It doesn’t get much simpler than SMS polling: all it takes is getting your audience to send a text response to your poll question! It’s no wonder all kinds of industries and professions utilize SMS poll software every day to gather information from audiences and team members.
What is SMS Poll Software?
No special tools or software is required for your audience to vote with SMS polling! It’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to gather real-time insights about your audience. Even if your audience members don’t have smartphones or internet access, they can send a text to a provided phone number with their vote.
The SMS poll software program you use will collect the data for you to either display live in your presentation or use for future research.
Here’s an example of what a basic SMS poll could look like.
What is your favorite animal?
Text the number 1 for dogs, the number 2 for cats, or the number 3 for other to 123-4567 (for example).
If their answer is dogs, they will text “1” to the provided phone number and their response will be recorded.
Depending on the poll software you use, you can view the responses on a mobile app or online.