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Aug 19, 2015
Popular television shows are great venues to look for ways to spice up your next panel program. It can be something as simple as riffing an idea from a game show (see my post on The Newlywed Game), mimicking a well known talk show or doing a takeoff on a news commentary. So how do you take a lesson from TV and add a little pizzazz into your panel program? Step One. Identify a program that you think your audience will identify with AND has the right blend of interaction. Step 2. Brainstorm all the different elements of the program: the format, the staging, the guests, the conversational style, the interactions with the guests and audience. Step 3. Brainstorm all the potential ways you could infuse that same kind of look and feel into the program. Step 4. Now go through your list from Step 3 and see if any might have some real-world potential. Step 5. Think of a clever title that includes part of the show’s name, but also the title of the organization, the topic, the meeting theme or other significant words. Step 6. Have fun putting this together! Not only will you have fun, but the audience will too!
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