Make Your Next Panel Discussion More Powerful!

5% of annual meetings have panel discussions – and it’s a fifty-fifty proposition they are any good at all!  Expectations decrease dramatically when your attendees walk in and see the traditional draped head-table with microphones on short stands.  There are sooooo many other ways to have a stimulating conversation!  So let’s increase the probability of success for your next panel discussion with these quick video tips to get your creative juices flowing!

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Tip #120 with Brian Walter: Adding Variety to a Panel Discussion

Tip #119 with Susan Morris: When a Panel Moderator Has Done a Good Job

Tip #118 with Joe Calloway: Encouraging the Panelists to Have a Discussion

Tip #117 with Scott Kirsner: Showing a Slide That Introduces the Panelists

Tip #116 with Glenn Thayer: Favorite Stage Set-Up

Tip #115 with Chip Bell: Egotistical Moderators?

Tip #114 with Kate Delaney: What Type of Chairs Do You Prefer to Use?

Tip #113 with Terry Brock: Overcoming Technical Challenges with Virtual Panels

Tip #112 with Mark Sanborn: Bring the Panelists Together BEFORE the Panel Discussion

Tip #111 with Patricia Fripp: What the Audience Talks About AFTER the panel

Tip #110 with Brian Walter: Let the Audience Know Your Panel Is Amazing!

Tip #109 with Susan Morris: How to Make Sure Panelists Get Equal Time

Tip #108 with Joe Calloway: What to Do With a Panelist Who Won’t Shut Up

Tip #107 with Scott Kirsner: The One Intolerable Situation

Tip #106 with Glenn Thayer: Sorting Through Questions

Tip #105 with Chip Bell: How to Prepare the Panelists

Tip #104 with Terry Brock: Managing the PowerPoint Slides

Tip #103 with Kate Delaney: Strategy for Moderating a Successful Panel

Tip #102 with Terry Brock: Wrapping Up a Virtual Panel Discussion

Tip #101 with Mark Sanborn: How to Ease the Panelists Into a Discussion

Tip #100 with Patricia Fripp: How a Panelist Can Connect with the Audience

Tip #99 with Brian Walter: Favorite Format for More Entertaining Panels

Tip #98 with Susan Morris: What to Do When a Panelist Takes Too Much Time

Tip #97 with Joe Calloway: The Most Important Tip for Panel Moderators

Tip #96 with Scott Kirsner: Ground Rules for Panelists?

Tip #95 with Glenn Thayer: Using Technology During a Panel Discussion

Tip #94 with Chip Bell: How to Manage an Arrogant Panelist

Tip #93 with Kate Delaney: What is the Preferred Number of Panelists?

Tip #92 with Terry Brock: Using PowerPoint During a Virtual Panel

Tip #91 with Mark Sanborn: How You Know You’ve Done a Great Job as a Panel Moderator

Tip #90 with Patricia Fripp: How Panelists and Moderators Should Get On and Off Stage

Tip #89 with BrianWalter: How to Let the Audience Know Your Panel Is Amazing!

Tip #88 with Susan Morris: Who Introduces the Panelists?

Tip #87 with Joe Calloway: Concluding a Panel Discussion

Tip #86 with Scott Kirsner: Biggest Fear When Moderating a Panel Discussion

Tip #85 with Glenn Thayer: Advice for Panel Moderators

Tip #84 with Kate Delaney: How To Prepare Questions for the Panelists

Tip #83 with Chip Bell: How To Know If You Have Done a Good Job

Tip #82 with Susan Morris: Audience Q&A

Tip #81 with Brian Walter: How to End Your Panel Discussion

 Tip #80 with Scott Kirsner: Who Introduces the Panelists?

Tip #79 with Terry Brock: Best Technology to Use for Virtual Panel Discussions

Tip #78 with Joe Calloway: How to Make Your Panelists Comfortable During a Panel Discussion

Tip #77 with Mark Sanborn: Best Closing Question to ask Panelists

Tip #76 with Patricia Fripp: How to Coach Panelists with Large Egos

Tip #75 with Kate Delaney: What Goes Through a Moderator’s Mind?

Tip #74 with Warren Evans: How to Get Great Provocative Questions for Your Panel Discussion

Tip #73 with Glenn Thayer: Your Biggest Fear in Moderating a Panel Discussion

Tip #72 with Chip Bell: Layered Group Listening Panel Discussions

Tip #71 with Brian Walter: How to Make a Boring Panel Discussion Question More Interesting

Tip #70 with Glenn Thayer: Balancing the Role of the Moderator in a Panel Discussion

Tip #69 with Chip Bell: Facilitating Panelists’ Conversation During a Panel Discussion

Tip #68 with Terry Brock: The Pace of a Virtual Vs. a F2F Panel Discussion

Tip #67 with Scott Kirsner: Your Favorite Part of Panel Discussions

Tip #66 with Chip Bell: How to Add Energy to a Boring Panel Discussion

Tip #65 with Scott Kirsner: Favorite Technique To Get The Conversation Moving during a Panel Discussion

Tip #64 with Glenn Thayer: How Important is Diversity of Panelists on a Panel Discussion

Tip #63 with Warren Evans: Your Favorite Panel Discussion Format

Tip #62 with Glenn Thayer: To Sit or Stand While Moderating a Panel Discussion?

Tip #61 with Chip Bell: What Could go Wrong During a Panel Discussion?

