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Can I Run A Poll Or Host A Survey On HeySummit?
Can I Run A Poll Or Host A Survey On HeySummit?
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Written by Benjamin Dell
Updated over a week ago

You are looking to collect some feedback from your audience and are wondering if you can run a poll to achieve this.

You have a few options here. Read through the information below and think about what will suit your needs best.

Use HeySummit's inbuilt Engagement Questions feature

Any feedback questions you set up will be shown to attendees while the summit is live and they are logged in on the public event site.

  1. Head to Reports > Feedback Questions and click on Add.

  2. Please fill out your Question, enter the date and time in the Show on This Date, and make sure it is Active.

  3. Press Save.

  4. To review responses, head to Reporting > Feedback Questions, showing the total responses and percentage of people who responded Yes to your question.

Make sure you set up your questions in a yes/no format, as those are the only options your attendees have.

Use the polling features of your chosen webinar or live streaming provider

Many webinar platforms provide a polling feature where you can set up questions and custom responses. Be sure to check out your chosen provider's help docs for some more info on what's possible and how to set this up.

Embed a poll you have made outside of HeySummit

There are many sites out there that let you create your own poll with custom settings and design themes. Once you have found the one you like, you can embed this in HeySummit.

  1. Create a poll with your chosen provider (make sure they provide an embed code).

  2. Head to a page on your public event site while logged in as an Event Organiser or Team Member that has an Edit Page button in the bottom left corner and click this.

  3. Click Components and look for the HTML code block.

  4. Drag it across to where you would like it on your landing page.

  5. Click Properties to Edit and Paste the embed code.

  6. You can click on Preview Page to take a look at your new poll.

Keep in mind if you embed a poll into a page of your event that isn't gated to allow ticket holders exclusively through, this poll will be accessible to all visitors to your site. Instead, you could create a custom Thank-You page that shows after a successful checkout and embed the poll there.

Include a poll link in one of your event emails

After you have created a poll on an external site, you could choose to share it via one of your event emails on HeySummit.

Create a custom Header Link

You could also choose to set up a new Header Link using the External URL option. Head to Event setup > Header links > + Add link.

This means that when someone clicks on the Header while on your public event site, the link will open in a new tab outside of HeySummit. Remember that this isn't gated to allow exclusively ticket holders through - this survey will be accessible to all visitors to your site.

Include a survey link in a session description

You can add a link using Markdown to the descriptions of specific sessions. Head to Content > Talks > (...) > Manage Talk > Details > Descriptions to do so. This will show on the public event page before and after the session goes live. This will also be available for non-ticket holders to view and click on.

Include a survey link in all of your event emails

You can do this by adding the link to your email footers using Markdown.

  1. Head to Emails > Email Templates > ... (right-hand side) > Email Settings.

  2. Paste the share link to your survey in the field Email Footer Copy.

  3. Press Save.

Looking to make your survey more private? After you've created a survey on an external site, you could choose to share it via one of your event emails on HeySummit.

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