Many event or meeting planners don’t realise that there’s a way you can get the best of both worlds by using a Ticker social wall alongside alternative content.
Well, now you do and we’ve made it easier than ever to display both our Ticker social walls alongside a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation with our SWP Ticker App.
What’s so great about the SWP Ticker App?
Previously anyone wanting to use either the Ticker Style or the Flipboard Ticker social walls would need an AV Mixer or Switcher to combine it together with other content on screen, which would usually mean an AV team and extra room in the budget to pay for it, which isn’t always viable when you’re giving a presentation in a company meeting, for example.
The SWP Ticker App (which is FREE) now empowers presenters to exploit the benefits of sharing the social conversation simultaneously with their Keynote or Q&A content while not breaking the budget.
You don’t have to be a Techno Wizz to get it working seamlessly with your presentation either - it’s easy and very quick to set up.
How to set Up the SWP Ticker App
- Download the app from its dedicated page to your computer onto your Windows PC or Mac. The app is compatible with both PowerPoint (PC or Mac), Keynote (Mac) or any other full screen application (VLC for your videos for example).
- Launch the App.
- Copy the public URL from your Ticker social wall and paste it in the top box of the Display Tool. (Make sure the Ticker Background is set to Transparent in the Social Wall Template Settings).
- If you have multiple, select which screen you wish to display from the dropdown menu.
- Click on Display the Ticker to launch the social wall.
- Launch your presentation.
Yes, it really is that simple!
One more thing to note - when designing your presentations, make sure you allow space for the social wall on your screen so that it doesn’t cover up key points or cut off images. Ticker Style fills 20%, and Flipboard Ticker fills 30% of the screen height.
So, what do you think?
We love that the app now makes displaying the social conversation alongside presentations more accessible to smaller events while still reaping the benefits of engaging the audience and encouraging them to share.
Did you enjoy this article? If so, check out the rest of our blogs, such as How To Keep Attendees Coming Back For More and 8 Common Mistakes Made by Event Planners Using Social Walls. We also have some handy tips on Planning For Your Social Wall.
Thanks for reading!