Tip #60 with Glenn Thayer: Ways to Engage the Audience During a Panel Discussion

Tip #59 with Terry Brock: Using Checklists for Virtual Panel Discussions

Tip #58 with Glenn Thayer: How to End a Panel Discussion

Tip #57 with Brian Walter: Should We Call It Something Other Than a Panel Discussion?

Tip #56 with Glenn Thayer: Who Wins…the Audience or Meeting Owner?

Tip #55 with Terry Brock: Opening a Virtual Panel vs. a F2F Panel Discussion

Tip #54 with Brian Walter: Preparing Panelists for a Successful Panel Discussion

Tip #53 with Warren Evans: Your Biggest Fear Moderating a Panel Discussion

Tip #52 with Patricia Fripp: How Panelists Can Be More Engaged During a Panel Discussion

Tip #51 with Warren Evans: Contributing Content as a Panel Moderator During a Panel Discussion

Tip #50 with BrianWalter: Coaching Panelists Prior to Going on Stage at a Panel Discussion

Tip #49 with Glenn Thayer: Where Should a Moderator Stand During a Panel Discussion?

Tip #48 with Warren Evans: Who Introduces the Panelists at the Beginning of a Panel Discussion?

Tip #47 with Glenn Thayer: How to Develop Skills to Moderate a Panel Discussion

Tip #46 with Brian Walter: How to Stage a Panel Discussion

Tip #45 with Glenn Thayer: How You Know You’ve Done a Good Job Moderating a Panel Discussion

Tip #44 with Chip Bell: Getting Questions from the Audience During a Panel Discussion

Tip #43 with Terry Brock: Panel Discussions in the Real and Virtual World

Tip #42 with Brian Walter: Simple Low-Cost Alternatives to ARD During a Panel Discussion

Tip #41 with Brian Walter: Ways to Electronically Poll the Audienc During a Panel Discussion

Tip #40 with Warren Evans: Panelist Prep Right Before the Start of the Panel Discussion

Tip #39 with Chip Bell: What to Do When a Panelist Won’t Shut Up During a Panel Discussion

Tip #38 with Brian Walter: Using Peer Pressure Make Panelists Great During a Panel Discussion

Tip #37 with Warren Evans: How You Like To Wrap Up a Panel Discussion

Tip #36 with Warren Evans: How to Draw Out the Quiet Panelist During a Panel Discussion

Tip #35 with Warren Evans: How to Get the Conversation Back On Track During a Panel Discussion

Tip #34 with Scott Kirsner: The Optimum Number of Panelists for a Panel Discussion

Tip #33 with Brian Walter: Ask Safe or More Difficult Questions During a Panel Discussion?

Tip #32 with Brian Walter: Where to Get Creative Ideas for Engaging Panel Discussions

Tip #31 with Terry Brock: Bringing in an Expert to Manage the Technology for a Panel Discussion

Tip #30 with Brian Walter: Techniques to Add Variety into Panel Discussions

Tip #29 with Brian Walter: Action Steps to Moderate Extreme Panel Discussions

Tip #28 with Chip Bell The Future of the Panel Discussion Format

Tip #27 with Terry Brock: Intervening with a Dominating Virtual Panelist During a Panel Discussion

Tip #26 with Terry Brock: Moving in to the Virtual Panel Discussion Environment

Tip #25 with Scott Kirsner: Balancing the Role Between Panelist and Moderator

Tip #24 with Patricia Fripp: One Piece of Advice for Panelists

Tip #23 with Scott Kirsner: How Do You Know You’ve Been Successful?

Tip #22 with Scott Kirsner: Extending the Conversation

Tip #21 with Mark Sanborn: The One Thing for Panel Moderators to Remember

Tip #20 with Joe Calloway: How to Coach the Panelists Before the Panel Discussion

Tip #19 with Joe Calloway: Enjoy the Panel Discussion!

Tip #18 with Joe Calloway: When to Open Up the Panel Discussion to Audience Q&A?

Tip #17 with Joe Calloway: How Do You Ensure the Panel Discussion Stays on Topic?

Tip #16 with Joe Calloway: Do You Bring Panelists Together Before the Panel Discussion?

Tip #15 with Joe Calloway: How To Create Great Questions to Ask the Panelists During a Panel Discussion

Tip #14 with Joe Calloway: Do You Ever Say “No” to Moderating a Panel?

Tip #13 with Joe Calloway: It’s Not a Panel Discussion. It’s a Conversation!

Tip #12 with Scott Kirsner: What Do You Do With a Panelist Who Won’t Shut Up During a Panel Discussion?

Tip #11 with Patricia Fripp: How Much Time Does a Panelist Need to Prepare for a Panel Discussion?

Tip #10 with Joe Calloway: How Do You Prepare for a Panel Discussion?

Tip #9 with Mark Sanborn: How Do You Like To Engage the Audience During a Panel Discussion?

Tip #8 with Scott McKain: What Do You Do After the Introduction?

Tip #7 with Patricia Fripp – Do Moderators Just Show Up for a Panel Discussion?

Tip #6 with Scott Kirsner: Can a Moderator Over-Prepare for a Panel Discussion?

Tip #5 with Scott McKain: How Do You Know What the Audience Wants?

Tip #4 with Scott Kirsner: How to Engage Audience Early During Panel Discussions

Tip #3 with Joe Calloway: How to Introduce the Panelists

Tip #2 with Brian Walter: Overcoming Deathly Panel Discussion Q&A Sessions

Tip #1 with Scott Kirsner: Future of Panel Discussions

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