Tweet in your questions
Twitter is a brilliant tool to engage live audiences – that’s what I discovered when moderating at a big conference last week. (#agrivision, www.agrivision.com). Here’s why it worked. By encouraging people to tweet in their questions during presentations, it meant I already had a fistful of genuine questions to put to each speaker right away. That worked a treat in warming up the audience and encouraging more questions – and engagement – from everyone else. A bonus: the twitter questions were of course short, sweet and to the point – unlike the many waffly questions from the floor.
Never having used Twitter in this way before I had no idea what to expect. Now I’m a convert: it genuinely contributed to a fuller discussion and less random questioning. And besides, it was fun. Who else uses Twitter to field conference questions? What’s your experience?
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