VIDEO GUIDE: Customizing Your Text to Screen Header Image

VIDEO GUIDE: Customizing Your Text to Screen Header Image

Mosio Q&A is great for event organizers who want simple text to screen software. It enables an interactive audience Q&A experience, letting attendees text their questions and have them show up on the screen for speakers or presenters to answer.

You may create your own graphic with the dimensions (1920 x 150) and customize the screen for your event, conference, or meeting.

We offer some default graphics you are welcome to use, located at:
http://www.mosio.com/mobileanswers/mosio-custom-text-to-screen-software-header-templates/

For more information, pricing, and to sign up for a free trial: https://www.mosio.com/qnaplans

VIDEO GUIDE: Creating a Text Message Survey | SMS Surveys | Data Collection | Live Polls

VIDEO GUIDE: Creating a Text Message Survey | SMS Surveys | Data Collection | Live Polls

This video provides instructions showing how easy it is to set up an SMS text message survey on Mosio Q&A. The video also includes a simple guide on how to instruct your users to take a poll or SMS survey with their mobile phones. Set up a live poll, poll questions, surveys for data collection and learn more about your users in real-time.

Mosio Q&A is web-based, accessible via device connected to the internet. You set up the SMS survey inside of the Mosio Q&A dashboard and your users/audience use text messaging on their phones to initiate the survey.

Whether you want to deploy a texting questionnaire, a live voting system, or a way to have your users respond to questions via texting to collect data.

For more information and to sign up for a free trial, visit https://www.mosio.com/qnaplans

Setting up Text Message Alerts | Send a Text from Your Computer | SMS Notifications

VIDEO GUIDE: Setting up Text Message Alerts

This video shows how simple it is to instruct your users to opt-in for text message alerts. It also shows you how you can schedule SMS alerts in real time or the future to your audience who have opted in.

If you’re looking to send news text alerts or update your users about things happening in real-time, or keep in touch with them regularly over time, Mosio Q&A’s Alerts feature makes it easy.

The call to action for your users is simple: they text ALERTS to your texting number to opt into your service. At any point, if they reply STOP or QUIT, they’ll be opted out and will no longer receive messages.

Send a text to your users that is short and sweet, but informative. Text messages allow 160 characters, but Mosio Q&A enables you to send 320 characters (over 2 text messages) to your audience.

You can include links to additional information, hosted PDFs, etc to help them receive useful info on the go, directly to their mobile phones.

To sign up for a free trial, visit https://www.mosio.com/qnaplans

4 Simple Church Service Improvements Using Text Messaging

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4 Simple Church Service Improvements Using Text Messaging

A recent study concluded that roughly 98 percent of SMS messages are opened and read within about fifteen minutes of receipt. Given these eye-opening statistics, there’s no doubt that text messaging is the most direct way to communicate with almost everyone today. Throughout the country, many churches are recognizing the importance of text messaging to create a more interactive experience for their visitors and members. In fact, many churches use a two-way text messaging software known as Mosio Q&A, and they love it.

Here are Four Features of Mosio Churches Love

Text to Screen – text questions or comments and then project them onto a screen.

With our innovative text to screen feature, you can let your congregation do the talking. Throughout a service, bible study, or other church events, our system makes it easy to encourage audience participation when they use text messaging to send a comment or question. These comments and questions are then projected onto a large display screen. Not only will your congregation become more engaged, you will also obtain key feedback through a simple text to liven the event in real-time.

Surveys – collect data and information
Many churches would like to survey visitors and members to improve their community outreach plan. Did you know that Mosio offers a simple and powerful way for churches to collect this important data and information?

During the church event, our system enables you to display polls on different screens or monitors. Contrary to similar text messaging services, our platform allows you to include as many questions on the poll as you would like. That way you are able to gather as much information as possible from the attendees.

After a great church event has ended, you can use our system to determine how to improve future events by sending out a simple text message to the attendees.

