What do you like best?
As an academic who gives regular presentations to audiences I have used a range of different tools to facilitate audience interaction. I have recently switched to using Glisser and found it a powerful, easy to use tool. The best features from my point of view are the ability to easily include audience polling during talks. I have used this with audiences of up to almost 200 and found that I had a very high rate of uptake from participants. The live polling has worked seamlessly on the occasions that I have used it. I like the ability to upload my presentations from home, and then to be able to use them on any computer with a web browser (avoiding issues with memory sticks/compatibility between Mac/PC). Finally, the ability for participants to ask questions via the interface and to download the talk at the end makes it very attractive. I haven't yet taken advantage of the twitter feed option.
What do you dislike?
Negatives from my point of view:
Glisser is a bit slow to upload large powerpoints (and there isn’t anything to tell you that it is uploading, so it sometimes looks like it isn’t working)
You lose any transitions from powerpoint, so have to create them as extra slides
Can’t edit once uploaded - have to edit slides in powerpoint, then can upload/insert modified slides (doable, but a bit annoying).
Can’t copy surveys in between presentations, have to recreate (doable, but a bit annoying)
Otherwise it is fantastic!
Recommendations to others considering the product:
I have strongly recommended Glisser to colleagues who work in my field.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Glisser allows easy audience polling, enabling very valuable data to be collected and reviewed from the audience, as well as encouraging audience members to interact with me as a presenter (through polling and questions).