Steps to Improve Audience Engagement in a Web Conference

September 10, 2010

Why is it sometimes so difficult to get participants engaged in a web conference?  Well, one obvious reason is that it’s a different environment for participants.  Just as facilitators need to get used to facilitating in a live virtual environment, so do participants.  We’ve all grown up learning in a traditional classroom environment where the […]

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Virtual Classroom Polling: More Than Just Q and A

June 19, 2009

On the surface, polling is way for a web conferencing facilitator to ask questions of the audience and gather responses. Often you may choose to open a web conference with opening or introductory polls. Responses to polls about tenure at an organization or native language provide the facilitator with essential information about the background of […]

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What Do Web Conferencing and the Presidential Election Have in Common?

October 29, 2008

Polling! Presidential election season is in full swing right now in the United States and that means the media reports on a myriad of poll results daily. If you look closely at the poll questions they are generally clear and unbiased, although every now and then a biased question surfaces. Polling is one of my […]

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