Invited to be a Synthetron participant? Congratulations, it's great when someone appreciates your point of view. Here's what you need to know to play your part.
More and more often these days employers, governments and other organisations are realising how important it is to listen.
An online Synthetron conversation lasts about an hour. It’s a completely safe space to express yourself. Everything is typed and completely anonymous so nobody knows who is saying what. You can be controversial, or be the only person who thinks that way.. Just go right ahead and express yourself. No need to worry about grammar or spelling, it’s the ideas that count.
If you want any more help see the FAQs below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t worry if this is your first time. You’re in a safe space to express yourself.
Most Synthetron participants tell us that after a minute or two they get the hang of the tool and can concentrate on the subject. The hour passes quicker than you might expect.
Participants enjoy the chance to get things off their chest, hear what others have to say and co-create ideas together. You never know, yours might be one of the winning ideas!
How Synthetron works
Want to know more? Click on the short video to get a sense of how it works.
What is it like to be a Synthetron participant?
You can join in from any device with an internet connection. It’s easier to participate with a bigger screen – like a laptop – but some people participate even from their phone
If the discussion is in English and it’s not your first language, it’s ok. Just do your best to express your ideas. Nobody knows who is saying what. So there’s no need to be concerned about spelling or grammar. It’s your views that matter!
No. Only Synthetron people can access the full data of the dialogue. And even we can’t see who said what. So feel free to say what’s on your mind, even if it would be hard to say face to face. This is your chance to express yourself freely.
In fact you can stay in the dialogue just by scoring, without saying anything at all. However we hope you will have things you want to share with the group. You never know – your comment just might be the one that makes all the difference.
It’s best if you can be there the whole time because we will cover different questions. However we’d rather you were there for part of the dialogue than not at all. So if something important comes up or you are late getting started, that’s fine.
If you can send a text message then you can join in a Synthetron. It’s an easy, intuitive interface that participants quickly get the hang of. And you can always check out our demo video (see below)