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.

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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.

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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.

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Moderators, skip the well-worn panel path with 14 creative themes and questions

The Eloquent Woman

Most panel moderators follow a tried-and-true approach--typically, one honed by watching others moderate panels. But too often, the result is a lackluster panel in which the discussion rarely takes off and goes someplace interesting. Plenty of room here to get creative.

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find your green room trigger

Green Room Speakers

Saturday, June 27, 2009 Find Your Green Room Trigger In this weeks New Yorker, Alex Ross writes about Marlboro Music, an elite summer music program at Marlboro college in Vermon t "where artists could forget about commerce and escape into a purely musical realm."

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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 Find moderators fumbling to introduce the speakers, manage the room or handle the questions. I asked readers for their pet peeves about panels.

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

Speaking about Presenting

…looking around the room, more people are watching the twitter screen than are listening to Arthur’s great preso. The decision depends on the nature of each session: is it a presentation, panel or a discussion? Live twitter stream during a panel.

Be a better moderator: Stay out of your head

Speak Schmeak

I find that it''s one of the simplest tools to get a speaker out of the thoughts of doom in her head and into the room where she''s going to speak. 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.

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Strange speaking venues part 2

Speaker Confessions

Some of the talk was lively, but the did break a few of the rules listed in why panel sessions suck. Tags: Uncategorized venues / rooms Redfin recently hosted a free event called The Naked Truth , for tech entrepreneurs.

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Robin Williams on the TED stage

Presentation Zen

At the 2008 TED Conference held in California, the BBC''s "The World Debate" set up a panel discussion to be broadcast worldwide from the TED stage. The panel surely benefited from it.

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23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

SlideModel

Your presentation should be legible from anywhere in the room. Host an expert discussion panel. While presenting make sure to control the presentation and the room by walking around, drawing attention to you and what you are saying. Host an expert discussion panel.

Conferences and Conventions – 7 “Don’ts”

Matt Eventoff

I attend my fair share of conferences and conventions every year to watch clients deliver keynotes or participate on panels. 3) Don’t have “Paparazzi Eyes&# – nothing is more insulting than talking to someone as they gaze past you to see if someone “more important&# is on the way into the room. 5) Don’t assume the biggest name in the room is the most important to your business. .

Getting your audience physically involved in a speech or presentation

The Eloquent Woman

It was a quiet and effective way to reflect what was already in the room and to acknowledge a contribution members were making in their personal lives, and really hit the mark. You don't want to single people out, but get the whole room participating. Back when the U.S.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Here's what I shared in the week just past: Ad more women speakers: This Australian ad executive challenges the notion of no women speakers on panels. On the Moderating Panels blog, we looked at what happens when the panel gets away from the moderator.

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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. This answer is a compliment to the knowledge base in the room, and audiences will love it, even if an answer isn't forthcoming.

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How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

SlideModel

A proper presentation helps you with your thesis defense because it helps you to capture the panels attention and give you cues and reminders on what to say as well. Your presentation has to be prepared to answer question from members of the committee and any other panel present, and it’s your job to convince them and defend your thesis with ample proof. Note: You will experience a complete silence in the defense room.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

And the crowd in the room would erupt in applause. On the Moderating Panels blog, I shared Guy Kawasaki's rationale for why speakers shouldn't look at the panel moderator.

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She couldn't imagine giving a TEDx talk, but "I did it! Thank you."

The Eloquent Woman

Here it is - I can see much room for improvement, but I never would have been able to even consider it without having attended your workshops. Got a panel coming up? A fully packed hall with @dontgetcaught ! Learning how to deliver Ted-like talks as part of our #fwndebate series.

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Famous Speech Friday: Kron & Tesori's unseen Tony Awards speech

The Eloquent Woman

The thing is, all those other rooms have always been there, and there has always been really interesting people in them, doing ravishing things. And wouldn’t it be so great that after this season we didn’t all just go back into the living room.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

When men see a room full of people and 20 percent are women, they see 50 percent,' says Laura Liswood, secretary general of the Council of Women World Leaders, citing social science research." Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels.

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Famous Speech Friday: Minn. Rep. Hortman calls out white male colleagues

The Eloquent Woman

Melissa Hortman, the body's minority leader, had taken the measure of the room, and didn't like what she saw.or And she made plain what the situation was: “I hate to break up the 100 percent white male card game in the retiring room, but I think this is an important debate,” she said.

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"Find your voice and use it:" New book encourages women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I'm referring, of course, to the lectures that became Virginia Woolf's masterpiece A Room of One's Own. 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

Breaking through: Could the meeting room of the future make sure that women get a chance to speak up in meetings? The Moderating Panels blog shared preparation lessons that panel moderators can borrow from the presidential debate moderators.

