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How to Make Your Live Polls More Fun

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Live polls can be a fantastic way to gather information, get a feel for how your audience is feeling, and gain their insights. What delivers even better results than just a regular poll is adding some flair to make it fun.

Live polls can be a fantastic way to gather information, get a feel for how your audience is feeling, and gain their insights. What delivers even better results than just a regular poll is adding some flair to make it fun.

 You don’t want participants to feel like taking your live poll is a drag or that it’s something they just want to get over with. You want them to be excited and engage as they answer your questions. Here’s how you can do just that!

Try Being Funny

Sometimes being funny is easier said than done. The truth is however, that being funny is one of the best ways to add a lot of fun!

 If humor is something that fits within the context of your live poll then it’s definitely something to put some thought into. You might word your questions to make them a little funnier, or include funny and relatable memes. The more lighthearted jokes you can incorporate the better! Your participants are sure to love it.

Use Visuals to Your Advantage

Many people are visual learners and can process a visual a lot more quickly than text. Using visuals alongside your questions can help them to be understood more clearly by participants.

 Make your visuals fun and you’ll be even more on the right track with getting your audience’s attention. That could mean using a beautiful background and punchy font, or including certain images that match your questions.

 You could also include a responsive design that adjusts to any screen size or device. The more visually appealing it is the better!

Utilize Multiple Channels

While email may be one of the more common ways to receive a request to answer a poll, using multiple channels can be a great way to ensure your message is received. You can make your live poll more accessible by posting it to marketing pages, putting it out on your social media channels, or even offering it to respondents via text message.

 Even if the same respondent sees your poll more than once, it just gives them more of a reminder to participate. 

Get the Conversation Going

Rather than keeping things formal, sometimes it can be good to be a little more personal and get the conversation going. If you know your audience, you could connect with them directly and start a sincere conversation.

 Before you get into the live poll, which includes all the elements of fun, try starting with a genuine message that expresses how much it means to you for them to participate. This will help them to feel their answers are going to make a real difference.

Put the Results Out There

While it may not always be necessary for participants to know what other respondents had to say, it can be fun for them! People want to know how they compare to others and how they may be alike or different.

 Sharing the results of the survey can be great for adding a little bit of fun. They get to see how they stack up against others and you get to keep them even further engaged. This experience alone can help to encourage them to participate again in the future.

Offer an Incentive

Is there anything better than an award for your efforts? Sometimes offering an incentive for live poll participation is the key to adding some fun and excitement. Not only that, it can help you to get the number of responses you’re hoping for.

 You could offer a gift card or discount on a product or service. Sometimes even just a simple $10 gift card for coffee is all it takes to encourage participation.

Keep Things Simple

Sure, you could go on and on with questions for days, but the truth is long and repetitive live polls tend to suck the fun out of the experience. Keep things short, with questions that are to the point, and avoid asking repetitive questions. Your respondents don’t want to have to take a chunk of their day to participate.

Remember to Share

Of course, it’s great to share the results of a live poll with those who participated, but offering them the ability to share to their own circles can add some fun as well. If possible, allow respondents the option to share their results. Whether that be through social media or forwarding their results to family and friends.

 They get to have fun with it and you get the advantage of more shares and possibly more responses!

And You’re Live

If you’re looking to add some fun to your live poll, why not do it with Swift? Our live polls come with engagement tools such as Q&A’s, quizzes and trivia games! There truly is never a dull moment when you have so many options at your disposal.

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