Magazine article Black Enterprise

Let's Hear from the Audience: Group Response Systems Allow Real-Time Interaction with Your Presentations

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Let's Hear from the Audience: Group Response Systems Allow Real-Time Interaction with Your Presentations

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When a client asked event design and production company LIVE! TechnOlogies Inc. to create a team-based music trivia game for its sales meeting it was clear the event called for a response system that was more sophisticated than "raise your hand when you have the answer." That's when the Columbus Ohio company began exploring audience response technology which uses interactive wireless keypads to provide real-time feedback in meetings and classrooms.

LIVE! Technologies created the game using Qwizdom (www.qwizdom.com) audience response software. Interactive questions were projected onto a screen from a laptop. Teams then used remote control devices employing radio frequency (RF) technology to send their answers to the computer, which was equipped with a small receiver plugged into a USB port.

The first correct answer received for each question flashed on the screen. And since each team was named after a rock band, which LIVE! Technologies Graphics Coordinator Jerman Abney had programmed into the corresponding response devices, a photo of the band flashed on the screen when a team answered correctly. "It was nuts in there," Abney recalls. "People were very engaged and having a great time."

Interactive audience response systems are transforming business gatherings coast-to-coast. Drab conference workshops have become highly-customized interactive sessions. Businesses can make more informed decisions by polling customers or employees for input and opinions. Trainers are using them in corporate classrooms to help participants learn and retain more through increased participation. …

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