Polls are great when the answer to your question is subjective; when there is no answer better than the others.
Polls work well when you are trying to gauge where your audience stands on a certain question or topic. It also allows participants to see how their answer falls within the spectrum of the other participants. (or hide their results when the material is sensitive)
Polls are multiple choice.
No points for right answer as answers are subjective. No answer is better than the others.
You can provide points for participating in the poll.
Results can be shared amongst participants to see industry trends, community best practices, etc. You can choose to show or not show the results to participants. Showing results can reassure respondents that they are "not alone" in their attitudes or opinions.
You can add points for participating and answering the question.
Check out assessments if you want weighted answers.
Your Turn - Create a Poll
What method do you currently use to solve X?
What was your favorite part of the conference?
Which of these books did you find most helpful?
What's your favorite way to...?
Which of these marketing practices has worked best for you?
Gain understanding of audience attitudes or position before you present
Creating community value with shared industry best practices
Increase audience participation - Live poll your sheepish audience! Poll for sentiment while speaking!
Insert your question
Add your answers - ADD OPTION allows you to add additional answers
Choose whether or not to include points - and set your points value
Click hide results when it's important to keep the results anonymous
Click DONE EDITING once your poll is setup.