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Presentation Game Ideas to Engage Your Audience

How to engage and motivate your audience by making it fun to pay attention

Thousands of presenters, trainers and teachers use these interactive games to engage and motivate people. You can, too!

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The core idea is to use games that mimic tv-game shows, but instead of trivia, the games use questions you create about your topic. This draws your audience into an interactive experience. It challenges them to think and rewards their attention with fun. You'll see improved learning retention and greater participation!

Make presentation games that hold your audience's full attention

How to make your topic, class or meeting into an engaging game

Game Show Presenter software is an easy-to-use, attention-holding tool for all kinds of presentation needs. Here are 10 examples:

  1. meeting presentations
  2. compliance training
  3. sales training workshops
  4. classroom and pre-test reviews
  5. safety training sessions
  6. orientations for new employees, students or volunteers
  7. customer service training
  8. leadership activities
  9. fundraiser events
  10. special event icebreakers

Click for demo movie to see how games help people learn by motivating attention.

The presentation ideas below give specific suggestions. They are all based on this game show presentation template that you can easily customize to fit your topic. 

Meeting Presentation Ideas:

Boost trainee morale and retention with training games.

Meetings that introduce new products often involve learning lots of features and benefits. Motivate people to remember the details with a Name That Feature game show. Write a quiz that describes the feature, then players must name that feature from the multiple-choice list. (Presentation Tip: For lengthy sessions, you can break up your Powerpoint presentation by using a game show every hour or two to review key points and energize people.

"Your game show software was a complete success for our quarterly meeting!"

— Maricruz P., Event planner

Sleepy staff meetings? Wake everyone up with a staff trivia game show that features fun trivia facts about staff (hobbies, pet names, past achievements, etc.) Even a game with as few as three questions can provide a great morale boost and set an upbeat tone for the day.

Add fun to orientations — Help people relax and absorb your information with an orientation game show that reviews basic things you want everyone to know. It's a fun, friendly way to reinforce your detailed information.

Training Presentation Ideas:

Use game to train for all kinds of subjects

Use a two-prong approach for effective training sessions. First, open the session with a short game show that simply aims to assess the level of knowledge of your audience. The show will wake them up while giving you a feel for your audience. After the opening show, motivate people to pay attention closely by announcing there will be a second game show at the end of the presentation. Closing your session with a game generates excitement as it drives home your important points and lets your trainees show what they know!

"I have used the Game Show Presenter for several years for our safety meetings and the guys LOVE it! A fun way to present safety info. in new ways."

— Brigid K., safety coordinator

Classroom Presentation Ideas:

Weekly Classroom Reviews — Thousands of teachers reward and motivate learning in their classroom with a fun, weekly review in a game show format. It's an active way for students to reinforce and apply what they've learned.

Exam Preparation — Tension and stress start to build as big exams approach. Using a fun way to prepare for exams helps students and educators. This form of playful review has been used to help people prepare of all kinds of exams, including professional certifications, college student final exams and grade-level achievement test reviews.

"Game Show Presenter has really helped my students. Their test scores have improved and it's a great motivator."

— Tonya W., educator

Quiz Bowl Team Prep — Sharpen your quiz bowl team's performance and attitude with the feel of a TV-style game show. The GOLD Level version in particular has many features for controlling buzzer interaction. The game is adaptable... you can use questions that are multiple choice or single-answer.

Who Wants To Be a Kid? — This game show concept is great for a school assembly or PTA fund-raiser. Let students write the questions about things kids love and have teachers be the contestants. Kids will love making teachers squirm with trivia about current fads and fashions, technology, TV shows and movies, boy bands, sports stats, etc.

Events, Reunion and Party Ideas:

Increase participation

Quiz shows are great entertainment. See who remembers the most about the places, trends and events of past times. Or stage a trivia content to see who knows the most about your organization or profession. 

"Our Mystery Guest of Honor game show, using Game Show Presenter, was a real hit. The program is so fun and easy to use... the possibilities are endless."

— Holly, volunteer event planner

"Our party was a hit, especially the Feud-style game (Team Showdown)."

— Bruce B., Office manager

Great concept, but where do I start?

We make presentation game show software that makes this easy to do with your Windows or Mac computer. Our programs have built-in game templates, so all you need to do is add your questions and answers to the games, choose a few options and you are ready to roll! The program adds the graphics, music, sound effects and keeps score. We have thousands of customers who use this regularly to improve their meetings, events and classes. So use the buttons below to take the next step and you'll be on your way to making your next class or meetings an upbeat, fun and effective learning event!

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