Congratulations! You’ve just said “yes” to be a panelist at an upcoming conference. After all, how hard can it be for a panelist to show up, share a few pearls of wisdom answer a few questions?
And then you started thinking, OHMIGOSH! My reputation is on the line! You just never know who might be recording your words of wisdom to blast out to the rest of the world. So….you want to know how to look and sound brilliant!
It takes more than just showing up.
In a recent survey of 539 executives, thought leaders and meeting planners, 66% had issues with the panelists being out of control. That’s 2/3 of the people think you (the panelists) can do a better job sharing your wisdom with the crowd.
Here are the top ten mistakes panelists make as well as a handy tip sheet of what you need to do – and what you shouldn’t do!.
Have fun at your next panel – and let me know how it goes!