Alerts – send out text message updates, information or newsletters
According to much research, text messaging alerts have a 99 percent open rate. When you have Mosio by your side, you can make sure that your newsletters never go unnoticed again with our great alerts feature. As more and more of your church members actually read your newsletter, you’ll notice a substantial increase in attendance for church events.

TextChat – interactive, two-way text messaging that can be received and responded to.

In today’s society, pastors and church leaders are busy, and often times, it’s difficult for them to return phone calls in a timely manner. By using Mosio’s interactive, two-way text messaging feature known as TextChat, church leaders will be able to receive and quickly respond to multiple questions and comments from various members.

As church members receive quick and fast responses to questions and concerns, they will be more than willing to continue using text messaging to communicate with the church. The ultimate result of TextChat is a church with improved engagement.

Due to the fact that this amazing feature allows you to communicate 10-15X more efficiently than phone calls, TextChat is also great for church hotlines and helplines.

See how text messaging can work better for your church. Sign up for a free, 14 day trial of Mosio Q&A.

When should you let your audience send text messages for Q&A Questions?

When should you let your audience send text messages for Q&A Questions?

According to many studies, most adults spend at least twenty three hours a week sending and receiving texts from their smartphone. Given these staggering statistics, wouldn’t it make sense to incorporate text messaging at events for questions and answering?

The many benefits of text-to-screen technology include: audience can use their own phones, every attendee will have the chance to ask his/her question during the event, questions can be posted anonymously, event organizers can download the questions, questions can be used to gather event feedback, and much more! For your next conference, meeting, or other important function, encourage your participants to send text messages for Q&A questions.

Types of Events Where Text Messaging Technology Is Appropriate 

Company Meetings 
Did you know that public speaking is the top fear of people in the United States? To encourage shy and reserved employees to stand up and ask questions during company meetings, consider using SMS technology. When employees participate in text-to-screen applications, not only does the communication improve between employees and corporate leaders, but the innovative technology will allow users to ask questions anonymously, openly, and honestly.

Conferences and Workshops
If you are having a conference, text-to-screen applications are a great way to send questions to keynote speakers. The podium speakers can then modify their presentations in real time to meet the interests of the audience. Just don’t forget to have your attendees send text messages for Q&A questions before or throughout the presentation.

Town Halls
Remember when a microphone would be passed around for question and answer sessions?
For town hall meetings or any other event where the input of a group of people is important, you need to replace this old method with an innovative text messaging system to encourage widespread involvement during panel discussions. Instead of an assistant running around the room with a microphone, incorporate text-to-screen technology into the panel discussion to ensure that the amount of questions received and answered is significantly increased.

Church 
The strategic use of a text messaging system during church sessions or youth group events can allow for increased gamification of activities. By using trivia questions or other fun games throughout church functions, attendees are more likely to learn and retain important information. These games are also a great way to increase participation among church members.

Orientation 
Most employees and new students will feel slightly nervous during orientation. Why not alleviate their fears during question and answer time with text messaging applications? The use of SMS technology during orientations will immediately remove the fear of public speaking that hinders most new employees and students. After the event, you can even improve your next orientation by reviewing the questions from the text messages.

Employee or Team Training 
An employee or team training can be greatly enhanced when text-to-screen technology is used. Even people who have been on a team for a while may feel nervous about asking questions when new information is presented. Since research has shown that communication between management and employees is always ranked low, try using SMS technology during team trainings to encourage employees to feel comfortable asking questions, which will ultimately increase workplace satisfaction.

Sign up for a free, 14 day trial of Mosio Q&A: http://www.mosio.com/qnaplans

How Does Mosio Q&A Compare to Turning Point Technologies?

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How Does Mosio Q&A Compare to Turning Point Technologies?

The most successful conferences, meetings, and events are not only engaging but also interactive. In order to improve learning experiences for everyone, many people are investing in interactive software such as Turning Point Technologies and Mosio Q&A. Although Turning Point is a very popular option, especially in academia, Mosio Q&A has proven to be a simpler and more cost-effective solution. Recently we had someone ask us the difference between the two.

