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Slido is great to use for live meetings, whether in person or via video conference; we mostly use this for Zoom meetings. You can use the different features at different times in your meeting: I love to start our All Hands meetings with a word cloud or a poll of some kind, and as people are joining via zoom it gets people feeling excited and connected even before we've started. It also gives us something fun to talk about while we're waiting for everyone to arrive and for the meeting to start. You can do a poll halfway through to keep people engaged, and then a poll at the end to see how you did, or maybe use the Q&A to see what questions come up without having the awkward zoom silence when you ask if anyone has any questions. I don't think this is helpful in smaller meetings, where people likely feel more comfortable interacting directly and asking questions verbally.
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Whova is great for organizations with a small budget! It has all the basics with a very reasonable price tag. We had to make some minor adjustments to our processes to fit how Whova functions, but it has all the basics we need and works great for virtual, hybrid and in-person events! Big companies pay big money for customization in their conference apps, small organizations can’t afford that. But Whova fulfills all the basic needs of a conference app without the customizations to allow for small organizations like us to have a great product at a reasonable price! We love it
Read full review Pros The Slido overview is very helpful for us to understand the engagement level of our audience during the meeting. The multiple options to get feedback, answers, to interact with the audience (i.e., Live poll, Audience Q&A). The templates library is brilliant! The possibility to answer and ask to questions and provide feedback anonymously. Read full review It works well in the cell phone. It allows to interact with people attending the same event. It allows to change pictures. It allows to ask for tips about specific issues. It has a system of points to reward the ones that are more active. It is for free. It is always updated. Read full review Cons Pricing Model - free version is quite limited and the package prices can be more attractive for SME companies User Interface Complexity - the UX in the backend is good, but sometimes I am confused to find a specific function Real time translation would be great in terms of accessibility Read full review Literature and pictures uploaded but no easy way to download the collection. No easy way to access information after the period after the conference ended. No easy way to access the list of participants and contact information - could be pdf'd. There was a little connectivity issues but not much. Some of the meetings were scheduled while we slept. The cost of using Whova for small meetings. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We already registered with Whova for our 2024 event and we will continue to use Whova for the foreseeable future as long as the price doesn't rise too high. It was a bit of a shock to see the difference between last year's price and this year's price - nearly 2k increase! We were able to negotiate, thankfully, to lower the price.
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Most of Whova's functions are intuitive and you can self-teach about 80% of it with ease. I really was impressive with the messaging, follow up meet-up capabilities and sharing of contact information. My only few concerns were about the lack of an archive or back up, [perhaps cloud-based?] of the meeting room and round-table's presentations
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We had no availability issues!
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We had no performance issues with our event delivery. We did have some meet-ups that had some glitches for some attendees, but I believe they were quickly resolved and were more on the part of user error than anything. Once they got the hang of it, their meet-ups went more smoothly.
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The communication I've had directly from Slido was very professional and sets an excellent impression for the tone of the company.
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I only had a single issue regarding a photograph that was handled immediately and a colleague somehow ended up with two profiles which was also handled right away. Those two instances are all I have to go by. Other than that it was smooth but I did have ample information regarding who to contact if I experienced an issue
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I found Whova to be similar to many social media apps that I already use. It was easy to navigate. This was my second experience using Whova in my presenter role. I liked the icebreaker section to connect with other participants before the event started. I look forward to next year’s event.
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It's as simple as just Microsoft Word Visual Basic. We used to use that. Just a lot more cumbersome with the program and setup. Can be buggy depending on the browser operating system that you're running it on. Nothing specific for surveys. This was the first one we got that's officially for a survey that I know of. I've been there for about five years.
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We selected Whova for price, and ease of use. We would have chosen GoToWebinar but they did not have as many options for sponsor recognition. We will most likely use Event Rebels in the future for our needs. Tracking time and sessions viewed is a must for our industry as attendees rely on us to earn CEs to renew their licensing.
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I especially liked the ease of communication, the ability to ask hard questions easily, and afterward the ability to survey all participants to see what we (and/or Whova) could do better going forward.
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Everyone on our team had their assigned tasks to complete in Whova on a weekly basis and did so with ease and confidence.
Read full review Return on Investment It helps us keep participants' attention during online workshops, which can be long and tiring. Slido is a lightweight – it doesn't take forever to load – and intuitive tool, which has been encouraging user participation. The learning curve of the tool is very low, which does not discourage users. Read full review I didn't pay to use the technology; was a recipient as a result of attending a conference. HIGH ROI for me as a made a number of new contacts even though I spent the first full day listening to presentations. Having the app allowed me to do the networking I came to do without having to be seated next to the person I wanted to meet. Read full review ScreenShots