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The Panel Moderator’s Role During a Panel Discussion: The Tough Truth

You just finished moderating a lively and informative panel discussion.  The audience is clearly appreciative of the conversation with abundant applause and additional conversation amongst themselves and with the panelists.

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A Brilliant and Highly Engaging Panel Format

Dr. John McLaughlin, creator and host of the political talk show,“The McLaughlin Group” died at age 89 on Wednesday.

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How to Effectively Use a Prop in a Panel Discussion

Have you ever thought about using a “prop” to add a little pizazz to your panel discussion?

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Preparing and Facilitating Fabulous Panels – NSA Panel Discussion Debrief

Head’s Up! Deconstruction of NSA’s Influence ’16 amazing panel discussion moderated by our very own Kate Delaney! I’ll be chatting with her this Wednesday, 8/3 at 11am ET to take a deep dive in to what she did to prepare and facilitate such a fabulous panel! You can join us at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/812/88665ec0c4

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How to Execute a Powerful “Panel-in-the-Round”

Note: This is part three of a three part series on Theater-in-the-Round.  Today, the focus is on having a panel-in-the-round.  Enjoy! While theater-in-the-round is a unique audience-centered seating arrangement, it is all the more challenging in which to have a robust panel discussion.

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Research Every Panel Moderator Must Do Before a Panel Discussion

As the moderator of a panel discussion, it is your job to facilitate the conversation so the audience receives tremendous value from their expertise and perspectives. You cannot do this effectively if you don’t know the people on your panel, the topic, or what your audience expects.

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How to Select a Panel Moderator for a Panel Presentation

When I talk to my clients about where they source their panel moderators to facilitate a panel discussion at a meeting, conference or convention, I’m not surprised:

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How to Prepare to Be a Brilliant Panelist

You just agreed to be a panelist at your organization’s annual meeting and you are wondering, “What was I thinking?”

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10 Actions Moderators Can Do AFTER the Panel Discussion is Over

Congratulations! You have moderated an amazingly successful panel discussion. You met the panel objectives, delivered on the promise, made the panelists look like heroes and the audience received tremendous value. But it’s not over…yet.

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How to Get Your Panel Discussion Proposal Approved by Conference Organizers

I was having a great conversation with Mark Milroy, CAE, Vice President of Learning at ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.  He has seen ALOT of panel proposals come through his office – most of which say, “I’ll put great people on the panel and make it interesting for the audience.  We’ll use humor, stories, and have

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