Perhaps you’ve been asked to serve as a panelist in an upcoming panel discussion…and you may be wondering, “What do I have to do to be prepared?”
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….”
Change up your format with a quick “Lightning Round” to add a little pizzazz to your next panel discussion.
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
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.