If there’s one thing we love the training community for, it’s that you’re always ready to branch out and try new tools that look promising. When you adopt a new piece of technology that works well, it’s always a win-win: but it’s hard to find it, isn’t it? This is why we’ve been lurking in…Details
Here it is: summer is almost over! It makes us sad too – so sad, in fact, that we’re dying for some good news. What we have is not really news per se, but sometimes it is kind of newsworthy. (more…)Details
Student engagement is a priority for teachers who work hard to enrich the lives of their students through high-quality education. Today’s children have been raised with technology in all aspects of their lives, and the use of student response systems in the classroom can enhance learning and student engagement while erasing issues of peer pressure, shyness or embarrassment.Details
We don’t often think twice about the check-in process when organizing an event, do we? It’s all about coming up with ways to engage the audience, setting up the Wi-Fi connection, goodie bags, big screen and many other issues that seem more essential.
How important is the check-in process at events, though? Very.Details
Employee training is one of the most essential aspects of running a business. While companies spend valuable time training employees, studies show that employees are more disengaged than ever before.
The good news is that there are several things that companies can do to turn disengaged employees around; one is find ways to increase real and perceived value through training programs that are effective and engaging. This is one area that technology for education (i.e. audience response system) can help.
As a teacher or trainer, you often have a classroom full of students or trainees who you need to be ‘on the same page’ with. The problem is that many times, you’re on page 1, while some of the adventurous ones are already on page 3. Another time, you’re way ahead on page 7, while some people are lagging behind on #4.Details
We have been to a few events and have heard our technology being called a variety of different names. So we thought that these common misconceptions and funny terms that people use, would make for a great learning lesson.Details
Heineken Brands Utilize Creative Audience Response Technology at Their National Distributor Conference
Heineken brands utilize audience response technology with a creative display of the polling results at their National Distributor Conference and prove that a glass is often half-full. At the end of February, Meridia Interactive Solutions was invited to New Orleans for Heineken’s annual National Distributor Conference as a provider of professional audience response technology. This…Details
When does the human interface with machines need an app? What justifies that moment, when your audience needs to perform multiple steps just to cast their vote? Those are the questions we are asking these days. Everyone and their siblings ‘have to have an app for voting’ these days. But why? What is the benefit? Audience…Details
In January 2015 a major social media company held a talent show for their internal employees in Los Angeles. The mission was to reward their employees with an engaging program to cap their Annual Conference. “Let’s host a talent show and allow our employees to vote for the winner!” they said to themselves. What a…Details
Thousands of Kiwanis Club members filled Nashville’s Sommet Center for their 2009 meeting and elections. For years, Kiwanis has used paper ballots to elect their officers and amend bylaws. Kiwanis brought Meridia on board to expedite their meeting and we did what cutting-edge technology does: we rose to the challenge. The Sommet Center is home…Details
One of the top five accounting firms needed to address the very sensitive issue of compensation and benefits with their newly formed consulting division. They wanted to get the issues on the table and work through them so everyone was happy. Meridia Audience Response was asked to provide the audience response system for 150 of…Details
How can we quickly tabulate our association election results when not every delegate carries the same weight?
A national association traditionally spent at least two days to elect association officers and vote on policy referendums for the association during their annual meeting.
Over 1000 association members from throughout the country attended and each member had a vote that could represent anywhere from one to several thousand delegates. This entire voting process was completed with a pencil and paper ballot!