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Onsite Checklist for Event Organizers

Technical Essentials

Setting up Slido Present mode

If you have a dedicated AV team at your event, the most convenient setup to run Slido is to use a switcher and two computers.

Set up the Slido Present mode on one computer. Go to www.slido.com, log in to your account and select your event. Then go to Present mode tab and click fullscreen.

Run presentations from the second computer. Once the time for a poll or Q&A comes, simply have an AV person switch between the presentation and Slido Present mode.

If you’re a solo presenter or using only one computer at your event, make sure you check out our Switcher desktop app for Mac or PC. It allows you to seamlessly integrate slides and Slido Present mode.

Test the Slido Present mode

Once you set up the Present mode, send a few test questions to check if they appear on the screen. Also, activate a poll and send a vote to check if the results update smoothly.

You can see how to test Slido before your event here.

Check the internet speed and have a backup

For best performance during the event we recommend using a LAN line connection for the computer displaying the Slido Present mode.

For a slow internet connection, it’s a good practice to use a personal hotspot from your 3G/4G smartphone to bridge any potential outages and ensure the smooth working of Slido.

You can find out more about the Internet and Wi-Fi requirements here.

Communication Essentials

Make sure attendees know the Wi-Fi login

Firstly, find out which network your attendees should join. Then have your moderator share the Wi-Fi login details at the start to get the audience connected to the internet. Ideally, display the login details onscreen during the introduction.

Agree on a person who will introduce Slido

In most cases it’s your moderator who introduces Slido, but occasionally it can also be a speaker, your team member or even yourself. In any case, make sure to brief the person and explain how to introduce Slido.

Check the flow with your moderator

Meet your moderator personally before the session and brief her on why and how to use Slido. Also go through the flow with her and discuss the sequence of introductory remarks, slides, polls and Q&A so you, or the AV team, know when to activate which component. It’s a great practice to briefly synchronize before each session.

Brief your AV team

Brief the AV team about the specific times when the Slido Present mode should be displayed on the big screen. The AV team should know when to show the Q&A as well as which poll to display at which point, as agreed with the moderator and the presenters.

Synchronize with your presenters (Optional)

If your presenters plan to integrate Slido polls in their presentations, go through the sequence and timing of the polls to make sure that they’ll be displayed at the right times.