Large events live from interactive elements. Even before Corona, more and more of these took place digitally – which we at teambits often designed and executed. This has many advantages, such as fairness, speed, easy handling and the versatile, fast presentation of the results. Currently, we are experiencing a special interest in building virtual or hybrid events with digital interaction.
What would communication be without personal conversation? These days we all use video calls and messages with words and pictures to keep in touch with each other. Social Distancing makes us aware that we humans need social contacts as much as we need food.
But what if it is about communication in large groups? And what if these groups can no longer come together in a physical location? At side places of work meetings and events we talk, laugh together, applaud punch lines, rethink points and whisper. We believe that this must also find its place in virtual space. In teambits this place is the social wall.
The new teambits software is a prodigy of method diversity in digital moderation. Classical methods such as brainstorming (collecting), card queries in sense units or matrix (clustering) and voting (prioritizing) are regularly used by everyone who works with groups. With teambits, this can now be done digitally instead of on a flipchart or pinboard.
But what exactly can you achieve with collecting, clustering and prioritizing? What good is it that teambits can link each of these interactions ingeniously simple? How does the software help to design good processes? And does it have advantages to design moderation processes digitally?
Moderators and group leaders ask themselves these questions during the conception phase before an event. They are the specialists for methods and are responsible for the positive management of group interaction. Ideally they would like to lead a productive process with motivated people. In order for everyone to contribute, it is important that the methods are chosen appropriately.
Director-supported digital interaction on live events
In discussions about brainstorming with our customers, who are currently planning a large group event, we find that “World-Café” is a term for many event managers and event organizers but many aspects are still hidden. While organizational developers and systemic consultants have been dealing with large groups since the late 1980s, event seekers looking for participative formats have only just discovered the added value that a format like the World Café can bring with them – assuming everything is done right! Because the efficiency of the format benefits greatly from digitization, we take this as an opportunity to briefly introduce the areas of application, process und principles of a World-Café Continue reading World Café – trendy buzzword or ingeniously simple concept?
We remember. Until now the following media breaks were normal: The invitation to the event came via Email. The ticket as PDF. The program was available as an EventApp to download, even if hardly anyone has downloaded it. If you wanted to say something, you had to hope for the microphone. Those who did not dare to touch the microphone remained silent. And where public participation should be suggested, there were ballots or “TED” systems. These media breaks are passé today. All components of an event concept can be used and operated by the participant today via smartphone. Via WebApp in the browser. Continue reading The activation of the participants generates the topics of the event of tomorrow
“How much interaction can an event take”? On January 11, 2018 panelists in a Fish Bowl in the MICE FORUM at the trade show Best of Events discussed this question. Participants from the audience rephrased the question: How do you get participants of an event to interact in that event via app? Especially if you are dealing with a more conservative audience? Here are three answers: Continue reading How do you get participants to accept and use interactive elements?
Participants continuously associate questions, objections and ideas with the content they bring to them. But only very few participants want to expose themselves to a hall microphone. Also, they usually get neither space nor time the opportunity to connect to the microphone. One of the most fundamental strengths of digital moderation is therefore the use of public issues.
In contrast to known microblogging services, teambits allows a highly efficient division of work between audience, directing and facilitating. The focus of attention can be directed to a much larger number of participant contributions because presenters lose neither control nor time to individual dominant participants. Moreover, teambits enables low-threshold communication in a protected area with controlled public coverage. Without requiring participants to install software. Continue reading Digital facilitate questions in face-to-face events