In our opinion, obviously, Mosio Q&A is a better bet, but that doesn’t mean Turning Point doesn’t offer some effective solutions for better audience engagement. Here is a breakdown of the similarities between the two:

1. They both enable the audience to ask questions of the speaker and answer questions via survey.

2. To encourage more audience participation, both of the companies make sure that everyone has a voice.

3. Their interactive software features improved staff training and education.

4. The two companies offer simple audience data collection and the ability to gather immediate feedback.

5. Both of the software are designed to receive thousands of responses from participants.

6. Mosio and Turning Point offer a more engaging event, conference, and meeting.

Other than these similarities, these two solutions are pretty different. Mainly it comes down to Hardware (clickers provided by Turning Point) vs. Software (text messaging on every mobile phone with Mosio). Here’s a list of the differences…

Mosio Q&A Versus Turning Point

One of the primary benefits of using Mosio Q&A instead of Turning Point is that Mosio does not require a downloadable app. To use Mosio Q&A, all the participants need is a mobile phone with texting capabilities. In contrast, participants can only use Turning Point via mobile app, which just adds one more step to the user process, especially if they haven’t done so in advance of the event, conference, or meeting.

As far as usability for event staff is concerned, the interactive Mosio Q&A software is web-based. In addition, the system is extremely easy to set up for audience members. They use the text messaging feature on their mobile phones, texting the same way they do to friends and family.

As the demand for effective interactive software increases, customers are ultimately looking for ways to make their lives easier. Contrary to Turning Point, Mosio Q&A does not require additional hardware such as clickers to engage the audience. With Mosio Q&A, participants can ask questions of speakers and respond to survey questions using text messaging on their mobile phones. For an optimal learning experience, such questions can be posted before, during, or after the event.

To stay relevant in the market, both of the companies offer competitive prices. While this of course is good news, Mosio Q&A’s software, instantly usable, comes in significantly cheaper.

Mosio Q&A Offers a Great, Cost Effective Solution to Increase Audience Engagement

Whether the goal is to impart crucial knowledge or keep audiences engaged, both Turning Point Technologies and Mosio Q&A provide effective audience Q&A solutions for enhancing learning experiences. Both companies share many similarities in that regard.

Of course, don’t just take our word for it. You can sign up now for a free 14 day trial of Mosio Q&A in about 30 seconds. If you’d rather, you can view our pricing first, there’s a link to sign up for the trial from there as well.

Mosio Announces the Launch of Clinicoin, the Largest Cryptocurrency-based Health and Wellness Community in the World

SEATTLE — (Business Wire) — Mosio, Inc., the company providing two-way mobile messaging solutions for healthcare and clinical research, announces today the launch of Clinicoin, a “superapp” platform for healthcare. Clinicoin is the first blockchain platform focused on building a global health and wellness community. The platform gives users the necessary mobile tools to help them manage their lives and lead healthy lifestyles, and incentivizes these behaviors to make exercise and mindfulness activities fun.

Clinicoin rewards users with its in-app cryptocurrency, CLIN tokens, for engaging in healthy activities via an open source platform. Leveraged by a blockchain-based ecosystem, the platform is designed to connect people, developers and providers, worldwide, improving global health, wellness and research.

Clinicoin offers its users a variety of features including:

  • Rewards Engine — enables the distribution of Clinicoin (CLIN) tokens among community members. They can be used for completing healthy tasks, incentivizing adherence or participating in medical research.
  • Proof of Engagement (PoE) — the confirmation of healthy activities connected to the Clinicoin platform by two different types of Validators (health app developers and activity leaders). Similar to mining other cryptocurrencies, users earn CLIN tokens for participating in healthy activities and Validators earn tokens for confirming those behaviors.
  • Secure Messaging — uses end-to-end encryption, enabling users to interact securely with each other, organizations, researchers and digital tools, keeping them on track with their health and wellness goals in compliance with HIPAA privacy and security guidelines.
  • Health and Wellness Marketplace — where Clinicoin members spend their CLIN tokens for access to tools, content, products and services. The marketplace will be powered by Mosio and soon move to a decentralized model.
  • Educational tools — Users can access digital tools and explore resources and updates about fitness and nutrition to educate themselves with the latest information about staying healthy.

