I am attending a national convention that is using an innovative panel discussion format that I am calling the “P-Cubed Format.” Here’s how it goes:
You may not use this panel discussion format very often, but when you want the audience to walk a mile in another person’s shoes, try the “Ask a Fill-In-The-Blank” format.
Brian Walter, Founder of Extreme Meetings shares this unique format that will seriously grab the attention of your entire organization:
At Connect Marketplace 2017, I was talking with Matt Dadey about an innovative panel format he experienced at the World Education Congress. They had three panels that occurred throughout the one-hour session – with NO pre-selected panelists! Matt explained, “None of it was pre-planned which is pretty much a planner’s dream come true! Locking down
Everyone loves a good debate -especially if there is a strong sense of an even-handed process facilitated by a skilled moderator, there are opportunities for the audience to get involved in the conversation, AND that they get to vote as to who wins!
So what happens AFTER the panel discussion? People hover around the panelists wanting to ask their specific question. What about everyone else? What if they want to keep talking, but as in most cases, the room needs to be “turned” during the break?
PCMA recently highlighted an unusual debate-style panel format conducted at the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers’ (IAPCO) Annual Meeting in Dubai in February.
Picture this: A conference program proclaiming a “panel discussion of thought leaders.” A room set with a lectern and four black wrought-iron bar stools. An audience expecting a panel discussion….
Every day, Google sends me the links to any article posted on the Internet that contains the words “panel discussion,” “panel moderator” or “panel moderation.” I scan the article for any tidbits of wisdom and then “pin” the picture of the panel on Pinterest.
The typical panel discussion consists of seven specific tasks: Welcome. The panel moderator welcomes the audience. Tees up the topic and explains why it is a timely and important topic to discuss in this format (whatever format that might be!). Introductions. The panelists are introduced to the audience – either the moderator introduces them or they