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Panel Moderators: Tell Your Face to Smile!

As a panel discussion expert, I am always on the lookout for new ideas, formats, and styles.  So I’ve set up some Google Alerts to let me know when there is a blog post or video that includes “panel discussion,” “panel moderator” or “panelist.”  And I read and watch them ALL.  I know, you’re thinking,

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How Panel Moderators Can Manage Panelist PowerPoint Slides

I am currently preparing for a panel discussion where one panelist is insistent that she needs PowerPoint slides.  Considering that slides are usually for presentations – and the “one unforgivable offense” is to rise and give a presentation, I am loathing to entertain her request.  Panels should focus on the discussion and interaction between panelists and


How to Create GREAT Questions for Your Panelists to Answer during Your Panel Discussion

The key to any great panel discussion is for the moderator or audience to ask great questions that inspires frank conversation amongst the panelists.