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:interactive 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.

Practical example 1

In a recurring conference event under public law sponsorship, digital facilitation will be used to allow questions from more than 300 attendees and to present them in a timely manner to speakers and discussants of the panel through the facilitator. Participants use only their private smartphones and tablets. In contrast to the previously used hall microphone, the throughput of up to 40 public questions per hour is achieved. All unanswered questions as well as the discussed questions are included in the documentation, on the basis of which the editorial plan of the trade journal and the internet pages of the year is designed by one of the sponsors of the event.

Practical example 2

In the process of change within a Hidden Heavy Industry champion, top management decides to speak directly with 150 upper management executives. In the expressly non-public event, a hall microphone is consciously dispensed with in order to create the maximum of uninhibitedness and equality among the participants. Participants use completely anonymized loan devices (iPod Touch).The members of the executive board moderate the event personally, whereby it is communicated from the beginning that only written questions and objections about the system are taken into account and all entries made in the course of the meeting are transparently and uncensored on the file servers accessible to those present for reworking be filed in the context of the previously defined change process.

  Procedure

  • Participants ask their questions or write their comments
  • optionally, a Co-Presenter or the director will assist the facilitator in selecting incoming submissions
  • Facilitator will receive either all incoming, only the Co-Facilitator or direction selected participant questions and comments
  • Participant contributions picked up by the facilitator can be switched to the big-screen projections by the facilitator
  • The director is always able to export incoming participant contributions as a file

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