Live polling and audience Q&A via an app is now commonplace for internal meetings, classes and conferences. Way before smartphones, a combination of ‘clicker’ devices and custom software was the only way to enable audience voting. Now things are MUCH simpler, and cheaper. Audiences respond with the device in their pocket (otherwise known as ‘BYOD’) and meeting organisers can manage polling and Q&A with the software already on their laptops i.e. a web browser or PowerPoint.
More than half of Vevox’s clients choose to run their live voting through PowerPoint so it’s something we have lent significant attention to over the years. As the reviews show the Vevox PowerPoint Polling add in is now considered a best in class product and commonly cited as the primary reason for customers choosing Vevox.
So… there’s a few providers out there offering a PowerPoint Polling solution, ‘what makes yours so special?’ I hear you ask!
The following four points explain what sets Vevox’s PowerPoint polling integration apart, however the most important piece of advice we can give is simply to ‘try before you buy’. The approaches, and therefore user experiences of PowerPoint polling software vary hugely. You will be relying on this software, potentially under pressure so cannot afford to put your trust in a solution that you are not comfortable with.
Our vision was to create a product that was part of PowerPoint and therefore straightforward enough for anyone with a basic understanding of PowerPoint to be running Polls within minutes. We’ve achieved this by:
Offering the PowerPoint add-in free to install and use. No complications or license required.
The above might sound obvious or basic but some PowerPoint polling software is hard work before you’ve even started. This is why trying them is essential, the marketing messages can be very different from the actual user experience.
We continue to work very closely with our customers to provide a feature set that delivers on their needs. It includes:
Being well established and truly integrated within PowerPoint means other convenient features and support are possible:
The polling software you choose is important of course but only part of the solution. You’re also choosing a business to work with.
Meeting and classes are generally scheduled events, i.e. the deadline is not flexible! Therefore, in the event you have a request, question or run into difficulties it’s essential that two key support functions are available (and effective):
A comprehensive and easy to use support site. The Vevox knowledge base is easily navigable and packed with the written information and help guides you would expect. What Vevox have also invested heavily in and get great feedback for are our video resources, also available on our YouTube channel.
The ability to speak to a REAL person, who knows what they are talking about. Yes, a regularly updated support site should answer most queries but there maybe times you just want to speak to someone. Perhaps a meeting or class is looming, you’d like to explore an idea, or would just like to discuss the subscription options.
The Vevox Customer Success team’s mission is to ensure our customers achieve their desired outcomes, every time. Contact us via phone, email or live chat with ANY question and we’d be delighted to help.
In conclusion… we, but more importantly our clients, believe that there is no better PowerPoint polling solution on the market today. The best way for us to stand by this claim and for you find the solution that suits your requirements is simply to recommend you try Vevox AND any other PowerPoint polling solutions you are considering before you buy.
Good luck and we hope to be working with you soon.
More PowerPoint polling tips and tricks…
Blog: 5 tricks to become a PowerPoint polling pro
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VIDEO: Ten tips that will make you a PowerPoint Guru!
Peter Eyre Managing Director for Vevox, the live polling and Q&A app that’s transforming learning and meetings worldwide. Formerly MD for engagement tech specialists Lumi, in Australia then the UK. Passionate about tech, SaaS, marketing, leadership, travel, surfing, and raising three amazing daughters…
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