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“𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲?”

While conducting focus groups in my market research days or leading class discussions as a faculty it is common to come across – opinion leaders.

If and when these opinion leaders are loud it is difficult to stop them from creating a bias.

The people who talk the loudest do fortunately or unfortunately become these opinion leaders.

Time and noise constraints stop the peer group from being able to voice their opinion.

When the pandemic commenced, we started using different apps to engage more with the online students. Then I came across mentimeter.com.

Mentimeter in free version would give you couple of slides in each presentation.

My favorite was the word cloud which one could see being built as the inputs came from the participants.

The anonymity of the input gave the freedom to the participants enabling them to express their ideas in a non- judgemental environment.

One can keep track of the audience who gave responses and encourage others to share their views.

The input word which is maximum is bold.

Here the word being ‘𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅’.

One can keep it light and ask funny questions or ask serious ones where one can share an opinion without the threat of being judged by the so-called loud, all knowing, over confident colleagues.

The polls usually let the host know who voted for which option, however in mentimeter there is complete anonymity.

Once the session is over you can download the results as image(as I have done here) or as pdf or in an excel sheet.

Go ahead and try this in your meetings irrespective of internal or external.

One could opine it is childish but who doesn’t want to be asked :

“𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲?”

Try and if you want to learn more about this or other online engagement methods wait for the next posts or message me.

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