1. It’s a great icebreaker
Using a word cloud isn’t just a beneficial way to get a feel of the room, it also acts as a perfect way to kick start your presentation. If you want to spark an instant reaction from your audience – use a word cloud – it's one of the simplest ways to get everybody engaged and switched on right from the get-go.
Icebreaker word clouds can be used to set the tone of the presentation, introduce something relatable with your audience or just to have a bit of a laugh; either way, they’re fun and something that will undoubtedly boost your audience’s engagement throughout the presentation.
We’d go so far as to say that word clouds are often best used at the very start of a presentation as it will help familiarise your audiences with the technology and how it works.
2. Fun feedbackThey’re a fun way to get some instant feedback on your presentation! Especially when it’s highlighting how great your presentation or event is. You’re guaranteed to get a much higher volume of responses when compared to post-event feedback forms. In fact, it’s estimated that response rates are typically not much greater than 30% for post-event surveys. If you're getting the data live, fresh from the room, your audience is much more likely to answer truthfully. They also don't have to think back far to recall the content. And don’t worry – Glisser's word cloud feature gives you the option to moderate responses displayed on the screen, accepting only the most appropriate words, just in case your presentation went really badly (it happens to everyone, don't worry!).
3. Visual, visuals, visuals
Everybody loves a visual. Especially when, as an audience member, you have contributed to the creation of a piece of event-tech art. It’s fun for audience members to review the main screen, searching for the word/s they submitted, and looking at how it fits in conjunction with the entire visualisation. It provides a small sense of elation (especially if the word you submitted turns out to be the largest and therefore most popular!). Creating an audience sourced visualisation allows the audience to be connected to the presentation as they are effectively helping to lead the conversation!