To poll your question with your participants simply enter slideshow mode and run your presentation.
A quick way of entering slideshow mode in PowerPoint is by pressing the F5 key on your keyboard. This will take you to the start of your presentation.
There are 3 stages to running an interactive slide.
When your interactive poll slide is on screen this is the first stage which displays the text of the question. A control box will display on the screen.
By default this box appears in the top left corner of the screen. You can alter the setting of this box in the preferences menu.
This control box is an indicator and a good reminder that this slide contains an interactive question. When you advance the slide the interactive poll will move to the second stage.
Once the poll is open the control box will change and display the number of respondents that are voting.
When ready to close the poll simply advance the slide as you normally would by pressing the Enter key.
Upon close of the poll the results will be calculated and displayed in the presentation and on all connected devices.