Mandiaye Ndao of NeX AFRICA runs a lot of workshops. His audience is worldwide and their ideas are varied. How can he hear everyone out and facilitate a meaningful discussion, all while making sure that his participants actually have fun and give him positive feedback at the end?
After using AhaSlides, 80% of Mandiaye’s audience rated 5 out of 5 for his training. Participants submit opinions in interactive polls, word clouds and open-ended slides, and over 600 likes on his top presentation proves that training can be fun when the audience get a say.
NeX AFRICA is a consultation and training company run by workshop veteran Mandiaye Ndao in Senegal. Mandiaye delivers many of his workships himself, all for the likes of the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU). Every day is different for Mandiate; he could be off to the Ivory Coast to run a training session for Expertise France (AFD), at home leading a workshop for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), or on the streets of Dakar chatting with me about his work.
His events, however, are pretty much uniform. Mandiaye always makes sure the two core values of NeX AFRICA are ever-present in what he does…
After trialling Mentimeter as a potential solution in 2020, soon after, Mandiaye came across AhaSlides.
He uploaded his PowerPoint presentations to the platform, inserted a few interactive slides here and there, then began conducting all of his workshops as engaging, two-way conversations between himself and his audience.
But how did his audience react? Well, Mandiaye asks two questions in each presentation: what do you expect from this session? and did we meet those expectations?
“80% of the room is super duper satisfied and in the open-ended slide they write that the user experience was amazing“.