What: Imagine that you’re a hospital administrator doing a PowerPoint presentation about electronic medical records (EMR). Within your PowerPoint presentation, you’ve embedded a quick quiz to help audience members check their understanding. Your audience completes the quiz using their smartphones or ResponseCard keypads. You send them on a break, look at the quiz results and realize that many people failed to understand a key part of your presentation. While the staff takes a break, you reorder your slides so that you can review the concept they missed. Scott Wanner, who coordinates Presentation Services and Event Logistics for St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, has already implemented the audience response technology TurningPoint into the hospital’s EMR training sessions.
Why: Using audience participation tools such as TurningPoint ensures not only that the listeners are engaged but that key concepts are communicated.