Engage your Audience Before Your Presentation Begins

Last week I had an opportunity to accompany my daughter on a field trip to listen to a National Geographic photographer speak about the rainforest.

As we settled into our seats, I could hear students all over the auditorium shouting seemingly random letters.

At first it was: “A! A! A!”

And then “C! No, B! It’s B! B! B!”

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Students jumped out of their seats shouting answers as trivia questions flashed across the screen in the auditorium.

Then I looked at the huge screen hovering above the stage and realized they were shouting out answers to trivia questions. There was a buzz in the air even before the speaker took the stage. I loved it. And I immediately began thinking of ways that trainers and presenters could imitate this idea.  Continue reading

Product Review: Kahoot! (An online trivia game platform)

A few weeks ago I wrote about how excited I was to stumble upon and then be able to use Kahoot! in a live training environment.

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On January 30, I facilitated a session with surgeons, high powered businessmen and healthcare professionals in the room. Overall, it was a very fun tool to use. Following is a more detailed review of what I liked about it as well as things you’ll want to keep in mind if you want to use Kahoot! to play a trivia game in a live classroom session.  Continue reading