Making virtual meetings and online events interactive with teambits

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, live events are giving way to a format that brings people together online instead: virtual events. With teambits you can participate live in your digital format.

Events are currently being cancelled worldwide and employees are being sent to the home office. Event planners and group leaders are looking for the best way to convert their conference or meeting from analogue to digital. Maybe you too? Because you know: Fast and effective communication and coordination are among the most important tasks in a company. This is also true, or especially if your employees do not come together at the same workplace.

In the following three chapters we will describe everything you need to know to create your virtual meeting with teambits interactively.

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Collect, cluster and prioritize with teambits

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.

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The new teambits 7.5 is here!

The new teambits version 7.5 went live on February 13.

The new version is aimed at all those who are looking for the ultimate Q&A and polling functions and want to professionally moderate meetings, conferences and consulting situations. With the new version, digital moderation becomes child's play. Event managers can also be happy, because the new teambits can be integrated even better into personalized events. Here we present the new version.

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The new messaging tool

The interaction with an audience does not only consist of

  • questions to the participants or
  • questions asked by participants to the speaker or moderator.

A moderation process also includes mere messages. teambits has therefore always offered the interaction tool type “message”.

Since version 7.4, the message tool now supports

  1. the free formatting of text in an intuitive editor
  2. the use of emojis
  3. the insertion of links
  4. the upload and insertion of images and other files into the message tool

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Send orders to catering with teambits:interactive

Order a coffee in the digitally moderated conference? Go. One of the many Easter Eggs of the teambits software is the possibility to pass orders from the audience directly to the catering. The most robust variant is the automatic printing of orders via the receipt printer of the catering or the kitchen. Event participants order by iPad, Smartphone or Tablet at their table or seat from the menu, which can be stored in the EventApp. The order is then output directly to a printer. As an option, the data can also be transferred to catering software;

Video about onboarding in personalized events with teambits:interactive

In the video we show how onboarding works in an event in order to adjust event information and interactions of an event to the individual participant. The participant uses their personal PIN, which they receive during onboarding, the participant can adapt their data and decide to publish their data in the event in accordance with the DSGVO. Many functions such as participant chat, agenda or interactions can be offered anonymously or personalized.

 

Digital facilitate questions in face-to-face events

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