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This article will introduce you to the winner of the first Event Technology Awards held this year in London. It was part of the prize for the winner so here it is!
Last November I was part of the judging panel for the Event Technology Awards here in London.
As part of their prize, they get to tell you all about their company so please meet Peter Komornik, who will introduce you to what sli.do is and does.
Pitch sli.do in Less Than 140 Characters
sli.do gives your audience a voice. It is a web-based application for speakers and event organizers to easily engage their audience with live questions and polls.
Hey There! Introduce Yourself and Your team
Hey everyone. I’m Peter, the CEO of sli.do, and there are 6 more full-time members and 3 part-time members in our team right now. Half of the team works on product development, while the other half is taking care of our customers. We are also working with several great partners at building a distribution network across Europe.
What Did You Do Before sli.do?
I was working for Google at a local office in Slovakia, supporting top customers in the country.
What Gave You the Idea?
Actually, we started working on a different product called Instant Feedback for speakers, which came as a result of my teaching at a University. Our vision was to make presentations better. However, along the way we learned that the idea didn't really work as the audience had little motivation to fill in the feedback after the presentation. But we also learned that by engaging the audience during the presentation, we can actually help to make it better right away. So the vision remained the same, but the product has changed.
Who is Your Audience?
Our target customers are event organizers and speakers that care about their audience. There are many reasons why people organize events or give presentations. Some want to sell something, while others want to promote some cause. And then there are those who do it for the people who come there. We help those people to make their events and presentations even better by giving their audience a voice.
What Problem do you Solve for Event Professionals?
We help event professionals to make their events more interesting and engaging. It’s not acceptable anymore to have your audience come to your event and just sit quietly. You need to give everyone an easy way to express themselves and get engaged.
How Do You Help Speakers?
As I mentioned, I’m a teacher and a frequent speaker. Always the hardest part for me in preparing my presentation is knowing who will be in the audience and what they are interested in. We give speakers the option to easily include the audience into their presentation and at the end answer the questions, which they care most about. As a result, we help speakers make their presentations more relevant and engaging.
What's Next for sli.do?
There are lots‘ of innovations we are planning to bring to the market next year. The one we are working on right now, and which personally excites me the most, is the integration of sli.do with the coolest presentation tool out there, Prezi. We have already launched a website, where people can sign up for a private beta at sli.do/poll-for-prezi.
sli.do was voted the best app by those who love event technology, therefore it deserves your attention. Give it a try!