10 Tips on Moderating a Panel Discussion

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Panel discussions are replacing keynotes and solo break-out sessions by experts at conferences. Rather than a rock-star presenter, who might disappoint, meeting planners are choosing to put a panel onstage and hear from multiple points of view. Tags: Business Communication Public Speaking Social Media Dale Klein Kay Meyer moderating a panel panel moderation Robert Buccino Ruth E. Have you noticed?

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10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a recent posting 10 Tips on Moderating a Panel Discussion I listed suggestions for anyone who has been appointed a panel moderator. In this companion piece, I’ll list tips for those of you who’ve been invited to speak on a panel. Tags: Business Communication Public Speaking Social Media panel speaking Simple math indicates there’s a greater chance you’ll be asked to be on [.].

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How to make your panel more fun

Speak Schmeak

Image courtesy of Sarah Dawn Nichols Last time I attended a panel discussion at a conference, I had a revelation: Panels lack humor. Sure, a couple of people on the panel made jokes here and there, and the audience laughed from time to time.

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PowerPoint idea: Introduce a panel of speakers

PowerPoint Tips

To introduce a panel at a panel discussion or employees to a group, you can create a slide with their photos, name, title, and so on. Follow these steps: Collect the photos of your panel members.

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My effort to reform the panel discussion, starting with the moderator

The Eloquent Woman

Panels, in my view, are often dreadful or just plain boring. One reason I like attending the speechwriters conferences I go to in the UK and Europe : They won''t include panel discussions. Call this my little effort to reform the panel then, starting with the moderator.

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How to make your panel more fun

Speak Schmeak

Image courtesy of Sarah Dawn Nichols Last time I attended a panel discussion at a conference, I had a revelation: Panels lack humor. Sure, a couple of people on the panel made jokes here and there, and the audience laughed from time to time.

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How should I evaluate invitations to speak on a panel? Pros and cons

The Eloquent Woman

The email or the call comes in: They want you as one of the speakers on a panel! The answer may hinge on many factors, so I've pulled together a list of panel pros and cons for you to consider when you're invited to join a panel discussion as a speaker. Pros: Panels are a great learning experience for speakers. Panels are great practice to move you toward a solo speaking gig. Panels offer a focused way to show your expertise.

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5 secret advantages of the panel moderator

The Eloquent Woman

If you've been feeling kinda sorry for panel moderators, with such a small role to play, you're not alone--but you are mistaken. Panel moderators have some great, if secret, advantages up their sleeves.

What have we done to the panel discussion? How would you reform it?

The Eloquent Woman

Is it me, or are panel discussions in trouble? When they're done right, panels can be an inspiring source of varied ideas, sparkling discussion and crackling energy. But more often, you get panels that: Have too many speakers , like the one I turned down that wanted eight speakers, each of whom would have 2.5 I asked readers for their pet peeves about panels. What are your panel pet peeves--whether you're a speaker, moderator or audience member?

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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38 mins ago « Weekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: Jan 30, 2008 Silicon Valley Sightings: San Jose Mercury News » 67 How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide Categories: Conference Posted on January 30th, 2008 Yesterday, I moderated another panel, ( here’s a review ) and I’m told by the conference organizers it went well. Sadly, the value of most panels are really poor, and this is mostly due to the lack of moderation.

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Digital SHIFT: New Age of Freelancing – PWAC Toronto Panel Discussion – Mar. 22

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Can writers make money from new media? Learn about here-and-now writing styles, interactivity and electronic formats that promote conversation and reader participation. Understand pay rates for e-magazines, social media and online versions. Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses PWAC social media social media seminar social media seminar Toronto

Writers Earning a Living: Alternate Revenue Sources – panel session (Nov. 15, Toronto)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Writers Earning a Living: Alternate Revenue Sources: PWAC Toronto panel talk and discussion. 15, Toronto. Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses earning a living as a freelancer freelance writing marketing

The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

Amidst the product launches, movie premiers, and concerts will be hundreds of experts featured on panels such as “Speaking to Geeks,” “The State of 3D in Cinema,” and “How to Save College Radio.”

Why panel sessions suck (and how to fix them)

Speaker Confessions

Most training conferences in most industries resort to what’s called a panel session. Why do panels still happen? In theory a panel is jam packed with goodness, as it gets more people on stage at the same time, creates something real and spontaneous, and all things being equal more interesting stuff should happen than your average lecture. For a panel to work the panelists must be comfortable disagreeing with, or passionately supporting, each other in front of a crowd.

3 Presentation Lessons from Comic-Con 2012

Duarte Blog

I didn’t really think I’d get a lot out of panels on the upcoming issue of blah, blah, blah or previews of such-and-such show. Some are sitting in chairs at a panel. DC Comics had one up their sleeve this year at their Batman panel. First of all, let me come clean.

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10 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

Professionally Speaking...

I recently attended my local ASTD chapter meeting ( www.dcastd.org ) where a panel of CLOs talked about the role of global learning in tough economic times. I'm not usually a fan of panels, because they frequently appear disorganized with speakers rambling , cutting each other off and running out of time. But this panel was refreshingly different and very effective. . The moderator played a huge role and I'll cover tips for moderating a panel in the next post.

