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Virtual Icebreakers: Bring your team meetings to life
Remote and hybrid meetings are here to stay, but let's face it: a video call can't compete with spontaneous water cooler conversations or coffee break chats that we enjoyed face-to-face. Yet, these social interactions are more important than ever to retain team cohesion, battle loneliness, and keep the team spirit high.We hosted a webinar Virtual Icebreakers: Bring your team meetings to life, full of tips on how to make remote team meetings more engaging and how to create ways that will help your team naturally bond.Here are our top ones on how to use ice-breakers to: 1. Know your colleagues betterGuess whose desk: Collect pictures from your colleagues of their desks at home and add them into Slido multiple choice polls with a question: “Can you guess whose desk this is?” and give several options.2. Spark fun & creativityHome treasure hunt: Give your teammates a little task such as: “You have 25 seconds to fetch something yellow,” or “Get the newest thing in your apartment, then br
Two language event and use of Q&A or other Slido tools
Hi everyone,we are going to have an international online event (via Zoom) for participants speaking two different languages (German and Czech). It is going to be translated simultaneously and we are thinking about using Slido for Q&A session, however I have no idea, how to handle it in two languages. Is there e.g. a possibility for the moderator/translator to comment&translate an incoming question so that people speaking the other language can vote for it?What other Slido-tools do you think we could use in this two language online format? Quiz, ranking, multiple choice? Word cloud probably not because of the two languages…?Thanks for your ideas and help!
🤗 Discussion of the month: How to run more inclusive meetings?
Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great week 😊 We’ve recently published an article where we’ve collected our best practices on Running More Inclusive Meetings - meetings where each employee has a voice and feels empowered to actively contribute.It features 15 essential tactics divided into 3 categories - pre, during and post meeting. But! We’d also love to hear from you - our community! 🤗 What practices have you implemented to make sure your meetings are more inclusive and everyone gets to be heard? Let us know 👇
👩💻 Discussion of the month: Asynchronous communication
Hey Community, As we near the end of February, it’s time for our favorite activity - discussion of the month 🎉 Moving into 2022, the world is becoming more hybrid and remote-friendly, much to the joy of those of us who love working in sweatpants. But how can we communicate effectively without a physical shared space? 👉 The answer could be asynchronous communication and that is our topic of the month. Asynchronous communication happens when you exchange information at different times. Head over to our blog to read about the benefits of asynchronous communication and for 7 tips on embracing it. Some ways you can kick-start your asynchronous communication is by collecting input from your coworkers over long periods of time. 📌 This can include running asynchronous feedback rounds on your projects. Check out our tutorial for running and sharing surveys. 📌 You can also try collecting questions from your team before meetings. Did you know participants can submit questions to the Q&
Is there a way to open the slido app when you scan the QR code?
Hello dear community,I thought about something that, in my opinion, would be really helpful. Maybe it’s possible but I didn’t find a way to do so.I would like to scan the QR code and then, the SLIDO app will open automatically (if it’s installed) and that you don’t need to enter the access code anymore (because you already scanned the QR code of your desired event = therefore another authentication isn’t needed).Is there such a setting?Thank you in advance. Best regardsLori
💡 Discussion of the month: What is your favorite poll question?
Hi everyone, We’re on the lookout for new poll templates to add to our poll gallery and we need your help to crowdsource them and choose the best! In the comments below - share your favourite polls that you use at your team meetings, brainstormings, all-hands and beyond. Oh, and don’t forget to like the others’ comments - polls with most likes will be added to Slido as poll templates later this summer!
By popular demand: Using ideas to brainstorm
Hey Slido Community!Over the past month we’ve received a few questions that asked:Turns out, we have a great solution for this - Ideas!📌 Our Ideas feature lets you collect open text responses which participants can then reply to, upvote or downvote.Watch our video below to find out how you can use our ideas feature to brainstorm, choose the best participant submission and rank participants’ open text submissions. Here’s our written tutorial for setting this up: Still unsure about using Ideas? Have you ever used Ideas? Let us know below👇Thank you to @PaulB, @DavidM and @Claire_P for inspiring this discussion of the month!
