14 surprisingly effective interactions
- and 3 small warnings!
When selecting and discussing the "right" interactions, it helps to know what works.
And what doesn't (you'll find that at the bottom of this page!).
IMPORTANT: All interactions can be done by the facilitator alone, you don't have to get a speaker "on board" (although this is usually welcome) and are still highly interactive.
1. For the event kick-off (or even beforehand)
Expectation enquiry (with a trick)
2. For speaker introductions (Brainopener)
An often underestimated technique in event interaction is asking questions BEFORE a content input (presentation, interview, etc.). However this is probably one of the most effective and exciting uses of interaction ever. Here are some ideas:
Self-assessment ("hand on heart", anonymous!)
The "tailored" presentation
3. During/after presentations / Actions
Q&A / Questions from the audience
Competitions and awards
Opinion questions (Careful)
Workshops / Sessions
Blue Ocean Strategy
5. ATTENTION: enjoy with caution!
"Votings instead of WordClouds"
And how exactly does that work? And what is good for your event?
Try it out for yourself with VOXR
or ask for advice.
That's what VOXR customers say:
The cloud displays are particularly well received
The cloud displays, in which multiple answers are represented by a larger font size, are particularly well received. The software is easy to trade and the VOXR team offers fast support if you have any questions. We will certainly continue to use VOXR at one or two events in the future.
500 questions collected in one minute
We used VOXR live in a global change process with 750 participants, of whom about 500 also entered questions. VOXR immediately clustered the topics live so that we could ask our experts directly about the most frequently requested topics. The anonymity of VOXR has also shown the frequency of questions that are really important, which actually has promoted the process. The simplicity of VOXR convinced us and has already led to inquiries from external and internal partners in our company. In any case, we will continue to work with it.
Recommended for Breakouts and to counter Company politics.
We have used VOXR repeatedly for our quarterly top level management meeting, and love the speed by which it makes everyone's thoughts visible in a simple yet comprehensive way. We use VOXR for quick plenum opinion polls and brainstorming departmental topics and goals. We find that VOXR's anonymous approach makes it easy for people to open up and contribute to the process. Our department leaders value the ease of use as well as the interactive and involving nature of the tool, which often gives them concrete insights and ideas to build upon. We happily recommend it to anyone, who would like to involve their audiences, in a simple and effective manner.
... so it was obviously a big success!
I asked myself beforehand whether VOXR was really that simple. But the VOXR team was able to clear up all my worries step by step, and after the test run my insecurity was completely removed. Today I know: VOXR is not only simple, but the operation in the event is even fun. The audience was also enthusiastic: VOXR has shaken people awake, attracted attention and the audience simply felt serious and noticed. Suddenly the event was more lively. In addition, there was also a new valuable topic of conversation that we would not have had without VOXR. In the end, enthusiastic colleagues of ours wanted to know how to get the tool, so it was obviously a great success!
Out of 100 participants 60 questions!
To be honest, we weren't sure if our participants would accept VOXR - but the event convinced us as well as the audience completely. In the question and answer session alone, we received 60 questions from 100 participants this time, which was great, where otherwise many questions rarely come. The co-moderation function, i.e. selecting individual questions, is extremely helpful and just as easy as the entire use of VOXR.