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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Mosio’s text-to-screen software enables you to add a custom header for the look and feel of your event or brand.
You’re free to make your own (1920 x 150 pixels) or use one of ours for ease of use. We recommend putting all relevant information, text, logos, etc in the middle of the image. This way you’ll ensure that no matter what the screen/projector size is, your main content will be visible.
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Are you interested in making your next event more engaging with text-to-screen software for audience Q&A? Sign up for a free, 14 day trial of Mosio for Events: http://www.mosio.com/eventstrial
What does your ideal conference, seminar or meeting look like? You have put in the time and money to get the word out. The brochures look beautiful. All of the presenters are lined up and ready to go. You gaze out into the sea of faces, and delight in there not being an empty seat in the house.
Then, it happens: During the question and answer session, someone knocks the microphone doesn’t work or it is making a popping sound. The sound does not amplify anymore, and people in the audience cannot hear the questions, much less the answers. With twenty-three people still in line to get their concerns addressed and two-hundred people in the conference hall getting irritated and restless, you feel the anxiety starting to build as all of your best-laid plans start to fall to the wayside.
As you slowly slink into the background and make a mental note to update your resume, someone comments that you should have used text to screen software, and you just cringe.
Three Problems Text to Screen Software Will Solve
1 – No Microphones in the Audience
An audio problem during a presentation can unravel weeks of planning in a split second. When you implement text to screen capabilities, you do not have to worry about questions not being heard; they will be displayed on the screen for all to see. The only voice projecting is that of the speaker on the stage.
There is also no need for presenters to walk around the crowd chasing after raised hands, nor do people have to wade through the aisles to make it to microphone stands strategically placed around the auditorium. Furthermore, no one likes standing up to wait in line in front of hundreds of people. So, don’t make them!
2 – Apprehension and Fear
Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. A whopping 75 percent of people suffer some anxiety or downright terror at the thought of getting up in front of a crowd and talking. To make matters worse, this number does not include those who suffer social anxiety or other generalized anxiety disorders. This statistic is of concern to anyone who genuinely wants to hear their audience, because there are so many unasked questions left due to people being afraid to ask them.
By allowing people to ask questions and address their concerns through text messaging, you are allowing anonymity and setting their fears at ease.
3 – Inappropriate Questions
We can all agree, every question is not a good question. There will always be that one person who just cannot wait to get to the microphone, sometimes it’s hard to tell if they have a question or just want to talk. Time is wasted and the audience annoyed. They can be disruptive at best, and at worst can turn a promising gathering into an awkward tangent. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could moderate the questions before they get asked?
You can! With text to screen software, your staff can vet questions as they come in, removing those that are inapplicable to the discussion.
Text Messaging for Audience Q&A | Text-to-Screen Software
The most successful events are both engaging and interactive, but getting information to and from attendees can be difficult. Alerting everyone of updates and changes in real-time can be next to impossible. And attendees asking questions in sessions via microphones or writing on paper is simply inefficient.
Mosio for Events offers a better way…
With Mosio, organizers can notify and communicate with attendees using their mobile phones.
And since text messaging works on 99% of mobile phones, it reaches more people than a mobile app, instantly.
How does Mosio boost attendee participation?
- Audience Q&A enables participants to ask questions of speakers and or guest services.
- Alerts and Announcements allow you to schedule or send real-time updates, reminders and promotions.
- Text-to-Screen builds engagement by displaying attendee questions and photos on screens and monitors.
Efficiently communicate, connect and interact with event attendees. Learn more about Mosio at www.mosio.com/events