The speech I wish she'd given: The messy side of women's issues

The Eloquent Woman

If you've spent enough time in your profession, you've been on one of those panels about "where are the women?" She shares just as much about how the panel got under her fingernails. Have you silently or openly dissed women's panels?

Panelists: Is that the way you look?

The Eloquent Woman

When I'm training a team presentation, a set of panelists, or just an individual speaker who's going to be on a panel, I use a time-honored training tactic. Consider the table, or lack thereof: Skirted tables for panels were created precisely because panelists also fidget from the waist down.

Should you display the live twitter stream on a large screen?

Speaking about Presenting

The decision depends on the nature of each session: is it a presentation, panel or a discussion? Live twitter stream during a panel. Twittering during a panel allows the audience to have direct input into the questions being asked of the panel.

Green Room Speakers: Avoiding Panel Hell

Green Room Speakers

Monday, June 1, 2009 Avoiding Panel Hell Why are panel discussions often so dreadfully boring? In other words, see the panel discussion as one presentation - with four different parts. From the Green Room: End panel hell.

How to: Panel discussions in the Twitter age

The Eloquent Woman

Witness the discussion on the Tactical Philanthropy blog, where conference organizaers elicited audience opinioins on how and whether to structure panel discussions at an upcoming conference. A step-by-step look at what to do before, during and after a panel.

Tough Economic Times: Professional Speakers Panel (3 of 4)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association featured a panel of Past Presidents who discussed ‘What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times’ Host Barry Wishner talked with: * Michael Soon Lee, CSP * Marilyn Manning, PhD, CSP, CMC * Craig Harrison * Patricia Fripp, [.].

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Tough Economic Times: Professional Speakers Panel (4 of 4)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association featured a panel of Past Presidents who discussed ‘What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times’ Host Barry Wishner talked with: * Michael Soon Lee, CSP * Marilyn Manning, PhD, CSP, CMC * Craig Harrison * Patricia Fripp, [.].

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Second, I'm going to fold the Moderating Panels blog into this blog, so you'll be able to see more coverage of panel moderation right here. Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Off-key: If you don't think women have problems in public speaking, read this Nashville music exec's sexist rant about women during a panel. Got a panel coming up?

Can you do a better job moderating panels? 3 ways to step up your game

The Eloquent Woman

Moderating a panel can be a snap.or But I believe moderators need to add value to the panel , not just hold the door open to let the speakers rush through. What else do you do to up your game as a panel moderator? Tags: panels moderation

The Business of Books panel discussion – Toronto

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The Business of Books panel discussion.

How to Speak on a Panel | Public Speaking Training

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Panel presentation for freelance corporate writing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Yesterday I spoke on the “Conquering Corporate Markets” panel at the ASJA conference in NYC (the American Society of Journalists and Authors). Since my first book ( How to Write & Give A Speech , St. Martin’s Press) was published in October 1984, I have run my own business: writing corporate speeches and helping executives give effective presentations. My experience is deep, wide, and first-hand.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

No women speakers, again: Why women don't speak at conferences takes a new look at the topic, noting one conference where a member of an all-male panel gave his seat to a woman in the audience. On the Moderating Panels blog, I shared 6 smart ways for moderators to interrupt speakers.

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How to survive a panel

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Panels are a low form of public speaking.    Rarely does a panel provide memorable content.    The success or failure of a panel in the end all depends on the moderator.    Let’s imagine you’ve been invited to be on a panel.    Audiences always say they wish the one good person on the panel had been allowed to speak for the entire time. 

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

"End-of-Life Talks" v. "Death Panels" - Shift in Language Is Everything

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because they were quickly labeled "death panels."  For us Baby Boomers, death has finally come out of the closet. An article on "end-of-life talks" is on the front page of The New York Times. Here you can read it.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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What is the future of journalism?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I look forward to attending “The Future of Journalism” panel at next week’s NAGC Communications School in Washington DC. This panel is being organized by NAGC’s current president, John Verrico. Panelists include: Wendy Benjamin (AP Washington Assistant Chief of Bureau) Ellen Shearer (Bureau Chief, Medill News Service & Medill Washington Program) Marisa Jean Endicott (Medill News […].

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first.

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#publicspeaking save: 8 ways to say "I don't know" gracefully

The Eloquent Woman

Put the question to the audience, the rest of the panel, anyone in the room, then listen to the responses and make sure those offering answers get to speak. Creative Commons licensed photo by Randstad Canada ) Got a panel coming up?

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Be a better moderator: Stay out of your head

Speak Schmeak

A lot of moderators just let the speakers go on and on and never make the effort to make the panel a better experience for the audience. Moderators are the glue that holds panels together, but they also have the role of introducer, referee, timer, coach, guide, translator and editor.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I shared in the week just past: Like a boss: From my new ebook, lessons from Chelsea Clinton in moderating a panel. Got a panel coming up?

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