10 standout quotes on life as a woman in tech sales

“I’ve been in tech sales for over a decade now,” recalls Annelies Husmann, head of sales at Mode, “and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been the only woman in the room, or had no women ahead of me to learn from.” Such isolation is difficult to avoid in an industry that’s only… continue reading »

Our most colorful activity just got a new coat of paint

Word cloud is an audience favorite among Poll Everywhere activities. Seeing words pop, fade, and fly across the screen draws so many “oohs” and “aahs” from the audience it’s like having a little fireworks display right on stage. Together, these words tell a story. Two new upgrades help deliver that story faster than before. You… continue reading »

How to get better corporate training results with gamification

How far will people go to avoid boredom? According to University of Virginia researcher Timothy Wilson and his colleagues, far enough that many of us are willing to shock ourselves out of boredom — literally. Rather than be alone with their thoughts for 6 to 15 minutes, many of Wilson’s subjects chose to give themselves… continue reading »

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How to ask bias-free questions (and still get great responses)

Poll Everywhere welcomes Kat Boogaard as the guest author of this post. Asking questions should be simple, right? If you’ve tried posing an inquiry that’s concise, direct, and totally free of bias, then you know how complex simple questions can be. It can take more than stringing together some words and slapping a question mark… continue reading »

Breaking down a successful student presentation

Poll Everywhere welcomes Dr. John Rich from Delaware State University as the guest author of this post.   Every few semesters, when I am planning my courses, I make some changes. If I do the same thing, teach the same way, and give out the same assessments, I get bored. In my lifetime, I’ve noticed… continue reading »

How one teacher prepares her students for difficult conversations

Disagreement may be habit-forming. Believing your opinion is right, or that your cause is righteous, is reassuring. It adds certainty to an uncertain time. Like all good things, however, it can become destructive when taken to extremes. Feeling overly right, righteous, certain, or safe (read: willfully ignorant) blinds you to the nuance and ambiguity that… continue reading »