Feature Spotlight: Webinar Survey

A survey can be a very powerful tool; especially when paired with webinar service, like AnyMeeting, to boost your business or conduct your training sessions. Attendee feedback is essential when it comes to measuring ROI or gauging if your message was received. Moreover, it’s important to gain feedback after each of your webinars, so you can improve and evolve as a presenter, and determine the direction you’d like to go when it comes to future online presentations.

The easy-to-use and integrated AnyMeeting survey tool provides the opportunity to collect attendee demographics, gauge the performance of the webinar presenter, content, and technology, plus any other custom questions you may have for participants. Never used our survey tool? No problem. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:

1. When setting up your meeting or event in the AnyMeeting app, you will be guided through the following 6 steps: Invitation, Registration, Survey, Preview, and Finish. Once you have provided basic information for your webinar invitation, you will have the option to create an attendee registration form, followed by a prompt to create a survey for your webinar audience.

Survey - Create Survey

  1. The AnyMeeting survey form allows presenters to customize the following fields:
  • Survey Header Text – Text to appear at the top of your survey, usually like an intro
  • Standard Fields – Common fields like address, marketing information, and rating scale for the presentation
  • Custom Fields – Allows you to add your own questions to the survey, with an option to score the custom questions as if it was a test.  
  • Footer Text – Text to appear at the bottom of your survey, usually like a thank you
  • Additional Options – Receiving email notifications every time someone fills out this survey, or providing a link for attendees to visit after the survey is completed. 

Survey-Custom Fields

  1. Once you have completed survey customization, you will be able to preview the survey, and if it’s good-to-go, simply click “Finish.” Keep in mind, your webinar attendees will be taken to your survey immediately following your webinar, but you also have the option to send the survey link to individuals manually — like in a follow-up email. 
  2.  The results are in! Ready to check out your survey data? Locate the completed webinar in your Account Manager, and click the meeting header text to be taken to a “Meeting Details” page. Click the “Survey” tab to view survey data. From here, you have the option to view or edit the survey, and more importantly, export and download the data as a CSV file to create your own spreadsheet. Apply this information to help shape your next meeting, presentation, or training session. 

Survey - Export Data


As a presenter, it’s important to keep your audience engaged, to know what they really thought of your presentation, and measure what they have learned. AnyMeeting’s survey feature empowers you to do just that, and it’s included with your Webinar Pro subscription — so be sure to take advantage of it!

For more information about AnyMeeting’s webinar service and robust features, visit www.anymeeting.com.


360 Degree Assessments for Team Development

360 Degrees
Getting feedback from everyone helps you improve

By Jonathan Wickham, Qualtrics Survey Software

This is a special guest post by one of our AnyMeeting users. Want to write for the AnyMeeting blog? Get the details.


360 degree assessments are quickly becoming one of the most popular tools used for human resources departments. This type of feedback is most often used for professional development, but can also be used to make managerial decisions. It is human nature to act differently to people in different rolls. With 360 degree assessments, you get feedback from everyone around you. It has several benefits over traditional, single source evaluations. Getting information from the people you manage, peers, boss, and partners will drastically improve accuracy.

History of 360 Degree Feedback

360 degree feedback first began in World War II when the Germans were looking for an effective way to evaluate their officers. This proved to be extremely effective for improving leadership. In the 50s the Esso Research and Engineering Company came up with a complex formula for evaluating mid-level management. This was extremely time consuming, but proved to be a sound investment for the company. In the 90s most HR departments were very familiar with 360 degree feedback concepts. Because of the time and expense of running the reports, most companies didn’t conduct the analysis. Everything changed when the Internet made its way into nearly every company. This has made it extremely easy to streamline the 360 degree processes, and get the data from necessary employees. Now, nearly one third of all U.S. companies use some form of multi-source evaluation.

Why Conduct a 360 Degree Evaluation

Many people will argue human capitol is the most valuable asset for many companies. Investing in this asset means developing and improving the work force that runs the business. 360 degree feedback’s main purpose is to improve the way people interact with each other. This can improve product development, customer satisfaction, sales, and nearly all other aspects of a business. There is no question 360 degree assessments are here to stay.