Collect questions during an all-hands meeting
What’s it handy for?
At your next all-hands meeting, skip the awkward microphone fumbling and delays waiting for questions at the end by allowing the audience to submit questions in Slack.
Collecting questions is great for:
- Allowing people to ask questions who otherwise might be too shy to ask
- Figuring out what questions are the most popular, letting others rate or vote up the questions they want to hear
- Letting employees ask questions even days ahead of the all-hands meeting
How to collect questions during an all-hands meeting
- Create a channel called #all-hands-events if you don’t have one already, and invite all staff to join.
- Send out a @channel alert when you’re ready to accept questions for the all-hands event (this can be days before it is scheduled to take place).
- Ask employees to “vote up” questions they’d like to see answered by marking them with the ➕ emoji.
- Have someone off-stage tally up the best questions and feed them to a host or read them aloud for those on stage to answer, then mark questions that were asked with a check mark emoji.
Also worth checking out
If you want to let employees ask questions anonymously, you can use a dedicated app for this like Slido. You’ll just need to create an account, install the app for Slack, and add it to appropriate channels.