The two other Clinicoin community member types are Developers (programmers, software engineers) and Providers (healthcare organizations, researchers, practitioners). Developers can create, deploy and monetize their software applications connected to the Clinicoin platform. Providers benefit from an easy and secure way to interact with users and gather data through surveys. Leveraging ten years as a mobile messaging solutions provider, Mosio uses its platform to solve patient engagement problems for healthcare organizations, clinical researchers and software companies.

The Clinicoin token sale will open at 9am PST on February 21, 2018 (5pm GMT, Feb 21, 2018) and close at 6pm PDT on March 20, 2018 (1am GMT, March 21, 2018). Of the 3 billion CLIN tokens minted, 600 million will be reserved in the community rewards pool, rewarding users and validators for taking part in and confirming healthy activities. Everyone contributing in the token discount sale will have access to all early buying bonus discounts, with no pre-sales, whitelists or minimums. Once the hard cap is met, an additional 200 million CLIN tokens will be unlocked during the sale, with proceeds donated to global children’s health charities.

About Clinicoin
Clinicoin is a blockchain platform that pays users to be healthy while connecting them with the people who help keep them that way. Building the world’s largest cryptocurrency-based health and wellness community on the planet, the platform is designed to connect users, developers and providers, worldwide, improving global health, wellness and research.
https://clinicoin.io

Read the original press release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180205005490/en/

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The Clinicoin Token Sale starts on February 21, 2018. You can earn 500 free CLIN by registering early.

Join us on Telegram to ask questions and stay updated with announcements. We’re also on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so connect with the community!

Clinicoin featured in Business Insider

We’re thrilled to have been featured in Business Insider. Read the coverage below.


HEALTH CHAT APP LAUNCHES BLOCKCHAIN POWERED HEALTH PLATFORM: On Thursday, Mosio, a health messaging app that connects patients and doctors, launched Clinicoin, a blockchain-powered platform aimed at encouraging users to engage in healthy behavior. Users are rewarded with Clinicoin’s in-app cryptocurrency, called CLIN tokens, for completing healthy tasks, adhering to their medication regimen, or participating in clinical research. CLIN can then be used to make in-app purchases for things like active-wear, water bottles, and additional services, such as a chatbot that reminds users to take their medication.

“The blockchain offers a way for providers, practitioners, and researchers to confirm compliance and incentivize patients to be more involved in the healthcare process, improving engagement while reducing the costs associated with non-adherence.”

This gamification of consumer-driven healthcare could help to increase adherence to behaviors that positively affect patient health. More so, the use of blockchain technology — a digital ledger — could help improve transparency and drive collaborations within the healthcare industry. “The blockchain offers a way for providers, practitioners, and researchers to confirm compliance and incentivize patients to be more involved in the healthcare process, improving engagement while reducing the costs associated with non-adherence,” Mosio CEO Noel Chandler told Business Insider Intelligence. Read the original post here.


The Clinicoin Token Sale starts on February 21, 2018. You can earn 500 free CLIN by registering early.

Join us on Telegram to ask questions and stay updated with announcements. We’re also on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so connect with the community!

Clinicoin.IO is the official website of Clinicoin – DO NOT VISIT .org or any other domain

Hello,

There is a phishing site set up (DO NOT VISIT IT) at clinicoin . org (or any other domains) – It has been reported to Google and to the domain provider as a phishing site. Do not visit any other web domains with the Clinicoin name

The only official website of Clinicoin is https://clinicoin.io

If you’d like to report it to google as well as a phishing site, please do. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you,

The Clinicoin Team
https://clinicoin.io

Mobile Messaging News: Mobile Trends, Truth in Texting, Teen Customer Service Text Messaging

 

BRDSNBZ NORTH CAROLINA TEXT LINE FOR TEENS

Shift NC powers a wonderful “warm line” for teens and young adults via text messaging. From their website:

“The BrdsNBz North Carolina Text Line provides confidential, factually accurate answers to sexual health questions via text message. A young person simply texts a question, and a trained health educator responds within 24 hours.”

