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3 Fatal Flaws of a Panel Discussion

It’s downright depressing.  You walk out of a potentially fabulous panel discussion and wonder, “What happened?”  As you scratch your head, you’ll be asking those around you, “What was that all about” or just mutter under your breath, “That was weird….”

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Call for a Lightning Round to Add Pizzazz to your Panel Discussion

Change up your format with a quick “Lightning Round” to add a little pizzazz to your next panel discussion.


9 Reasons Why Comic-Con Panels Are So Popular

San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest conference celebrating the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture, just ended. Although I can’t prove it, I believe Comic-con has the most number of panels scheduled for one conference AND the largest room to watch a panel (Hall H can hold 6,500 attendees – and it was packed

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How to Prepare Your Panelists to be Brilliant

A recipe for panel disaster is allowing the panelists to “just show up” and expect brilliance to spring forth.  Sure, it could happen if the panelists are socially aware, have met each other before, and are willing to stay focused on the topic.  But without any preparation, it probably won’t go so well.


The 2014 Panel Report: Are Panel Discussions Effective?

It's finally here! In the largest survey ever conducted about panel discussions, 539 executives, thought leaders and meeting planners shared their frustrations about the panel format.  “The Panel Report: A 2014 Snapshot on the Effectiveness of Panel Discussions at Meetings, Conferences and Conventions,” looks at the effectiveness of the format, the moderator and panelists –