A mentometer is a powerful tool to interact and communicate between host and participants, allowing the participants to vote and visualize their input in real-time via graphs, numbers, and illustrations. Historically, a mentometer was a physical device, but today there are powerful mentometer functions built into many digital solutions directly, such as in Univid.
So we understand that the mentometer is a good opportunity to engage our event participants and get them fired up, but how do we really succeed with the mentometer format? Here are some tips to keep in mind as an event host, to really get the interaction started:
Three good reasons to use a mentometer feature during your next digital meeting, webinar or event:
With a mentometer you can create presentations where you really engage and activate your audience. Up to 63% feel more motivated by a lecture that includes a mentometer and 87% experience it as more engaging. By letting the participants take a stand, answer what they have learned and contribute feedback via the mentometer, you can make your presentation unique and entertaining!
By using a so-called response system, research has been able to show that participants remember more than 40% more of the content, 30 days after the event. How cool !? The participants thus remember your lecture or event better, and you as a host can also use the results from the mentometer to adapt your content to the next time, or even continuously during the event!
You can thus analyze your meeting, event or lecture by collecting honest and direct feedback via various mentometer solutions. Using a mentometer also helps everyone to be involved and influence - which is not only exciting as a participant, but it also raises the quality of the content when you can better understand the audience's prior knowledge, thoughts and opinions! You can really reinforce the message of the presentation by picking up relevant questions and direct feedback from the audience. For example, through a word cloud or poll with multiple-choice options and bar charts.
Everyone loves direct feedback and being able to be involved and influence. The whole point of digital broadcasting and the live format is that everyone, unlike the traditional linear TV we watch from the TV couch, can suddenly be involved and have their saying, influence the content and give feedback.
Word cloud is a popular type of just such an interactive feature that is also visualized in real time back to the participants. Word cloud is a mentometer feature where participants can respond with their own words that gather and grow into a beautiful cloud of words, which can then be displayed in real-time on top of the screen or in the live broadcast.
Most events in the future will have a digital layer with a virtual audience tuning in. This digital-first way of thinking means third-party solutions for polling your audience like Mentimeter is just additional software to keep track of. Instead, we at Univid offer these type of voting, data collection, and mentometer functionalities directly in the event platform - meaning you can have your live stream at the same place where you have all the interaction with your audience - a huge value for a lot of our customers.
As a presenter you have the option to create polls. It is easy and fast. You can do this ad-hoc during a digital event, meeting or webinar, and it just takes a few clicks and you can get a poll or quiz question up in a few seconds. You can also prepare these ahead of the event though, and it can be quite a valuable way of planning and structuring your event - with interactivity in mind already from the content creation and not just as an external layer.
So you have created your poll. Now you have the option to publish the poll and reveal the answers on the poll to the audience. When you publish a poll, the audience will get a popup with the poll to answer over the stream window. They will be able to answer the poll and can then find the poll afterward in the “Polls” tab to their right. Also, you have the option to reveal the answer of the poll for the audience - then the participants will be able to see what all the other participants (anonymously) have answered. You can choose to either reveal the answers from the start, before publishing, after you published your poll, or not at all - meaning just the presenters will be able to see the answers. Then you can choose to talk about the answers in the stream instead.
You can create multiple-choice polls, where you input a number of alternatives for the audience to answer. The polls can be configured to allow the user to only choose one alternative or multiple ones. You can also set each alternative of the poll to be correct, neutral, or incorrect; this means you can use the polls as a quiz type of functionality as well. For the multiple-choice polls you will get statistics in form of a pie chart displaying the distribution of answers - which you also can reveal to the audience of course.
These polls can be used as a powerful way of taking the temperature of the audience, gathering feedback without forcing some alternatives, but rather letting the participants elaborate freely in free text. The results of these polls can either be displayed as a word cloud or a simple wall of answers - both are quite a powerful and visual way of gathering user data.
Smooth real-time voting in a Mentometer fashion, with beautiful statistics is displayed for the audience in form of word clouds, pie charts, and graphs. All the results are also expandable into a new window in your browser so you can easily include them in your stream as well or show them to the moderators in a studio or hybrid setting. Polling should be smooth, beautiful, and easy!
Looking for the most beautiful, interactive and easy-to-use solution for your next event, webinar or digital meeting? Let us show you Univid! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a demo.