VIDEO GUIDE: How to set up your live polling service for events and conferences

VIDEO GUIDE: How to set up your live polling service for events and conferences

This video quickly walks you through how to set up a live poll with Mosio Q&A using the Surveys feature in the system. You’ll have your audience text SURVEY to your texting number, then complete the survey you have created in the system.

For a more thorough video guide on how to use the text message survey feature, you can watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s-QD…

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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

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.

Why Live Polls are the Secret Ingredient to More Successful Events

Imagine you’re mid-way through an important presentation. You’re not picking up a good read on your audience…What are they thinking? Should you change direction? You might wish there was a way to check in with your attendees, make sure they are comprehending your most important ideas and enjoying the presentation. With text polling software, all of this is possible. We believe SMS polls are the secret ingredient to creating more successful events. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Increase Audience Comprehension
Does your audience understand the ideas you’re presenting? You might have a strong presentation, but if your audience isn’t absorbing the information, it’s time to make some adjustments. Live audience polling allows you to assess your audience’s level of comprehension and re-hash your most important ideas if necessary. You have the opportunity to ensure your audience exits the presentation with your most important takeaways.

2. Give the Audience Control
No event is the same. It’s smart to be slightly flexible in your presentation to match the needs of each individual audience. Using a live SMS poll throughout your presentation makes it easy to figure out which topics to really delve into, and which topics to skim by. By catering your event directly to your attendees, you help to guarantee that your attendees gain maximum value from your presentation.

3. Get Instant Feedback
It’s not uncommon to gather feedback through polling after an event is over. Instead of realizing you missed the mark after the presentation ends, use live polling to check in with your audience mid-presentation. SMS polling can be done through text messaging anonymously, so expect to get honest answers from your audience. Live polling gives you the necessary tools to engage your audience from start to finish.

4. Put Your Audience First
You present yourself as the type of event leader that puts their event attendees first.
Checking in with your audience is not only smart, its courteous. Your audience will appreciate the chance to share their input through live poll because it’s simply not an opportunity that many event leaders incorporate. By standing out and utilizing live polls, you interact with your audience in a new and exciting way.

Why do we think live polls are the secret ingredient to successful events?
It’s simple: implementing live polling directly impacts your audience’s understanding, engagement and enjoyment of your event. Incorporate live polling at your next event and notice the difference.

For more information about audience response systems using cell phones, visit: http://www.mosio.com/events

 

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5 reasons text messaging is a better way to communicate with users than anything you’re using now

5 reasons text messaging is a better way to communicate with users than anything you’re using now

There are many ways to communicate with those around you, but if you’re running a organization that relies on quick interaction with you and your users, a more reliable, faster method may be needed on mobile devices. There are a few options to take when deciding what form of communication you’d like to use, text messaging is perfect for any sized organization, here are 5 reasons why:

1) Quick Response Times
Did you know that 90% of text messages are read within 10 minutes? And if you send a message that falls into that 10%, you’ll be happy to know that on average, people will look at their phones 150 times a day. Text messages to be replied to in real-time or from auto-responders and they’re cost effective. Because of these reasons, difference between the response time of emails or phone calls and text messages is phenomenal.

2) Multiple Streamlined Conversations at Once
Each person in your organization has the ability to answer just one phone call at once. Depending on the size of your organization, and the amount of customer interaction you’ll get, this may not be viable for you. With two-way text messaging, each staffer can engage in multiple text conversations at once, and they’ll be able to reply to new conversations while the first users take time to reply back.

3) Text Messages Keep Users in the Loop
While social media can be a great way to convey messages to your followers, you may not be reaching all of your users among all of the social noise. By texting instead, you’ll be able to send out messages about updates for your organization, new services, and any information you think could be useful to your users and ensure they’ll read it. With certain types of text messaging software, users are able to reply back to you and start a private conversation to get any questions they may want answered.

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4) Make Things Easier for Your Users and Staff
Communication through phone calls can be time consuming, costly and an inefficient way to share electronic data. Users have to write down any information they need, and in the heat of the moment they could easily get information wrong, ask for it to be repeated and grow frustrated. Phone calls have their place, but in many communications all that is required is short, quick information, making text messaging the perfect medium to reach those on-the-move.

5) Provide Great Service and Support
No matter what service you provide, good communication with users is incredibly important. Great service will determine whether users feel comfortable to come back to you again, and this can be difficult to achieve with phone calls or email. If you have multiple users trying to access your line, waiting times may turn users around, something that can be easily fixed with text messaging. Email can be used to reply quickly to users, but without having an obvious notification, users may not notice they have a reply to the email they’ve sent and the reply times between you and your customer could be hours or even days. With text messaging, you’ll be able to provide a much better experience for your users and hopefully it’ll be one they would be happy to come back to.

There are many ways to communicate with your users, but when it comes to reaching them everywhere in the quickest amount of time, nothing beats text messaging. If you host events, conferences or meetings, text messaging is a great way to engage your attendees and increase audience participation.

This article was brought to you by Mosio | Mobile Messaging Solutions. Please feel free to forward it on to colleagues or associates or find out more about how we help more organizations “go mobile” with cost effective two-way text messaging software. To get pricing and sign up for a free, 14 day trial: http://www.mosio.com/eventstrial

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