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Powerful Panels

This podcast is full of tips and techniques to help moderators and panelists be absolutely brilliant during panel discussions at meetings, conferences and conventions.
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Jun 21, 2022

Although you have been selected to speak candidly about your perspective as a panelist, you may be wondering how to disagree respectfully during a panel discussion. It's bound to come up...you've done your research on your fellow panelists and you know you have differing opinions. Here are a number of strategies on how to disagree respectfully.

Jun 16, 2022

Panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares creative ways panelists can promote a book or other product or service tastefully at a panel discussion.

May 17, 2022

Should you bring the whole script? Read from the teleprompter? Bring some notes? Here is how panel moderators can strategically keep their script onstage. 

May 12, 2022

Surprise and impress your meeting organizer by offering to pepper in notices, announcements, and promotions into your panel discussion.

May 6, 2022

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold responds to a comment she received about the audience and the role of a panel discussion.

Apr 11, 2022

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a simple strategy to help panelists feel valued, engaged, and trusted.

Mar 22, 2022

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. 

Mar 15, 2022

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.

Feb 21, 2022

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.

Feb 16, 2022

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!)

Jan 13, 2022

Ever wonder what to wear on a panel discussion? I do - all the time! The answer is not as simple as it may seem. Although I would love to give you a textbook answer, there are several factors you need to consider first.

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