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Polling the audience is a great way to engage the audience at the onset of your panel, during the discussion and even at the end.  But if you keep using the same method, this technique can get rather stale and boring.

Mix it up with these ten variations to taking an online poll:

  1. Use the polling app within the digital platform
  2. Use a polling app external to the digital platform
  3. Share your answers in the chatbox
  4. Raise your “hand” within the digital platform
  5. Show the answer using a colored object (the color signifies the answer)
  6. Do a “roll call” to solicit each persons’ answer
  7. Raise both hands with your camera on
  8. Place a card or other solid object in front of the camera to disagree
  9. Turn your camera off for five seconds to disagree
  10. Annotate your choice on the shared screen

What are your favorite ways to take a poll during a virtual panel discussion?

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For more resources on moderating panel discussions, visit the Knowledge Vault. To have Kristin moderate your next panel, visit the Powerful Panels official website.

Kristin ArnoldKristin Arnold
KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF | Master, high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator is on a quest to make all panel discussions lively and informative. Check out her free 7-part video series on how to moderate a panel and other resources to help you organize, moderate, or be a panel member.

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