This podcast is full of tips and techniques to help moderators and panelists be absolutely brilliant during panel discussions at meetings, conferences and conventions.
How Panelists can Respond to Pesky "Gotcha" Questions
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!
Get Rid of the White, Draped Table at Panel Discussions!
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
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.
Powerful Panels Podcast: Demonstration Panel Format
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.
Tactful Transitions to Move the Audience Through a Panel Discussion
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.
How to Gracefully Interrupt a Panelist Who Talks Too Long
"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.