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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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Aug 2, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a number of ways that ComicCon moderators keep panel discussions interesting year after year.

Jul 7, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares how moderators can effectively facilitate audience questions during a panel discussion.

Jun 30, 2017

How to engage the audience during a panel discussion at meetings, conferences and conventions.

Jun 13, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a number of ways panel moderators can help out their meeting planners with effective event promotion.

Jun 2, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a few tips for how panel moderators can look engaged during a panel discussion.

May 23, 2017

Professional team consultant and high stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold explains how to effectively lead a virtual team.

May 10, 2017

Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator, shares how panel moderators can research their topic, panelists, and audience before a conference panel.

May 1, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a few tips on starting out a panel discussion as well as a few ways to introduce panelists.

Apr 13, 2017

Professional panel moderator and high stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares strategies panel moderators can use when panelists hate each other.

Mar 17, 2017

Professional panel moderator and high stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold provides panel moderation tips to liven up boring panel discussions.

Mar 8, 2017

Professional panel moderator and high-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares tips on using meeting technology for panel discussions.

Feb 21, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a few ways that panel moderators can act as a referee during a panel discussion at conferences.

Feb 7, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares tips on how to effectively use Twitter to spark conversation during a panel discussion.

Jan 30, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a few things that panel moderators should include in the opening of a panel discussion.

Jan 25, 2017

Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator and high-stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best tips for briefing panelists on their panel discussions.

Jan 25, 2017

Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares lessons for panel moderators on how to effectively incorporate panelist's slides into panel discussions.

Jan 25, 2017

Professional panel moderator and high-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares four criteria for facilitating panel discussions at conferences.

Aug 14, 2016

I had the good fortune to interview Kate Delaney about her role as moderator of NSA's Influence '16 amazing panel discussion “Creating and Curating Relevant and Valuable Content” with panelists Patti Dennis, Amy Cosper, Rachel Weintraub, and Heath Row. 

This podcast is a 55 minute interview with Kate Delaney on how she prepared and facilitated such a great panel!

Feb 19, 2016
Your audience can get really annoyed when the moderator doesn’t manage time well during a panel discussion. All it takes is for the moderator to take a smidge more time with opening remarks, the panelists introductions and/or presentations to go on a little longer, or the panelists to take forever to answer a question, before the panel runs out of time to get to the audience’s questions. Try these ten tips to manage the time effectively during a panel discussion: 1. Start on time and end on time. Seems simple to do, but not so easy. Make every effort to start on time and always end on time, especially if there are subsequent sessions on the program. Try keeping a clock visible so everyone can see the time! 2. Create a detailed working agenda that includes timeframes around the opening remarks, introductions, presentations, moderator-curated questions, audience Q&A and closing remarks. Be realistic in your expectations – and write them down. 3. Alert the panelists to the panel format, agenda and ground rules during the preparation phase. Encourage them to be concise in their comments and to limit their comments to no more than one to two minutes. They probably won’t remember what you have said, so follow up with an email to confirm the details. 4. Remind the panelists of the timeframes and ground rules right before the session. As you “meet up” with the panelists, a few quick reminders are great prevention strategies. I also like to hand out a card with the agenda and timeframes. 5. Review the agenda/process and ground rules at the beginning of the session. When everybody knows the game plan, people tend to stay focused and on track. 6. Follow the detailed agenda. 7. Review the time limits to speak before the panelist answers the question – especially with those who can tend to babble on. 8. Congratulate and affirm a panelist who keeps to the time limit when answering a question. 9. Intervene firmly and gracefully when a panelist or audience member exceeds the time limit. 10. Acknowledge to the panelists and audience when you are running behind. When everyone knows that you are cognizant and watching the clock, they will breathe easier and let you take responsibility for catching up…and ending on time.
Jan 3, 2016
My dear meeting professional. One of the main reasons your panels are boring is that YOU have not set your panel up for success. Sure, you identified a slot of time, selected a topic and wrestled up a moderator and some panelists. You consider your job to be done. At this point, your job is HALF done. You still have some fundamental groundwork to cover with your panel moderator who will bring your vision to reality. Meet with your panel moderator (either face-to-face or virtually) and have a chit-chat about what the panel could be.
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!
Jul 10, 2015
Professional Panel Moderator Kristin Arnold shares her ideas on how to move beyond "the usual suspects" and attract high quality panelists for your next panel discussion.
Jun 24, 2015
In this podcast, Professional Panel Moderator Kristin Arnold shares the three ways you can elicit questions from the audience as well as three distinct strategies to use: Live, Screened or Crowdsourced questions.
Mar 12, 2015
Welcome to the seventh and final video in the 7-part video e-course on Powerful Panels: How to Moderate a Lively and Informative Panel Discussion with professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold. This seventh video focuses on the fifth step of the five-step process: Following Up after the Panel has Ended. Congratulations! You have successfully moderated an amazingly successful panel discussion. You met the panel objectives, delivered on the promise, made the panelists look like heroes and the audience received tremendous value. But it's not over....yet. There are still a few things you can do to wrap things up nicely: Seek out others Collect and respond to questions Critique yourself Debrief with the meeting organizer, chair and/or planner Send thank yous Create a summary report Repurpose the summary and other content Keep learning! For more information on how to moderate a lively and informative panel discussion, go to www.PowerfulPanels.com
Mar 12, 2015
Welcome to the sixth video in the 7-part video e-course on Powerful Panels: How to Moderate a Lively and Informative Panel Discussion with professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold. It's show time! The big day is finally here and it's time to get to put all that planning in to action. Arrive early Check in and meet up Walk through the room Open the session Start the conversation Keep the conversation moving at a brisk pace Intervene firmly and respectfully Facilitate the audience Q&A Conclude the session For more information about how to moderate a lively and informative panel discussion, go to www.PowerfulPanels.com
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