Sunday, January 29, 2017

Three Options for Adding Q&A to Your Slide Presentations

Building questions into your slides is a great way to get your audience to think about your message and to interact with your message. You can do this by putting a question on your slide and then directing people to a TodaysMeet room or another similar chat service. The problem with that method is that you then have to exit the slides to show a browser window when you want your audience to see the questions and answers on the screen in front of them. That's when using a presentation tool that lets you show questions and answers without using a separate program is convenient for you and your audience. The following three tools will let your audience interact with your slides.

A Q&A feature was added to Google Slides in May of last year. The Q&A feature lets your audience submit questions to you. They can all of the questions submitted and vote for the ones they want you to answer. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how this feature works.

Mentimeter lets you add questions to your slides. You can create slides in Mentimeter or import slides from your desktop. You can create poll questions that your audience responds to in a multiple choice format or they can respond by using emojis. Like a lot of audience polling tools, your audience responds to your questions by going to a specific URL then entering a code to access your questions.

Microsoft Office users can take advantage of the OfficeMix plug-in for PowerPoint to add quizzes and polls into their slides. Watch the tutorial below to learn how to use the features of OfficeMix.