Should you bring the whole script? Read from the teleprompter? Bring some notes? Here is how panel moderators can strategically keep their script onstage.
Surprise and impress your meeting organizer by offering to pepper in notices, announcements, and promotions into your panel discussion.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold responds to a comment she received about the audience and the role of a panel discussion.
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a simple strategy to help panelists feel valued, engaged, and trusted.
While I have some preferences on how to moderate a panel discussion, there is no ONE way. It all depends on the topic, the venue, the panelists, and of course, the moderator’s own personal style.
My best advice is to make ALL of these small choices on behalf of the audience and the promise stated in the program materials. Listen for more.
I like to think of a panel discussion in chunks of time or "segments" and allocate the time appropriately.
Let's use an example from this sample script for a panel discussion where the panel is only 45 minutes long.
When sharing a number(s) with the audience, it is much more than the telling of the number or statistic. The number(s) is important, but it’s the understanding of the situation, the emotion it generates, and the feeling the audience is left with that really matters.
Now that we have talked about what to wear on a panel discussion, let's chat about what to wear on a ZOOM panel discussion (or another videoconferencing platform!)
While the factors to consider when selecting the perfect outfit are the same for in-person as well as participating remotely, there are a few distinct differences that I wanted to highlight. After all, your profile is being projected as a "Hollywood Square" vs. a full view of the entire stage! (Actually, these tips also work for anyone who is a remote panelist as well!)