In a previous post I describe the use of Twitter and text polling for interactive presentations. I recently had a go at this in my presentation on presentations for a group of academics at Warrnambool, and it worked really well.
My audience posted anonymous questions and comments during the presentation, and I allowed 15 minutes near the end to review and discuss these. The polling provided a way to have discussions, without the audience needing to “out” themselves by asking a question in public. Later, I followed up with some written responses to include links to further information.
A few people asked me about how to set up and use the polling service. I’ve made a short walk-through SlideShare: