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Dot Voting on Zoom using Google Slides

Have participants all join the Google Slides document and then using pre-made dots, have them place their dots on the pre-written sticky notes to vote. Once everyone has voted discuss results.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Send your participants the link to the Google Slides presentation. Note how many participants are on the Zoom and ensure that appear on the Google Slides presentation before you move to the next step.
  2. Share how the dot voting works, that participants will take a dot and place it on the idea they want to vote for. Demo by clicking on a dot and placing it on a sticky. Let participants know how many votes they get.
  3. Have participants move their dots to vote.
  4. Discuss the results.


Have what you want people to vote on written up on sticky notes on your Google Slides ahead of time.

Have the dots participants will use pre-made ahead of time.


You can use dot voting to figure out prioritization, "Where should we go next in our planning process."

You can also use dots differently. Have each person have their own dot with their name on it. Then when they move it to an idea or to indicate a favorite they can see who else is on their with them. You can even use this as a jumping off point for smaller group discussions.

Be sure to limit the amount of dots a participant has so you force them to prioritize their votes.

Substituting Apps

If you're using apps other than Zoom and Google Slides, here are the specific things your software will need to be able to do:

Ability for participants to move around dots independently.


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Activity by Robin Funsten

Robin provides coaching & consulting for leadership and team dynamics with innovative companies, individuals and communities. Known for bringing the calm and the adventure, Robin makes and holds the space for real and lasting transformation to occur.

Facilitation Testers Needed

This activity by Robin Funsten would really benefit from other facilitators testing it, tweaking it, and reporting back. If you give it a try in your virtual facilitation, all we ask is that you tell us how it went.

The main things we're wondering are regarding the context you facilitated it in (with whom, and toward what goal), how well it worked (what worked and what didn't), and in what ways you altered the instructions to make it work for you.