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Powerful Panels

This podcast is full of tips and techniques to help meeting organizers, panel moderators and panelists be absolutely brilliant during panel discussions at meetings, conferences and conventions.
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Jun 6, 2024

I have always shied away from using little-known facts and statistics during a panel discussion because it just takes more time to prepare. But these days, all it takes is a query into an AI engine such as ChatGPT. So why not dazzle your audience with some facts that they wouldn't otherwise know?

Jun 5, 2024

One of your panelists is missing. The panel is about to start and either they never showed up to the venue or they are now missing in action (MIA). It's easy to freak out. What are you going to do?


When a panelist is missing, you can take several steps to manage the situation effectively.

May 31, 2024

I was recently asked what to do when a panelist's opening comment is a volatile hypothesis - that they hadn't talked about during the planning session.

Other than being surprised, here are some ways to respond to this verbal grenade to maintain control of the conversation and ensure it remains constructive and on track.

May 30, 2024

Having a standing-room-only crowd for your panel discussion is fabulous - especially if you manage it appropriately! Here is what you will need to keep in mind. 

Apr 25, 2024

Use this simple technique for panel discussions to entice your audience to lean into the Q&A segment.

Apr 25, 2024

After-dinner panels need to be more edutaining – educational/informational/inspirational AND entertaining.

Here are best practices to ensure your after-dinner panel discussion is much more lively, informative, and engaging:

Mar 24, 2024

For the first quarter of 2024, these are the top ten trending topics for panel discussions at business events in priority order based on social media mentions and internet activity. These topics reflect current global concerns and interests, particularly in business, technology, and society at large.

 

Mar 22, 2024

Here are seven reasons why these three words are the most powerful words to use in a panel discussion.

Mar 20, 2024

In this day and age, you may be alienating a part of your audience. Why do that? There ARE other ways to address your audience AND use more inclusive language!

Mar 19, 2024

A panel discussion involves more than a panel moderator and panelists. Consider involving these 10 players in a panel discussion:

Mar 18, 2024

Even though you tried to influence the meeting organizers to limit the number of panelists, you might have been unsuccessful. You can't change it. So what do you do when you have too many panelists?

Here's my short list of what to do when you have too many panelists - and can't change the number!

Feb 22, 2024

As a panelist in a panel discussion, how do you know you've done a good job? What is the ultimate litmus test of panelist success? Here is something unexpected that you want to achieve.

Feb 21, 2024

A few things to consider to personalize your clipboard as a panel moderator for a panel discussion that won't break the bank.

Feb 20, 2024

There are some unique instances where the panel moderator should dip their toe into the content to get the conversation on track and back on track. Once a contribution is made, then the moderator should resume the role of facilitator. Here's what you need to know.

Jan 24, 2024

Here is my favorite polling platform to use during a panel discussion.

You can also find a more comprehensive list of platforms, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each here.

Jan 23, 2024

Yes indeed - you can use AI/ChatGPT to prepare for a panel discussion. In this blog post, I will not only give you some ideas on how to use AI/ChatGPT to help prepare for a panel discussion, but I will also share prompts I have used to get the best results. As you query AI/ChatGPT, keep these things in mind.

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