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OMG! Texting ups truthfulness, new study suggests

Study shows that people are more honest when they reply through text rather than answering a phone call. Researchers found that people who are less tensed tend to say the truth in texting because they are not in time-pressured situation which is most likely observed in phone interviews.

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How new technology is helping deliver sexual health services

Technology is seemingly becoming the new way of young generation in communicating with its peers. Mobile applications and other social networks allow teenagers to get results in a jiffy. As a result of this innovations, sex education can further be propagated to young people  conveniently by providing them advice and factual information.

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Text Messaging Helping to Keep People Healthy

Text Messaging proves to be an effective medium of delivering health service to a larger percentage of people. A good example is a successful vaccination program to those children whose parents earn a relatively small income.

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Texting Has Health Benefits (Take That Mom and Dad)

There are several advantages people can get through text messaging. A simple text of encouragement can help patients suffering from depression feel better about themselves. Texting provides information for pregnant women about better prenatal care. And also, it allows patients who were admitted for high level of alcohol to receive advice through text message on how to limit their drinking habit.

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Texting Dominates As Teens And Young Adults Make Fewer Phone Calls

Teens and Young Adults are now more into Texting than Calling. Study shows that the trend in younger generations nowadays is visiting social networking via their mobile and using more of their fingers in texting messages rather than just mere holding it for voice calls.

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Teen Stores Try Texts as Gr8 Nu Way to Reach Out

Texting has become the gateway of retailers in advertising their products to younger generation effectively. Marketing their items to young customers by mobile texting of pictures and video can increase their chances of getting known quickly.

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Tech trends: Mobile changes everything

Hotel establishments are in demand of mobile devices in increasing their guest attendance. Mobile technology can help promote innovations in amenities and services a hotel has to offer. It enables guest to engage in any applications the hotel provides in their own convenience.

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Reports: Mobile trends in travel technology

According to study, 58% of American consumers aging from 12- 64 have their own smartphone device which translate that they are becoming more mobile. This can pave way for travel technology to increase its sales and maybe sooner or later consumers will be booking travel via mobile as well.

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5 Text Messaging Tactics Restaurant Owners Can Use To Attract Customers

Restaurant found a new way in attracting customers through Text Messaging. The current way of enticing people to visit once restaurant is via text message marketing. There are 5 tips of doing it: text subscribers before meals to provide them options before dining, advertise specials online, surprise rewards to customers like free appetizers, instantly-redeemable coupons and lastly interact with subscribers to know their feedback about the food, service and ambience of the restaurant.

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Event Text Messaging | 6 Ways to Use SMS at Events, Conferences and Meetings

A few weeks ago I was at a conference in San Francisco, settling in for the keynote presentation, when the event host reminded everyone that there was a free Conference appÂť they could download with information and other links, and that a screen would be showing the conference Twitter feed all day. I looked at the people sitting to either side of me, and they were checking their text messages on their mobile phones, not their smartphones.

It reminded me that just 28% of all mobile phone users in the U.S. have smartphones and I wondered, again, why conference and event organizers focus on the new thing that reaches just 1 in 4 attendees, when they could create similar systems through event text messaging and reach virtually everyone.

Events, conferences and meetings are all about communication, and text messaging is a powerful way to improve that communication, expand participation, and talk to people with the technologies they are using. With that in mind, here are…

6 ways you can use text messaging for your next event, conference or meeting

1. Text Information Booth: Designate a line where event attendees can text for information about the agenda, expo booths, lodging, meals, or any other aspect of the event. Make sure that someone is responsible for responding promptly, and that you publicize this line in event literature.

