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Frequently Asked Questions about Audience Response:

Audience response is an exciting technology that has many uses, applications and possibilities. Below you will find our audience response question systems FAQs to help answer your questions. Please feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions – we are always happy to share our ARS knowledge with our customers.

Clicker Icon What is an Audience Response System?

An Audience Response System (ARS) allows groups of people to vote on a topic or answer a question. Each person has a wireless keypad with which selections can be made. Each keypad communicates with a computer via receivers, which captures the data.

Clicker Icon What is the best use of the Audience Response System?

This is probably our most frequently asked audience response question. The answer depends on what you want to accomplish with the system. Visit our Best Practices page to learn more about ARS and what it can do for you.

Clicker Icon Why would using an Audience Response System be beneficial?

Interactive communication immediately captures your audience’s attention and keeps them interested longer. Get feedback, create meaningful dialog and promote team building all with using audience response systems. Capture data and breakdown the responses through a myriad of reporting options.

Clicker Icon How is Audience Response incorporated into the meeting?

Padgett Communications supplies the keypads, receivers and the necessary personnel to operate ARS. Once onsite, we interface with audiovisual equipment already present, test the system and backup systems and make ourselves available for rehearsals.

Clicker Icon How many answer choices can each question have?

The number of answer choices depends on the Audience Response keypad being utilized. The Worldwide keypad allows for up to 10 answer choices.

Clicker Icon How long does it take to display the results?

After a set time – or when all participants have answered – the system captures the data and tabulates the results. Typically, the results are instantly made available for display via a bar graph.

Clicker Icon Can you provide a demonstration of the Audience Response System?

Yes, we are happy to show-off the system and its capabilities. Together, we would decide on a date that is convenient to both parties.

Clicker Icon Is the Audience Response System available for purchase?

Yes, we do sell the Audience Response System. For pricing information, please fill out a Quote Request form or call us at 888-233-4724.

Clicker Icon Do you have a vendor in my area?

Many of our competitors rely on freelance temporary labor for their on-site support staff, in order to give you the impression that they have multiple offices or locations around the country. Our offices are located in Tampa, FL; however we have probably provided our services in your area. Check out our Cities & States page to see where we’ve been. Keep in mind that if your city isn’t listed it doesn’t mean we don’t travel there.

Clicker Icon What do I need to do to get started?

Give us a call at 888-233-4724 or fill out a Quote Request form. All we need to know is how many wireless keypads you need, how many days you require the Audience Response System and where the event/meeting is taking place. Once we have that information, we will send you a proposal specific to your needs.

Do you have a question that was not addressed in our audience response systems FAQs? Please give us a call!

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Reliable and versatile ARS voting solutions to fit any meeting's budget.

We do the heavy lifting

Our onsite Project Manager will design and operate the ARS portion of your event.

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  • General & Breakout Sessions
  • Sales & Corporate Conferences
  • Elections
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Team Building
  • Education & Training
  • Focus Groups
  • Product Launches
  • Tradeshow Exhibits


  • Maintain audience engagement & involvement
  • Quickly build consensus
  • Streamline data compilation & archiving
  • Present poll results instantly
  • Illustrate complex concepts simply
  • Instantly archive compiled data for future access
  • Conduct fast, accurate, anonymous voting
  • Make instant demographic comparisons
  • Gather marketing information


  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical, & Health Associations
  • Production and A/V Companies
  • Professional Associations
  • Auto Makers & Transportation Companies
  • Syndicated Television Shows & Networks
  • Banking, Accounting, & Investment Firms
  • Energy Companies
  • Research & Technology Firms

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Competitive Team Building

Interactive audience response game shows can test a group on current and future products, company history, or important events. The game show format, while promoting team building, can also assess information retention and understanding.
Questions can each be assigned a specific point value to keep score. A countdown clock set to lively music will keep the flow of your game moving and audience members engaged as responses are collected. Track individual scores or create teams by table, department, or a demographic of your choice with our interactive audience response games.
An interactive game show format makes even the most mundane questions fun to answer - plus it seamlessly tracks all responses so you can document who knows what when. Padgett can design game board screens using your organization's colors and logos, and we can also create games based on popular television shows

TV's biggest names rely on Padgett

Check out Padgett's Audience Response System as seen on these national TV shows. TV producers know to avoid unreliable apps and low dough solutions when their professional reputations are on the line. That's why Padgett only uses professional grade gear and seasoned project managers. From backstage to ballroom, we've got you covered.

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Why should you choose Padgett Communications to create an audience response program for your next event?

Because we understand what you have riding on the success of your meeting, and we are the only ARS Company that has the caliber of staff, support, and technology that your event demands.

It's why many of the biggest companies in the world rely on Padgett Communications to capture all of their meetings and election data.

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