How does this all work?

How will this work? What will the audience actually see?
There are many ways to present questions to the audience. One option is to have questions imbedded within a talk. As those questions come up, a switch is made to the ARS laptop where we have duplicated your backgrounds, color schemes and fonts.

At this point our recommendation is that the question be read along with the corresponding response choices (up to 10 choices). Reading the question speeds things along as an audience tends to wait to be told when they can enter their response. As soon as the first responses have come in a countdown clock appears on the screen. When the clock reaches zero results are immediately displayed.

How much time will this take from my talk?
Average time to ask a question, gather responses and review results is between 20 & 30 seconds. It will only take longer if you choose to extend your comments or open up discussion.

How do I make sure my questions will be asked? Who should I give them to?
All questions need to be delivered to the audience response technician. You are welcome to make screen copies of the questions directly from your presentation and forward them in a Power Point file or if you have them typed up in a separate Word document that also works. Either can be sent by simply replying to the email on which this document was attached. You will receive confirmation that the questions were received and downloaded.

You are also welcome to handwrite questions and give them directly to the ARS technician at the event itself. Please allow ample time for programming prior to your presentation.

Once programmed do I have to ask my questions? What if I want to ask something different?
Once the questions are programmed they can be asked in any order or not at all. Should you decide to skip your first question and go directly to a second you need only make that known to the technician.

Impromptu questions are easily asked. If a question presents itself and you'd like the audience to answer it,you need only call for it. Blank question slides are programmed and ready to present. It takes only a few seconds more than a pre-programmed question.

When should I ask questions?
Questions may be asked prior to your talk; find out what the audience knows / thinks / does. During your talk to introduce a new idea and/or following your talk to see if they were listening, have they accepted a new idea or if opinions have changed.

What types of questions should I ask?
Your questions may be presented with a selection of multiple choice responses (up to 10) or may be a statement to which the audience can respond to on a scale i.e., Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree or Strongly disagree. True/False, or Yes/No.

  • Multiple choice
  • Multi answer
  • Correct answers
  • Prioritization
  • Impromptu
  • Rate and rank
  • Data comparisons

When developing questions, the following recommendations are offered

  • Relate questions to major learning objectives
  • Use questions when knowledge is critical to proceeding with new content
  • Provide immediate feedback to learners so they learn what they don't know
  • Insert at random times to keep attention of learners
  • Please let us know if we can be of any additional assistance as you determine when and where to
  • implement this valuable educational tool.

Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about our Audience Response services.