Creating a private space for a public conversation

Poll Everywhere welcomes our own recruiter Jessica Lam as the guest author of this post.   I recently volunteered for the College Career and Pathway program (CCP) at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). During my first presentation, not a single question was asked. I found it hard to believe that an entire class… continue reading »

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16 beautiful picture poll ideas you can use today

Whether your picture poll is about the images or uses them as response options, Poll Everywhere has you covered. I created each picture poll below with a free Poll Everywhere account. Poll Everywhere lets you ask interactive questions in PowerPoint or directly from the web. The audience responds on their devices and the results update… continue reading »

Choose the perfect colors for your venue with light and dark themes

Nearly every aspect of a Poll Everywhere activity can be recolored to match your presentation’s unique style. The text, response chart, even the audience response screen – all can be adjusted to colors you choose. Now, you can also use visualization themes to stylize activities with a single click. Together, these themes let you quickly… continue reading »

How to run an inclusive retrospective meeting

Poll Everywhere is a retrospective-driven company. That company prides itself on a flat, data-driven team structure. We rarely operate on top-down decision making. Because of this, it’s vital that we run well-oiled retros that expose small issues before they mutate into large ones. That means making everyone feel comfortable expressing themselves honestly in front of… continue reading »

From classroom to boardroom: a high school teacher’s presentation tips

“In 1930 the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the… Anyone? Anyone? …The Great Depression, passed the… Anyone? …the tariff bill. The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act, which…” This clip from the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a masterclass in failing to connect with the audience. And yet, it’s… continue reading »