How to Test Knowledge at a Townhall Meeting: A Live Multiple Choice Quiz

Every member of your organization has unique expertise, but that doesn’t mean they’re all equally effective at communicating their knowledge during meetings. Holding a live multiple choice quiz during the meeting's opening phase is a great way to level the playing field and gauge everyone's expertise. After everyone has voted via their phones, all answers will be displayed on a big screen. Here’s how to test knowledge in your next townhall meeting using this method.


Ideas for doing a live multiple choice

A live multiple choice will help you gauge how much people know about a topic while simultaneously keeping them on their toes. There are many ways you can go about doing this. You could ask yes or no questions or require participants to answer in the form of an equation (e.g., What country has the most land?). The possibilities are endless!

Here is just another example: if I were hosting an environmental townhall meeting and wanted to start with five minutes on climate change facts and then jump into a trivia game where those who answered all three questions correctly would win a prize, that would work well! Another option is to simply offer points to those who have the right answers. With Sendsteps it is easy to make a live multiple choice question meeting. It's up to you what format works best for your group's needs!

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How to conduct such a live multiple choice quiz?

There's no such thing as a bad question - and it is better to ask too many questions than not enough. The opening phase of the meeting is the time when you get your audience involved in the discussion by asking them what they want to know. Start with an icebreaker question that gets people talking, bellow you can download one on of our icebreaker templates. After the icebreaker you can move on to more specific questions related to the subject of your meeting. This will help you learn which issues are most important to the audience so that you can address them during the presentation or panel discussion.

Sendsteps offers many more templates and gives you the opportunity to create one yourself. Sendsteps offers multiple interactive features like word clouds, open-ended questions, multiple choice, and quiz questions. These features create an interactive environment, which ensures that the meetings are engaging and interactive. Besides, it gives everyone a feeling that they’re part of the discussion. Helping to get your townhall meeting off on the right foot, an interactive session can provide new perspectives on customer needs and help foster empathy between you and your audience. These benefits make this approach well worth trying – so let’s get started!

Roksanna van Dam

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