Try to Do Better Than a Goldfish When Reading This…


The  average attention span of a human is 8 seconds. This falls just  below that of the goldfish at 9 seconds. The year is 2019 and  companies, non-profits, media and even governments are all clamoring for  attention and feedback (much like we are, right now).

On average, we check our inbox 30 times every hour and look at our phones  1,500 times each week, that’s 3+ hours every day!

Gone are the days when a cool PowerPoint presentation could keep your  audience engaged. Today, text-laden slides and monotone speakers  are one-way tickets away from your webinar and straight to a  kitten-with-string video. Admit it, you’ve done it!

There are plenty of tricks to make your content and speakers more  engaging. But in order to captivate in 8 seconds or less, you can’t  just think outside of the box, you need to kick the proverbial box to the  curb. Check out some of the ways you can use technology to keep  your online audience focused on, and even participating in your  program:

  1. Want to draw the  eye? Dynamically change your Blending live streaming and video  creates a stunning, TV-like experience for your audience.
  2. How do you know what your  audience is thinking? Add a “Pulse” button to find out in  real-time!
  3. Want a memorable  take-away that audience members can keep after the program is over?  Have attendees contribute to a Word  Cloud.
  4. Why show presenter  information if it disappears immediately after speaking? Display  speaker bios multiple times throughout the presentation  – and don’t forget to link to their email or LinkedIn  profile!
  5. Want to make gathering  feedback more fun? Make your polling even more interactive with  drag-and-drop responses.
  6. The best way to break up  the presentation? Nothing gets people’s attention like playing a game. Create teamwork and competition by  showcasing the scores live during the event!
  7. Want to really encourage  participation?  Hold an instant win contest with real  prizes!  As the presenter, you can determine the winner(s) or  randomly pick them from your online group.

These engaging methods are already in use by Fortune 100 companies, with  new ideas being launched all the time. The possibilities are  endless, all it takes is imagination!

Knowing that your message resonates  and rewarding those who are actively engaged will take your broadcast to the  next level. So, stop reading and contact  XYVID now to learn more about the engagement revolution.  Before someone distracts you with another kitten video.