Zoom Presentation polls can be a very useful tool. They are great if you use them correctly – not so good if you use them incorrectly. Learn 10 tips on how to get them right in this article.
We have seen more bad ones than good ones! Take the following example from a recent virtual conference.
The first speaker ran a Zoom poll and got a 30% response rate.
The second speaker ran a Zoom poll and got a 90% response rate.
How can you ensure you get the same results as the second speaker?
Both speakers had the same idea and tried to engage their online audience but one succeeded and one did not.
Here are 10 Zoom Presentation tips to help you:
- Tell them a poll is about to be launched before you actually launch it – have them ready.
- Give them time to read the zoom presentation poll, think about it and respond – stop being too hasty.
- Tell them exactly what to do – click on their option and hit enter (seriously, some people only do the first one)
- Read the zoom presentation poll out loud
- Plan to keep talking and make it sound like you had planned to keep talking – getting the responses simply takes longer than you think
- Make the individual poll answers anonymous
- Tell them the answers are anonymous – so they stop fearing a mistake
- Say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has responded so far – this helps the others feel more comfortable about responding
- Tell them you are closing the poll in 10 seconds – this creates a focus for everyone
- Count out the final 5 seconds as 5,4,3,2,1 – this always squeezes out a few more responses
It is a great feeling for you and the audience when you maximise your poll response rate.
Make the ten Zoom presentation tips above an automatic part of how you do polls and you will see your percentages get a real boost.
For more Zoom presentation tips have a look at https://www.speakwithimpact.com/tip-for-a-virtual-presentation/