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Movie Box Office for Memorial Day Weekend Worst in 2 Decades

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The panel affirmed that television, in all its forms, is far from dead. " Instead, we are hanging out in our e-cottages, that is, our houses, apartments or dorm rooms totally equipped with everything we need for entertainment.

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Famous Speech Friday: Shonda Rhimes's "You are not alone"

The Eloquent Woman

It's one of the greatest tactics in public speaking, that ability to get up in a room crowded with people and make them feel as if you are speaking just to each of them as individuals. Got a panel coming up?

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How to stop a boorish Q&A Hog in 3 easy steps

More than PowerPoint...

I recently attended a terrific, high-powered panel presentation that unfortunately became hijacked by what I’ll call “a Q&A hog.” The panel presentation I witnessed? Body language — scan the room with your arm raised.).

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. However, there are a variety of formats for what can be considered public speaking, such as leading a meeting, making a sales call, participating in a panel or round table discussion, or speaking to individuals at a networking event. At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking.

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Famous Speech Friday: Chelsea Clinton's "Running in Heels" moderation

The Eloquent Woman

But it's her stint as the moderator for a panel about women in politics last March that he uses as a signal moment in his long profile of her: The night before, I attended a panel Clinton moderated uptown, “Running in Heels,” about the inherent challenges facing women in elected office.

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Public speaking and training via webinars

PowerPoint Tips

Sometimes, teams gather together to watch a webinar in a conference room, but most people are sitting at their own computer. Are you a public speaker or trainer? Right now, you might speak or train in front of a live audience.

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Famous Speech Friday: Melissa Rivers's Tribute to Joan Rivers

The Eloquent Woman

In a room full of success--the venue was The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast--Melissa Rivers reminded the audience that her mother was known most for baring her life of imperfection and striving. Here's the video: Got a panel coming up?

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The Power of the Prop

Green Room Speakers

Listen to this wonderful panel from this Wednesday's Kojo Nnandi Show: [link] Kojo interviews Sharon Gruber, nutrition consultant Bread for the City, a Washington organization that provides food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to the poor.

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Why speaker coaches think you should spend more time preparing

The Eloquent Woman

First and foremost, practice gives you room to make mistakes and correct them, without an audience present. 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

Last week, the Moderating Panels blog looked at how technology's expanding the moderator job , and this blog shared inspiration for speakers from author Elizabeth Gilbert on how to make room for fear.

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Are you ready for fall conference season? How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

Use this checklist to prepare for the coming conference season: Make a profile on Lanyrd, and note your speaking gigs, panels and even conferences you're attending this fall. Reach out to your panel moderator and fellow speakers, or to the organizer, if you're speaking alone.

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking.

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No Trump On "SNL" - Politico Trapped In Campaign's First Phase

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tactic from the playbook of sucking up all the oxygen in the room just isn't effective any more. The "Gilmor Gang" is so influential on tech because the format is a panel.

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This is What Presenters Can Learn From Dancing Scientists

Duarte Blog

Understand the Audience: To take the crown, the victor must successfully present to a panel of both scientists AND dancers. While that may be impractical for the boardroom, the lesson here is to modify your language to resonate with everyone in the room.

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Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

Actress Viola Davis blew the room away in her main stage keynote on the topic of “owning your story.” We all felt like friends in the room at that point. The breakout panel sessions had titles like “Forging New Pathways….

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Public speaking pet peeves from frequent speakers & speechwriters

The Eloquent Woman

Conscious of the need for Q&A to help many in the room, psychiatrist and author Candida Fink has this pet peeve as both speaker and audience member. Not paying attention to gender, either on panels or speaking rosters.

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Famous Speech Friday: Jimmy Carter on religion & women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Read the transcript of his TEDWomen talk here , and watch the video here or below: Got a panel coming up? Whether you're a conference organizer, speaker, or moderator, you'll have a better panel--and a sparkling discussion--if you plan with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels.

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Chelsea Handler on how DUI school got her over her fear of public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

And the whole room was laughing and finally the guy came over and said this isn’t a standup comedy class, get down now. Learn how to be a better panel moderator with The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels

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How to stop a boorish Q&A Hog in 3 easy steps

Pivotal Public Speaking

I recently attended a terrific, high-powered panel presentation that unfortunately became hijacked by what I’ll call “a Q&A hog.” The panel presentation I witnessed? The moderator looked wild-eyed around the room, vainly searching for armed gunmen with tranquilizers to shoot the beast down. You’ve probably witnessed a Q&A hog in action at a conference or presentation.

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Tuning yourself mindfully: What meditation can do for public speakers

The Eloquent Woman

This is one of my favorites for noisy environments (and anyone who''s been in a green room can tell you they are not quiet places). Introverts who need an escape but can''t leave the room will find this useful, too. Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn Got a panel coming up?

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