Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold interviews keynote speaker Sylvie di Giusto, CSP, on how panel moderators and panelists can make excellent first impressions that last.
Wondering how the heck you can subtly promote yourself during a panel discussion? You don’t want to be too pushy or too salesy BUT there is a reason you said “yes” to the request. Perhaps you are looking for more visibility, awareness of a new product/service, or organization (whatever “it” is!).
Regardless of the reason you want to shamelessly promote yourself or your company, DON’T do it! There are ways to get the point across without you having to shamelessly promote “it.”
As an expert panelist or during any other interview, you can proactively prepare for cage-rattling questions, recognize the gotcha question, and reframe your response so that you can come out looking like a champ!
Don't default to the traditionalists. You can easily spice up the room by getting rid of that darn long table during your panel discussion. It acts as a barrier between the panelists and the audience. Instead, create a warmer climate with these strategies.
Panel discussion topics are more than just one or two words.
To provide a focus for the panel moderator, panelists, and the audience, craft a topic statement (not to be confused with a panel title) that includes these three elements.
During this week's Powerful Panel Podcast, Strategic Consultant of Partner Development and Training for law firms David Cruickshank shared his "demonstration panel format" which is a brilliant panel discussion format to share and discuss best practices.
Here is how panel moderators can break up panel discussions into bite-size chunks in order to provide basic structure and help the audience follow along.
"Cutting off" has such a bad connotation to it. So here are a few different panel moderator strategies to "redirect" the conversation (vs. cut off the panelist) during a panel discussion.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold interviews educator, podcast host and innovation strategist Dr. Stacey Gonzales on how she turned high school career day into a powerful virtual event with compelling professionals.
Although both of these techniques have their strengths, Ping Pong and Hot Potato are NOT effective as the only two questioning techniques a panel moderator should use. Both of these techniques keep the focal point on the moderator when it should be on the conversation between the panelists. Use them sparingly and purposefully during your next panel discussion.
Take the time to carefully craft good panel discussion questions that meet at least four of these six attributes!
One of the core values for all panel moderators is the notion of “fairness.” Pay attention to which panelists are contributing and for how long. Here are five active steps to balance it out.
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode features seasoned panel moderators sharing their best practices from over the years, as well as their predictions for the meetings industry in future years, in the *300th* Powerful Panel Discussion Tip. View the full list of tips here https://powerfulpanels.com/powerful-panel-discussion-tips/.
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode features the expert in meeting design, structure, and formats, Adrian Segar. We discuss how to structure and design powerful panel discussions into the larger context of meetings, conferences, and events.
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode features panel moderation tips from a first-time panel moderator Senior Vice President of Futuri Media, Tracy Gilliam.
Panel discussions don't live up to their potential - a fabulous, spontaneous discussion between really smart people to create valuable takeaways for the audience. You can blame the moderator for many of the ills (check out the 2014 Panel Report for the details), but you can also blame the panelists - to no fault of their own.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares how panel moderators can use the initial remarks from panelists to expand and build a cohesive story throughout the panel discussion.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a creative way to keep the panel discussion exciting with a game show activity.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares how panel moderators can ensure they call on audience members from diverse backgrounds during a panel discussion.
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week Alastair Greener, Communications Speaker & Consultant, Event MC, and TV Presenter explains a number of strategies for panelists and panel moderators to prepare for and execute powerful panel discussions both internationally and in the states.
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode focuses on how CEO and Founder of Futuri Media Daniel Anstandig prepares to have an interesting and engaging panel discussion.
Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and infomative. This week's episode is a debrief of the National Speakers Association (NSA) panel discussion at the Winter Conference 2021. The response was overwhelmingly positive aka #BestPanelEver! In this episode, Kristin interviews the event EmCees and panel moderators, Jon Petz and Pam Leinmiller for their tips and ideas.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a number of strategies to create intimacy during virtual meetings, virtual panel discussions and hybrid panel discussions.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold provides a number of ways panel moderators and event organizers can plan to spice up their panel discussion with visual variety.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares the differences between a live virtual panel discussion and a recorded panel discussion.