The day of the program arrived and I was very eager to use the new method of polling. I had set up three questions and retested each poll for functionality and responsiveness before the program began. I was confident that I had considered every angle and that the application would be a big success. However, my biggest error in judgment was that my expectations exceeded the ability of my audience in addition to the reliability of the Internet connectivity.
- Always consider (ASSESS) the technical ability of the audience
- Pre-check the equipment and venue for Internet connectivity
- Allow time for loading files (Pre-load internet files if possible)
- Consider a backup plan if all else fails. In regard to polling, a “show of hands” still works!