Ideal timing for a poll during a presentation
Howdy. I’m using Slido and loving it. The audience seems to like it too. Tomorrow I’m doing a 90 minute presentation, and I’m using polls/surveys to break up my talking. This serves two purposes: 1. Gives a chance for people to engage; 2. Gives me a second to take a sip of water and mentally get ready for the next section. I’m wondering, in all the experience of members here, what have you found to be the _ideal_ time to give people a chance to answer the poll. I dont think (but am easily corrected) that really the number of people in the session–be it 4 or 56–has much to do with the timing; everyone can read and answer at roughly the same time.So what is the ideal time to allow as many people to answer the poll as we can get while also keeping the momentum of the talk going? I ask because it seems, using Google Slides, the poll on the screen is the only active one, and you can only have one at a time (unless in a survey), so if you move onto the next slide, people lose their chance t
🙋 Discussion of the month: driving productive discussions
Hey Community, Another month has passed which can only mean that it’s time for a new discussion of the month 🤗 Close your eyes and try to remember the last time you had a productive team discussion. It’s not easy, right? Yet productive discussions are key to great meetings. That is why we’re focusing on driving productive discussions, this month. Here are some quick tips: 📌 Get people talking from the beginning by running an icebreaker word cloud. Ask about a hot topic in the company. You can always moderate the responses. 📌 Before jumping into the discussion, ask people to write down their opinions in an open text poll. If you don’t want participants to influence each other, hide the poll results. 📌 To move the discussion forward, run a quick ranking poll and ask participants which options they would like to focus on. To understand how we calculate scores in ranking polls, check out our quick explainer. Head over to our blog to read more about using polls to drive productive disc
🎓 Masterclass: The Art of Meeting Facilitation
Did you know that 54% of remote workers think their meetings need to be facilitated better? (2021 Trend Report) Hosting meetings can be a challenging task and most people never received any formal education on how to do it. We hosted a masterclass The Art of Meeting Facilitation and shared our favorite tactics and tips which lead to predictably better meetings. Here are the top ones: Before the meeting, prepare with intention Define the purpose of the meeting Plan for engagement During the meeting, engage the participants with purpose Ask their opinions & talk about the results Create transparency with a vote Check regularly for understanding & questions After the meeting, … Gather feedback and use it for improving the content & facilitation Share next steps & create accountability 💡 What are your tips for facilitating engaging meetings? 👇
Hello Slido Community,I am trying to import poll data from a source outside of the slido app interface, such a google sheets or a google form.Other software platforms offer a Zapier integrations, but Slido doesnt.Any suggestions for a workaround, how to import data into a Slido Wordcloud without using the native Slido app interface?Thank you!Peter
🎉 Discussion of the month: How to run engaging end-of-year meetings?
Hi everyone,November is almost over, so it’s time to introduce a new discussion of the month! Thank you so much for your contribution last month - loved reading all your favorite All-hands meeting moments. If you’d still like to share your best tips for running All-hands meetings, feel free to add them to this discussion! Can’t believe that 2021 is almost over and it’s the time of the year for celebrating the wins and looking back at what the year has brought us! This month’s topic is all about running engaging End-of-year meetings We’ve published a great article with 7 great tips on how to make these meetings feel more special. May it be looking back at the business numbers or less serious Holiday parties - we’ve got you covered! If you’re looking for more engagement at your business meetings, we’d recommend trying to review your key metrics through a quiz, collecting your teams’ highlights with an open poll and celebrating your teams through a silent hero Word cloud poll. Slido is
💁♀️ Focus of the month: Meeting facilitation
Hey Community,How do you deal with silence when you’re facilitating meetings? Do you talk over it, ask others to speak, or just pray for it to be over? 👀We’ve found that people often ask us to add music to polls because of this exact reason. It’s totally understandable - facilitating meetings is daunting enough on its own, let alone if you are running a hybrid meeting where silence is common. 📌 But fear not, Slido community! Using our recently released typing indicator, participant names in open text polls and open text topics, you can tackle silence head-on and become an even better facilitator. To find out how to set up and use these features, take a look at our quick tutorial: 📚 For more tips on facilitation and to find out why we will not be adding music to polls, head over to our blog. How do you feel about facilitating meetings? Have you used any of these features yet? Let us know your thoughts below! 🤗
Open Text questions scroll too quickly
Dear community, dear slido team, for my virtual event I wanted to create a open-text-poll. My problem is, that there are <100 participants and when they answer, the presentation mode will go crazy, because it will always scroll as soon as a new answer arrives. Is there a possibility to “lock” the automatic scrolling and to scroll by yourself to see the new answers?PS: Sorry I am no native speaker, I hope you get my problem. Cheers,David
👏 Customer Story: Creating a Live Dialogue with Employees at All‑hands Meetings by Suntory
Some time ago, we talked to Norito Yonezawa, Corporate Strategy Planner at Suntory Beverage & Food Limited, a global leader in producing soft drinks and food products based in Japan and one of our most engaged customers. ✨ We’d like to highlight Suntory’s story of how Slido helped them transform their company culture and gave voice to their more silent employees. Like any multinational corporation, it’s vital for Suntory to keep its teams aligned. To connect its 24,000 employees with the executive team, it runs quarterly townhall meetings.Traditionally, in Japanese business culture, people tend to avoid asking questions or participating actively in meetings. Suntory wanted to change that. Its goal was to create a safe space for its employees to open up and start a live discussion during their townhalls. “With Slido, we can see more honest questions that the executives answer from the top of their heads. Hearing what people really think makes the conversation feel more authentic.
💡 7 Tips for using Pexels in Slido
If you want to boost engagement and make your meetings more interactive and fun, polls are priceless. Slido has teamed with Pexels - the source of free images, to bring creativity and stunning visuals to your live polls.You can now choose from hundreds of thousands freely-usable pictures and add any image to your poll What is Pexels?Pexels provides high quality and completely free photos licensed under the Pexels license. Thousands of royalty-free images are included in this collection by photographers and artists from all over the world. Here are 7 examples of how you can use Pexels images in Slido 1. Icebreaker: How are you feeling today?If you’re running a meeting with a larger number of attendees (10+), asking ‘How are you folks?’ at the start might result in two or three people muttering “fine, thanks” and that’s it.There’s a better and more interactive way. Run a word cloud, asking your participants: “Using an emoji, how are you feeling today?” You can attach this or this Pexels
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