2. Text Questions: Many conference organizers find it clumsy to run around the floor with a microphone for questions after a panel or speaker. Enabling attendees to text their questions will produce more questions for speakers to answer, and allow them to choose the best to respond to.

3. Text to screen: Empowering event or conference attendees to make their voices heard by displaying messages for everyone to see increases participation, expand the conversation and tells attendees that you value their contributions.

4. Text Message Polling: Want to take the pulse of your audience during a speaker or a break? Want to gauge interest in topics for the open sessions on the final day? Text messaging is the ideal way to get feedback from your entire audience.

5. Text Message Sponsorship: Text messaging is another way to get your sponsor’s names out there. With any of the tactics described in this post, your sponsor’s name can be included in the response text.

6. Text Message Follow Up: Establishing an interaction based on trust between organizers and attendees means that your outreach will be read, and that means you can follow up. Leveraging the text message relationships you built through your event at the point of experience.

And these ideas are just the beginning. If you want to talk about how to customize text messaging for your event, conference or meeting, we would love to talk with you.

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8 Reasons to Research Client Feedback With Mobile Phone Surveys

Before you next seek client satisfaction feedback at your agency or private practice, take a look at these eight reasons to consider using mobile phone surveys.

Have you considered utilizing the power of SMS surveys to collect client feedback?

1. Wide Availability – With an estimated 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions at the end of 2012 at an equivalent to 96% of the world population, there is no denying that conducting research with mobile phone surveys would be accessible to most clients.

2. Cost Effective – Each IM, SMS, and other web-based interaction costs 1/10th that of Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and 1/100th that of a live agent transaction.

3. Keep Confidentiality – Given their personal and mobile nature, the average mobile phone rarely leaves the sight of the owner. It has been reported that over 99% of all text messages are read by the recipient themselves. More expensive smartphones are even more likely to be guarded and come with security measures to lock the device or increase the chance of recovery should it be lost or stolen.

4. Ubiquitous – Over 560 billion text messages are sent every month, worldwide.

5. Great Response Rate – SMS Surveys in particular have boasted an average response rate of 25% to 45%.

6. Prompt Responses – About 90% of all text messages are read within 3 minutes of their delivery, increasing the chances that users will respond to your survey. In fact, 98% of completed SMS surveys are collected within 24 hours.

7. Organized Data – In addition to a good response rate, collecting survey answers via mobile phone provides an immediate entry of data into a centralized database for analysis and fewer errors in data entry. This is an improvement over the interpretation of barely legible handwritten responses and far less time-consuming.

8. Proven Success – In the business sector, many businesses have turned to utilizing mobile devices more readily in the interest of competitive advantage. SMS surveys have been used to research customer satisfaction with good results. For instance, 90-94% of customers who answer the first question answer all questions asked and 60-70% of customers provide comments.

Gather data, feedback, and insights with SMS surveys.

Mosio’s SMS surveys software.

7 Reasons Every Event Manager Should Be Using Text Messaging

Every event manager knows that the job does not come with a step-by-step how-to manual that outlines what you need to do to succeed. Every single one is different, and while they all have the common goal of bringing people together for a common cause, that is where their similarities end. Event managers must be able to multitask skillfully, communicate effectively with many varying personalities, find the best bargains in town to keep budgets bearable, steer gracefully through problems that will invariably occur, and do all of this with confidence and a smile.

No problem, right?

Luckily, today we have the technology that can take just a little of the pressure off. Not many people consider how widespread cell phone use is. However, these statistics are of vital importance to anyone planning a large event, as managers can take advantage of cellular use to help streamline their planning, keeping everyone up-to-date from the first contact through to the post event survey. You can keep everyone in the loop and informed by the push of a button. (Ok, we admit, it takes a few button presses to text – but you get the idea!)

Here are seven reasons every event planner needs to be using text messaging:

1 – The Pew Research Center found that as of November 2016, 95 percent of Americans have cell phones.

2 – Conversely, only 77 percent of cell phone owners have smartphones. If you rely on event software that requires people to download an app, you will invariably be leaving people out.

