Our definition of audience participation:
Audience engagement is providing an outlet for audiences to interact with, be it through an empowered presenter or a physical stimulus. It is making sure you don’t presume the attention of your attendees for the duration of your event – they’re only human and their concentration will waiver without a reason to focus
How to easily make your events
more engaging for audiences
Live polling, digital Q&A and Twitter walls are all proven to break the monotony of PowerPoint and keep your attendees engaged. But it’s important that they don’t create extra work when you’re already stretched. You need simple technology, that just works.
Oh, and you know that regular request ‘Can I get the slides?’, we solve that too…
The Audience Engagement Toolkit
Pick and choose the features you want at the touch of a button. Create an interactive event in minutes.
Traditional audience participation – raising hands to ask a question after a session – often falls flat.
People are shy, other people talk too long, and none of the questions are captured. Plus, waiting for those roving mics just kills the momentum.
Our digital Q&A (with moderation) uses audience smartphones to get more questions, lets the crowd vote for the best, and captures every single detail in our analytics platform, for awesome post-event follow-up.
Real-Time Slide Sharing
When presentations are great, people want the slides. The problem is, the final versions are sitting on a USB stick on the AV desk.
Glisser shares slides to audience devices instantly, the moment they are presented, and audiences can write personal notes against each slide.
At the end of each session, they can download everything (that you permit them to!) Never get chased for the slides ever again.
Live polling has been around since the 1960s because it’s so effective at engaging audiences, gathering useful insights, and capturing data.
Thankfully, technology has move on from clunky clickers and expensive, complicated hardware, plus social media has significantly enhanced the potential for sharing your poll results.
Glisser’s live polls are integrated into PowerPoint so they’re simple to run, and Simon, our designer, produces the most beautiful poll infographics on the planet.
Execute your audience engagement strategy
Use audience participation to gather insights and measure the success of your event.
We all know feedback is important, but paper forms create more work, and 24 hours after your event your online feedback surveys seem to be ignored.
So here’s the trick: make the feedback process an engaging and interactive part of the event itself.
Use Glisser to push feedback questions ‘little and often’ throughout the event, make it quick and easy for people to answer, and get loads of useful and honest feedback without any extra effort.
Event data often falls into two camps: you’ve not got any, or you’ve got way too much. Both situations are not helpful.
Data is only useful if it tells you something interesting – happiness of delegates, effectiveness of sessions, impact of the event – that allows you to take more informed actions.
Use Glisser to focus on getting the information you want from your audience, so it is truly actionable, rather than just extra ‘noise’.
A big part of your role will be reporting to senior teams to prove the value of your events. But they are busy people – they want the headlines, and they trust you to do the rest.
Visualization of your data is a powerful way to convey your message – it’s easy to understand and impressive. It also looks great on social media.
At Glisser, we know your role doesn’t stop when the venue lights are switched off, and neither do we.