One of the tools I used yesterday in Reading was a rather nifty SMS tool, which allows me to receive SMS messages on a mobile phone and display them to the audience. All through the power of bluetooth and some technical wizardry!
As a tool when presenting it offers the audience a chance to interact directly – asking questions, making comments and so on. You need to be careful who you use it with though – there is no moderation, and although the sender’s phone number is captured, the messages appear without any names or identifying features… so all pretty anonymous.
The screen capture here shows what happened when it was used in Reading. As you can see from some of the comments… my mac fell over during the presentation!
If you are looking to do the same thing, drop me a line and we can talk about how we might work on it for you.