Tips for Hosting a Successful Interactive Event
How to Make the Most of Your GIE Audience Response Solution
Planning an interactive seminar or group game for a corporate event? With the right audience response solutions and content you can definitely make a big impact. The easy-to-use interactive system from Global Interactive Events (GIE) is a game changer at every meeting, fundraiser or trade show interactive entertainment program. Here are some simple guidelines that will help event hosts ensure a smooth show.
Event hosting tips to keep in mind:
- Get the teams to select a ‘captain’ who will be responsible for entering in the table’s responses. He/she should be someone who is quick and friendly!
- Explain the format and scoring process so that everyone knows exactly how the game is played as well as how to use the audience response TouchPad. Let them know that:
- Questions will appear on the screen for a few seconds followed by 2 to 5 possible answers.
- The team captain should press the number on the team TouchPad that corresponds to the answer on the screen they believe to be correct.
- The faster you answer the more points you receive. Point values are reduced as time counts down.
- An incorrect answer will deduct a percentage of the question value.
- As time expires incorrect answers will disappear from the screen leaving only the correct answer on the screen.
- You may change your answer at any time and as many times as you like simply by pressing another number on your TouchPad.
- When the question is finished, scoreboards will show question results and rankings.
- Note: In some cases due to the number of TouchPads in use not all team rankings will be displayed on the scoreboard. However, each TouchPad screen will still displays the team’s rank and total score.
- Ask team captains to press the Start key on the TouchPad to turn it on.
- Avoid taking too long to read questions and the possible answers aloud or repeating it to save time and keep your audience engaged. Let participants read questions or answers that are too long themselves.
- Prompt the audience on game options to keep up the momentum. You can say things like “remember you can change your answer at any time” or “be quick and earn more points”.
- Boost the competitive spirit and interest levels by reading out scores or rankings during the game. Identifying leaders and perfect scores, and using the rankings to find out where teams are situated in the room can heat up the competition amongst your participants.
- Announce the winner and commend all the other teams on the great participation. When the game is finished a game winner screen will appear and wait for you to display the game winners.
Event planning tips and audience response solutions from Global Interactive Events (GIE) will help you engage, inform and excite your participants and attendees.
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