To help meeting planners improve the quality of their education programs, online survey company MeetingMetrics has introduced a new pre-meeting survey tool that communicates attendees' education preferences to speakers before the meeting, it announced yesterday.For a recap of last week's top stories, check out MeetingNews Minute:
"We expect the survey to add value to an education event by providing timely 'voice of the attendee' preferences directly to session presenters prior to a conference," said MeetingMetrics Managing Director Ira Kerns. "Because the new survey takes advantage of our pre-existing online session evaluation and reporting features repurposed for this specialized pre-conference use, MeetingMetrics users will be familiar with the survey's structure and find it especially easy to administer."
The so-called "session needs survey" is the 10th specialized questionnaire in MeetingMetrics' online survey system. It collects attendees' session preferences — including their learning goals, learning style, preferred learning activities, interests, etc. — for the education sessions they're interested in attending, then electronically delivers the information in report form to individual speakers.
The session needs survey will be available for use in mid-January and can also be purchased from MeetingMetrics service providers, including: Creative Group, Certain Inc., Derse, mindingyourbusiness, Catalyst Performance Group, All-performance Group and BTTB in Australia. For more information, visit www.meetingmetrics.com.