Asking your online attendees a live poll question is a simple and effective way to connect with them on a personal level or bring your audience back in if you sense they may be zoning out.
To spark your creativity, we compiled this list of the best poll questions inspired by our users and our own events. Feel free to copy them and adjust them as you see fit.
From multiple choice polls to powerful word clouds – pick your favorite ones and make your virtual event more interesting and fun:
- Icebreaker poll questions
- ‘Learn more about your audience’ polls
- Funny poll questions
- Powerful poll questions
- Remote work related polls
Icebreaker poll questions
Start your virtual event in style. These poll questions will help you involve your audience right from the beginning, add in some fun, and set the tone for the rest of your session.
#1: Where are you joining us from? (Word cloud)
#2: What would you like to learn today? (Open text)
#3: Mood barometer: On a scale of 1-7, how are you feeling today? (Rating)
#4: What do you expect to get out of this event/training/meeting? (Open text)
#5: Hand on heart, are you wearing PJs right now? (Multiple choice)
b) 100% Yes
c) Business on top, PJs on the bottom
d) I literally took them off a minute ago
#6: Are you an early bird or night owl? (Multiple choice)
a) Early bird
b) Night owl
#7: In one word, how would you describe the past week/month? (Word cloud)
#8: Why did you decide to attend this event? (Multiple choice)
a) I want to learn new things
b) Speaker line-up
c) Networking opportunities
d) My boss made me
‘Learn more about your audience’ polls
Understand your audience. Gain invaluable insight into your online attendees. It will help you tailor your talk to them and open up a conversation with them more easily.
#9: What is your current role? (Multiple choice)
b) Business Development
#10: Have you used this program/app before? (Multiple choice)
a) Yes, I am a power user
b) Yes, but only a little
c) I’ve only seen others use it
d) I’ve never used or seen the program/application
#11: Using one word, what do you think is the major challenge event organizers are facing? (Word cloud)
#12: What is the biggest cybersecurity threat to your business? (Multiple choice)
c) Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
d) Password Attacks
#13: How would you rate the quality of audience interaction when attending online events? (Rating)
#14: On a scale of 1-7, how skilled are you in Excel? (Rating)
Read also: 4 Quizzes to Energize Your Virtual Meetings
Funny poll questions
Make your audience laugh and enjoy the time spent together in the virtual space. These polls will help you enliven your audience and make their online experience more memorable.
#15: If age is only a state of mind, which category best describes your state of mind right now? (Multiple choice)
a) Cheeky child
b) Tormented teenager
c) Mad mid-lifer
d) Groovy grandparent
#16: If *your city* were a breed of dog, which breed would it be? (Multiple choice)
a) Jack Russell – small, tough, opinionated
b) Tibetan Mastiff – or some other very rare breed
c) German Shepherd – poised and elegant but rather hardy
d) Poodle – beautifully presented but a bit of a poser
e) Golden Retriever – warm, cuddly and great with children
f) Pit Bull Terrier – scary but kind deep down
g) Labradoodle – or some other cute hybrid
#17: Have you ever… (Multiple choice)
a) Had a crush on your boss?
b) Peed in the swimming pool?
c) Taken shampoo and conditioner from hotels?
d) Told barefaced lies to your mother?
e) Denied receiving work emails when in fact you did?
#18: Which superpower would you like to have? (Multiple choice)
a) Mind reading
e) I already have a superpower
#19: When passing by a reflective surface, I… (Multiple choice)
a) Use it to see if anyone is following me
b) Check myself out, doesn’t everyone?
c) Use to contemplate the deeper meaning of life
#20: If you could save one dinosaur from extinction, which one would it be? (Word cloud)
#21: If you were a vegetable/fruit/color/boat/animal/flavor, which one would you be? (Word cloud)
#22: If you could travel in time, would you want to see… (Multiple choice)
a) The past?
b) The future?
c) I’m good where I am
#23: What’s the strangest thing you did while attending a meeting online? (Multiple choice)
a) Ate breakfast
b) Wore pajamas
c) Cooked lunch/dinner
d) Brushed my teeth
e) Watched Netflix
f) Other but my lips are sealed
#24: Which one thing would you bring along with you to a desert island? (Word cloud)
Powerful poll questions
Make up for the lack of personal touch and touch your audience in a different way. Ask them a powerful, thought-provoking question. This will help you add emotion to an otherwise impersonal conference call.
#25: What did you learn about yourself during the quarantine period? (Open text)
#26: What’s the first thing you will do once the quarantine is over? (Word cloud)
#27: Which industry figure is your personal hero? (Word cloud)
#28: Who is your ultimate female role model? (Word cloud)
#29: If you could have a coffee with one historical figure, who would it be? (Word cloud)
#30: Which technology trend will have the greatest impact on our industry in the next year? (Multiple choice)
a) Internet of Things and smart home tech
b) Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
c) Machine learning
e) Humanized Big Data
#31: On a scale of 1-7, how optimistic are you that we can fight climate change? (Rating)
#32: What’s the best tech invention of the 21st Century? (Word cloud)
#33: Will robots be able to act as agents in their own right and make moral and ethical decisions in the future? (Multiple choice)
c) I wouldn’t dare to guess
#34: Who will people in 2030 trust more with their babies: robots or human baby-sitters? (Multiple choice)
b) Human baby-sitters
#35: What do you think is the most serious issue the world faces today? (Multiple choice)
a) Social inequality
c) Food and water security
d) Ongoing wars and conflicts
e) Climate change
#36: If you’d like to say thanks to someone from the team, you can do it here. (Word cloud)
Remote work related polls
The pandemic crisis has turned the whole world upside down. Ask your virtual audience how they’re hanging in there. Motivate them to share their thoughts and ideas. We’re all in it together, after all.
#37: What’s your best personal remote work hack? (Open text)
#38: What type of Zoomer are you? (Multiple choice)
a) The one walking around the house
b) The one who just woke up
c) The one without the camera on
d) The one who always talks
e) The one doing funny faces
#39: Are you more productive when working from home? (Multiple choice)
#40: Do you multitask when attending a meeting online? (Multiple choice)
a) Yes, I’m guilty
b) My mind tends to wander
c) No, I’m 100% focused
#41: If you could bring one thing from the office to your home, what would it be? (Multiple choice)
a) Coffee machine!
b) My chair
c) Ping-pong table
d) My whole desk setup
#42: On a scale of 1-7, how would you rate our remote collaboration? (Rating)
Over to you
We hope you will try one of the above live polls to transform your online events and meetings into engaging and fun sessions. Your attendees will surely appreciate the interaction!
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