Should Meeting Organizers Put Panel Discussions Back to Back?

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I am not a big fan of the words “never,”  “always,” everyone,” or “no one.”  They don’t leave any wiggle room for an exception to the rule.

And so, after seeing a rash of back to back panel discussions, I am tempted to say, “NEVER put one panel discussion after another.”

Why?  Because your audience deserves variety.  A change of pace.  Something different.  And with so many different formats, is it really necessary to do TWO panels back to back?  I don’t think so.

Let’s get a little creative.  Have ONE amazing panel discussion and then do something else.

 

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Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator and high stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for interactive, interesting, and engaging panel presentations. For more resources like this, or to have Kristin moderate your next panel visit the Powerful Panels official website.

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