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!
When a company planned their senior management meeting, they consulted Meridia Audience Response to help them make the most use out of the limited time they had scheduled for the meeting. They used Meridia’s system to present 300 top managers with a list of topics that could be discussed during the meeting. The audience used…Details
An international financial company introduced a new management system throughout their entire company. As they began receiving feedback from the different departments, it became clear that a few problems were developing. However, the nature of the specific problems was unclear. The company then scheduled a meeting of senior managers at their headquarters to discuss the…Details
When a major company launched their new nasal steroid, they asked Meridia Audience Response to provide a method to determine if their sales force possessed the appropriate product knowledge before they got in front of a physician. We suggested that during their upcoming national sales meeting, they conduct a team competition using the Meridia Audience…Details
A State Chamber of Commerce was holding a conference of all their members and community leaders to discuss the present and future plans for the state. They developed an agenda but also wanted to address new issues and concerns that might be discovered during the conference. Meridia Audience Response was invited to be a part…Details
A major pharmaceutical company used Meridia Audience Response to poll physicians during a series of symposia over a one-year period. One of the questions asked of the audience addressed the chief concern of doctors when prescribing heart medication. Throughout the series of meetings, the most popular response from the physicians was that the effectiveness of…Details
While two major investment banks were planning a merger, they encountered a big problem: How do you get two former competitors with different cultures to work together toward a common goal? They conducted a series of strategic planning meetings with their senior managers to help them get to know one another and allow them to…Details
Meridia’s continuous moment-to-moment polling system — called Timeline — was used by ABC News and Good Morning America to track the opinions of 10 undecided, or movable, Pennsylvania voters as they watched the 3rd presidential debate for the November 2004 election between Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic Candidate Senator John Kerry. Throughout the…Details