The Vevox PowerPoint Add-in is a really great addition to any presentation, but you can take this to the next level by having your audience dictate the flow of the session itself.
If the audience dictates your session, you won't necessarily start at slide 1 and then proceed to slide 2, 3, 4 etc. Instead, your PowerPoint slides will be structured similarly to a website, allowing the presenter to respond to their audience's area of interest by clicking on a topic that is hyperlinked.
All types of sessions, such as training, team meetings, and all-hands sessions, can benefit from this polling style.
Create polling questions that encourage the audience to decide what is covered next. For example, in a training workshop:
Ask your audience what they would like to discuss first.
- Run a poll with various options to choose from.
- Based on their choice, look at that subject and content first.
- Repeat until all content is covered.
Present your audience with a scenario.
- Then ask them to vote on the course of action to take from this scenario.
- Based on their choice, move to the consequence of that action.
- There may be a subsequent choice to make based on the consequence.
Essentially your slides become non-linear, where you navigate through the material without having to follow a strict order.
Polling in this way will provide greater insight into whether your audience is taking in what you are teaching. As a result, you can learn what is most important to your audience and, most importantly increase their engagement in your session.
The video below demonstrates this style of session and shows you how to create one yourself. Try it yourself!