3 – Text messaging is the number one utilized feature on phones, with 97 percent of Americans using it daily. You are not forcing people to learn something new, which some may balk at. Texting is something they are adept at and already accustomed to.

4 – Texting is not just for personal use. According to eWeek, 80 percent of people already use it for business, so why shouldn’t they be using it for yours as well?

5 – Email is not where it is at anymore; only 20 percent of emails are opened, whereas text messaging has a whopping 98 percent open rate. You can be assured that when you press ‘send,’ your message will get to the recipients promptly, and will actually be seen. No more missed communications!

6 – The CFI Group discovered in 2012 that texting is what keeps consumers satisfied when it comes to business communications. The technology earned 90 out of 100 points in their survey, while phone calls only earned 77 points. Your customers want to be texted.

7 – eWeek also found that when it comes to business professionals, 72 percent would prefer to text than to use a messaging app.

Don’t make the mistake of making your customers or employees go the extra mile for your event. Show them that you are an event manager that is hip to what they want by offering text messaging for events. You will keep them happy, save money, and are more likely to get that post event survey filled out!

Sign up for a free, 14 day trial of Mosio for Events: http://www.mosio.com/eventstrial

Is It an Effective Meeting if No One Asks a Question?

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A good example of an effective meeting: audience participation
Issues & Solutions: How Text Software Helps to Increase Employee Participation

Do you have an optimal level of staff participation at your company meetings? A recent conversation with a potential client had me considering the importance of constructive communication between staff and CEO. Unfortunately, these issues aren’t just limited to this potential client…Do any of these issues sound familiar to you? Text-to-screen software for events offers up some potential solutions to staff participation problems.

The Major Issue: Lack of Employee Participation at Company Meetings
In 2 years of quarterly meetings, not a single question was asked of this particular CEO. Not only does he know his employees have questions that are going unanswered, it’s disappointing for him to put so much effort into creating company-wide presentations and not get any feedback, questions or concerns.

This CEO wants to create an engaging dynamic between himself and his employees, one that encourages back and forth communication and growth. Without proper employee participation, both parties are missing out on opportunities to create positive change within the company.

The Solution
Event texting software removes the most common barriers to communication by allowing employees to text comments, questions and concerns anonymously. Texting software allows employees to ask the tough questions that can create necessary changes in a company. Maybe an employee doesn’t want their name associated with a critique. Many employees simply have a fear of public speaking. Whatever the case may be, anonymous texting software removes these fears allowing for you to create an atmosphere of open communication for more effective meetings.

 

Second Issue: Remote Employees Aren’t Active Participants
This particular company holds meetings with a large number of employees who work remotely. While technology allows for easy viewing of meetings, remote employees don’t have a way to participate in a Q&A session nearly as effectively as the employees who are physically present.

The Solution
If you have a cell phone with SMS capabilities, you can participate in your meeting in a direct way. Remote employees can text their questions to the CEO from anywhere in the world. This leads to increased overall audience participation, employee satisfaction and inclusion. Text polling software provides an efficient avenue for remote employees to participate, making them feel engaged in the experience and not just like an “outside viewer.”

 

Third Issue: Employees Miss an Opportunity to Interact with Their CEO
Employees are losing out on a valuable resource of information: Their own CEO. Don’t underestimate the power of hearing directly from your company’s CEO. While sending e-mails and newsletters may get information across to an entire company, hearing the CEO respond to your questions and concerns verbally has a more personal impact.

The Solution
Text to screen software promotes active participation during your event. Instead of pushing for verbal feedback and not getting a response, or using surveys after the meeting, use live text message polling to spark a conversation right then and there. Ensuring staff participation with text polling and response also ensures that employees get to hear from their CEO directly. Take advantage of this powerful opportunity.

If your company is facing similar issues, know that there are ways to increase employee participation at your events. Text message polling, questions and feedback have the ability to drastically increase your staff’s participation, leading to much more effective meetings.

Sign up for a free, 14 day trial of Mosio for Events: http://www.mosio.com/eventstrial