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.
It rankles me when something is advertised as one thing, and then it turns out to be something else. When a bank says, “Free Checking” only to find out it isn’t really “free.” Or when a product is touted as “new and improved” and it’s really the same formula in a new and improved package. Or
Moderating a nationally televised debate is never easy. Just ask Fox News anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace, the moderators of Thursday’s first Republican Presidential Primary debate. The Fox Team agonized for weeks over the format, the questions, the logistics and details…and they should. Preparation is critical as all these little nuances set the tone
I’m always on the look-out for unique ways to spice up a panel discussion – and most of them seemed to be based on TV games or reality shows. Imagine my surprise when Mary Foley shared a technique akin to “The Newlywed Game” to kick off a panel she moderated at last week’s National Speakers Association
San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest conference celebrating the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture, just ended. Although I can’t prove it, I believe Comic-con has the most number of panels scheduled for one conference AND the largest room to watch a panel (Hall H can hold 6,500 attendees – and it was packed
I was talking with a meeting organizer the other day who was grousing about the usual suspects. You know… the folks who are ALWAYS called upon to be on the panel – “legends” in the business (at least in their own mind), panel groupies who always offer to be on a panel, sponsors who need