Categories: Team Collaboration

Why Poll Everywhere for Webex

You’ve sent the slide deck, and you’ve sent the meeting invite. Your Webex meeting is starting soon and you’re ready to go, right? Wrong, queue the Poll everywhere feature in Webex Apps.

The reality is, that the increase in remote work during the pandemic has changed our relationship with meetings in a major way. Many have posited that the pandemic has affected our ability to concentrate. Beyond that, employees across industries have grown accustomed to asynchronous remote work. They want to focus on delivering and reaching their goals, not spending time in unproductive meetings.

In fact, one article from Zippia highlights that most employees multitask during meetings, and many believe the majority of their meetings are unproductive. Virtual meetings are a critical component of getting work done and engaging with each other when we can’t be in person. That said, for the time they take, it’s crucial that we use tools to optimize every meeting.

What is “Poll Everywhere”?

Poll Everywhere, an interactive live polling software, ensures each of your meeting participants are engaged and present. The Poll Everywhere embedded app integrates with Webex to facilitate open conversations and closer connections right inside your Webex meetings.

In a world of virtual meetings and rapidly changing workplace culture expectations, Poll Everywhere gives hybrid and virtual teams a way to keep everyone on the same page and drive inclusivity. A variety of activities are available and uniquely designed to give participants easy and equal opportunities to be active contributors and make their voices heard.

A Poll Everywhere Activity is a single prompt that you pose to your audience, then collect their responses live in the Webex meeting. Whether it’s a “how are you doing today?” ice breaker or an open-ended brainstorm to get creative conversations flowing, simply collect responses from the audience live on the meeting screen.

Not only can Poll Everywhere help your audience stay engaged, but it can also give you valuable feedback. After your meeting is finished, you can export the activity responses and use the reporting feature to download and analyze data in a variety of report types.


Getting Started with Poll Everywhere.

Use Poll Everywhere in your next Webex meeting. Here are a few ways to get started:

  1. Start the meeting with an icebreaker: At the beginning of the meeting, use a Word Cloud activity to get everyone comfortable with using the Poll Everywhere integration.
  2. Use activities as a break for participants: Insert activities throughout the meeting to provide breaks for your audience.
  3. Generate a report after the meeting: Use the feedback you collect from activities to generate a report for after the meeting. Reports give valuable insights into what was discussed at the meeting and provide data to refer back to.

Now when you’re preparing for your Webex Meetings, rest easy knowing that the interactive Poll Everywhere experience you provide will bring value, inclusivity, and productivity to your meetings.

To get started, find the Poll Everywhere embedded app in the Webex App Hub. For more information about Poll Everywhere, feel free to visit our Support Center for guides and walkthroughs.

Published by
Jessica Knieff

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