Four Ways to use Forms Polls to Make Meetings More Engaging
Four Ways to use Forms Polls to Make Meetings More Engaging
Joel Rollins

Four Ways to use Forms Polls to Make Meetings More Engaging

Here are 4 tips on using Microsoft Forms polls to make virtual meetings more engaging and effective for your participants.

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GOAL: Engage your audience early.
TASK: Poll attendees at the beginning of your meeting to reduce psychological distance and set expectations.
Ask multiple choice icebreaker questions such as “How are you feeling today?” or “What part of the company are you from?”

 
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GOAL: Help your audience reset and re-focus.
TASK: Poll attendees during your meeting to recapture wandering attention.
 
To help attendees regain their focus, you can use polls to:
 
  1. Ask a fun question, allowing them to reset.
  2. Check the status of your learners (“Regarding the material we just covered, how do you feel about your current level of understanding?”)
 
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GOAL: Evaluate audience understanding of meeting content and encourage engagement.
TASK: Poll attendees during the meeting for a quick knowledge check.

During this meeting, keep in the mind the value of instant feedback. Because immediate evaluation can enhance one’s state of concentration, you can launch a quick knowledge-check poll based on information you just presented to encourage attendees to stay engaged

 

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GOAL: Provide your audience with a sense of belonging and encourage future engagement

TASK: At the end of your meeting, poll attendees by asking for honest feedback.

 
By asking attendees for their opinion at the end of the meeting, we signal how we want to include their perspectives. This sense of belonging can encourage their contribution and engagement in the future.
For example, you can use Multiple Choice Polls to ask questions like, “On a scale of 1-5, how useful did you find the information presented?” or “On a scale of 1-5, how satisfied are you with the quality of the instructor?” You can also use Word Cloud polls to ask something like “What questions do you still have that were not addressed?” to allow them the opportunity to share their thoughts directly.
 
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