When attendees start arriving they’re asked to connect to the -- BuzzMaster -- WiFi and to enter their name, and possibly their company name. They will also be asked to upload a selfie! They can take a selfie at that moment and upload it, use a picture from your gallery, use a random image, or don’t upload anything and get assigned a random avatar. After they’ve uploaded a selfie they can see all selfies collecting on the big screen. Participants can play with their own selfie on their smartphone by clicking it and see it moving on the big screen. It’s a great way to introduce the system, produce some laughs and break the ice.
Networking can be very scary for some people, and not everyone you meet at networking events is a useful addition to your address book. So we developed a matchmaking feature to break the ice and find people with similar interests, without having to walk up to a stranger. The system computes the biggest matches and provides participants with individual matching advice. Think of it as Tinder for networking.
Matching has 5 simple steps to participate:
1. Answer some questions about yourself and upload a selfie to create your profile.
2. Browse through all profiles to see who you’re highest rating match is with.
3. Match with all profiles that look interesting to you, and check out "Your matches".
4. In "Your matches", two colored puzzle pieces means you've got a mutual match. One colored puzzle means a partial match.
5. When you got a (partial) match you can start chatting and find each other in real life!
With this feature you can find out exactly what everyone in the audience thinks. Ask them a question, let them enter their answers, and see all opinions and answers appear on the big screen! There are many different ways to apply this. In almost all features there is a possibility to integrate comments. Therefore, It can look like a large live message board where certain comments can be highlighted, or you can see what the opinion is of a certain target group in your audience using the data visualization features. Think of Bar Graphs, Clusters, Pie Charts, Teaching Tool or BuzzMaster Maps, just to name a few.
Want to answer a specific question or premise? Multiple choice questions are the way to go then. Use them to map out the audience’s demographics (job, age, gender, years in the business, etc.), or during a panel discussion (agree-disagree-don’t know) and see the votes change during the discussion, or to poll the audience’s opinion on certain issues. The answers to these questions can be visualized in the same efficient and clear ways as the open questions.
Using our system, inputted audience data can be visualized in beautiful and effective ways. First of all, we have the bar graphs. Answers to multiple choice questions, a statement, or other issues can be visualized in this way. Also, these bar graphs can be customized to the customer’s wishes. Different colors, images and layouts are possible in consultation with your BuzzMaster. A combination with the comments feature is also possible.
Pie Charts are the most effective way we have of visualizing data from multiple questions at the same time. For instance, you could show the demographics of a company and find very specific people in the audience based on that data. You’d be able to find anyone that’s a sales manager, aged 33-49, and a woman, and ask for their opinion on something. Great if you’d like to use your employees/audience as a big focus group, but applicable in many other ways too.
Clusters is the clearest way to visualize how many attendees picked a certain answer. After they’ve chosen an answer, their selfie will float to the corresponding answer on the big screen. Great to use during a panel debate or brainstorm, because during a debate or brainstorm participants can change their mind about their answer when they’ve just gotten more information on the subject. The best way to see that is with clusters because you can actually see a selfie float from one answer to another. Because of the use of selfies they can also see what answers their co-participants gave and put a face to the answer.
Go for the quiz if you want guaranteed interaction at your event! The quiz questions can contain everything: anecdotes about colleagues, questions about music, questions about how a product works, the mission and vision of a company, anything you can think of. Participants can participate individually and in teams. Creating teams is possible in two ways: Divide the audience into different groups based on questions they’ve answered earlier in the program, by profession or place of residence for example. The other way is asking the audience to divide itself into teams by giving different zones in the audience a certain color. People have to indicate in which color zone they are using a multiple choice question, choosing team blue, yellow, green or red. At the end of the quiz, an individual winner and a group winner will be announced. The individual winner doesn't necessarily have to be on the winning team though. Jimmy from team red can be the individual winner while team yellow has won. Besides being fun, it’s a good exercise in collaboration for the participants.
The attendees can vote on anything you want. Vote on a contestant to win a certain contest, the best city to live in, the most important aspects of a certain job or literally anything else. It’s possible for participants to have one vote, or for participants to divide points over numerous contestants/answers. The votes can also have a weighing factor to them, making some votes count more as others. Great for award shows and focus groups.
The perfect way to measure what the audience thinks of the speakers, the BuzzMaster system or the event itself. Participants enter a grade via the slider on their smartphone, after which the average is shown on the big screen. With this feature you can do more than just grade something because the scale doesn’t have to be from 1-10. For example, you can ask how much the participants would spend on a marketing budget for a company with a certain turnover. It is possible to measure the highs against the lows, or to pick people from the audience and ask them why they have given a certain grade.
BuzzMaster Maps is a fun, visually stunning feature you can use at pretty much any event. When the participants are asked a question like: ‘Where are you from?’, ‘Where do you live?’, ‘Which place is at the top of your holiday bucket list?’ or ‘Which part of the world do you think generates the most economic growth?’ they get to see a map on their smartphone where they can pinpoint a location. All kinds of maps can be used: world, continents, country, region, city or even smaller if you want, in any color or design you want!
Geographic maps are just the beginning of what you can do with our mapping feature, any image you think of can be loaded into the system. This means that it can also be an image of the human body, a detailed depiction of a car engine, a building plan, actually anything where you can point to a location. Applicable for med students trying to designate the location of a specific vein, car mechanics locating the radiator under the hood of a car, visualizing a family tree or business hierarchy and way more. The sky's the limit!
WordCloud is a great way to visualize what the audience is thinking. It’s a way to see the words the participants used in the comments feature all at once. The more often a word is used, the bigger it appears on screen. So you can see what is on the top of the audience’s mind in the blink of an eye.
WordFinder is a fun game to play with the audience that you can use to teach them a little something as well. For instance, you could put a bunch of marketing terms in there and see how many your audience of marketeers can find. Participants can type their answers on their smartphone, and after you’ve given the audience some time to play the game, you can show all answers on the big screen so the participants can see how many they got right!
The purpose of collecting data from BuzzMaster users is to have an open discussion during events. We want to give the audience a voice, and our client a chance to analyze the data. So if it's clear who the sender of a certain message is, there will also be a more open atmosphere during events. That’s why BuzzMaster chooses to let people log in with their real name. We do however offer the possibility to log in with an alias. Sometimes the networking function is turned on, and based on the data we register from the audience we can connect the audience by matching them with other participants. BuzzMaster stores names and other data for a maximum of 2 weeks. So after we’ve handed over your data, it will be electronically destroyed.