Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I
Learn….. Benjamin Franklin
Why should I make every presentation an interactive one?
Besides the fact that they are a better tool than traditional presentations as a mean for
message delivery,  maybe the main reason is to keep your audience alert.
Make them awake once in a while to push a button!
Starting a presentation with a question warrants your audience attention for the next
couple of minutes.
Seeing audience opinion is interesting and nobody wants to see that opinion more than
the audience itself.

How to get started?
A good way to start an interactive presentation is making the audience a question. This
strategy is also useful to introduce the system and make the audience familiar with the
keypads. It is the right time to give them precise and simple instructions about the
system.
Demographic questions can help as ice breakers and let the speaker know the exact
composition of the audience. If this information is already known, then making a couple
of questions that let you know how deep the knowledge  of your audience is about the
topic you are going to present, is a good alternative.

How to construct the interactive question in PowerPoint?
Add a new slide by clicking on the New Slide icon on the Standard Tool Bar or from the
Insert menu select "New Slide". The slide layout dialogue box appears with a large
selection of slides. Select a "Bullet Slide" then hit OK.
In the title section of the slide just type the question.  Click into the bullet text box and
add your response options pressing the enter key between them.
By now your slide should look like this:
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Twelve tips for using a computerised interactive audience response system by
LORRAINE J. ROBERTSON Education Development Unit, University of Dundee, UK

American Society of Clinical Oncology Faculty Guide for Interactive Audience
Response Systems

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