Polleverywhere fun and effective resource for speakers

For anybody that has frequent speaking engagements, Polleverywhere could be a great tool for you. Polleverywhere is an easy and effective way to poll your audiences, a la Who Wants to be a Millionaire’s, Ask the Audience feature.

Speakers can instantly poll their audience by using a poll that has been embedded into their PowerPoint presentations; or by using the Polleverywhere website. On the flip side, presentation attendees can vote on the poll by texting their answer and a voting keyword to a pre-determined number or through Twitter by adding @poll to your tweet.

The best part about Polleverywhere, is that the responses are displayed on-screen in real-time. This is a great way to move a presentation forward by anonymously gathering the thoughts and opinions of those in your audience.

Types of polls

Polleverywhere doesn’t just stop at multiple choice polls. In fact, the website allows for free text polling, which allows participants to answer more open-ended questions, such as, “Do you have any further questions for the presenter?”

Presenting at a fundraising event? Use a goal poll to show the audiences’ instant contributions using a rising thermometer. Participants to contribute a pledge just like they were texting in a response to one of the polls mentioned above.

How much does it cost?

Polleverywhere has six plans to choose from for business and non-profit use, ranging from their free Basic Plan to the Platinum Plan for $1,400 per month. Depending on your class size, the Basic Plan boasts some great features, including 30 votes per poll, PowerPoint polls, web voting, widgets, downloadable results, Twitter and Web-phone participation, and more.

Polleverywhere also has several free and paid plan choices for teachers in K-12 and higher education.

This just scratches the surface of what Polleverywhere has to offer. Check it out today.

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