popular and then add them to your next presentation or save poll results and use them as exhibits in the future. You can also optimize your presentation by seeing which slides were the most popular among your audience.
Never Worry About Audience Participation Again With Sli.do
We can honestly say that a presentation without Sli.do isn’t as effective. Not only is the audience genuinely curious about the new technology, but they have the means to actually participate throughout the presentation. If you’re having trouble with audience participation during your presentations, Sli.do is, hands down, one of the best solutions we have found.