Speak Now by Decisions allows meeting participants in Microsoft Teams to “raise their hand” if they want to speak on a specific topic. It eliminates the chaos of people talking over one another and keeps virtual meetings moving forward.
Speak Now is available within Microsoft Team channel meeting conversations or group chats.
FOR MEETING ORGANIZERS
Meeting chairs can now organize discussions with a speaker list. Click the three buttons in the bottom right of the chat window and select “Speak Now.” From there, you will be prompted to create the speaker list card. You can also post @Speak Now in the Teams meeting chat.
You can add a card title and enable features like Remark and Timeout.
The speaker list will be created in the order that meeting participants raise their hand. As organizers move to the next person, the current speaker is highlighted and a check mark will be displayed next to attendees who have already spoken.
When meeting participants see the Speak Now card in the meeting chat panel, they click the “Raise hand” button to be added to the speaker list. If enabled by the meeting organizer, they can reply to a current speaker by clicking “Remark" and request a recess or address an urgent issue by clicking "Timeout."
Speak Now is free, available to all users of Microsoft Teams and can be used on any device.
Speak Now is brought to you by the makers of Decisions for Microsoft Teams and Decisions Meeting Secretary. Decisions is a comprehensive meeting management solution for users of Microsoft Teams and Office 365 that increases meeting collaboration, productivity and engagement with an agenda builder, minutes templates, the ability to assign tasks.