Powerful Panels Blog

November 17, 2021
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Panel Moderator Certificate

Recognize the efforts of your panel moderator with a panel moderator certificate. I’ve mentioned other ways to recognize your panel moderators and panelists, but here’s another […]
November 2, 2021
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How to Promote Yourself During a Panel Discussion

Wondering how the heck you can subtly promote yourself during a panel discussion?  You don’t want to be too pushy or too salesy BUT there is […]
October 20, 2021
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Demonstration Panel Format to Discuss Best Practices

During this week’s Powerful Panel Podcast, David Cruickshank shared his “demonstration panel format” which is a brilliant format to share and discuss best practices. Cruickshank mostly […]
October 13, 2021
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Please Help Me Crowdsource My Next Book – The Powerful Panelist

I’m writing the next Powerful Panels book to answer panelists’ frequently asked questions. I would LOVE to hear the specific questions you have about being a […]
September 29, 2021
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35 Illuminating LGBTQ Panel Discussion Questions to Spark Conversation

Since October is LGBTQ History Month (not to be confused with Pride Month held in June), there will probably be plenty of panels discussing the importance […]
September 15, 2021
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30 Panel Discussion Questions on Digital Transformation

Especially with the digital disruption and rapid adoption of technology during this COVID world, there are more and more panel discussions about digital transformation. So here […]
September 8, 2021

Panel Discussion Topics

In talking with myriad meeting organizers, whenever I ask about panel discussion topics, I usually get a one or two-word response such as “Leadership,” “Technology,” “COVID,” […]
September 2, 2021
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How Panelists can Respond to Pesky “Gotcha” Questions

It’s every panelists’ nightmare: the panel moderator asks a question that comes from left field that leaves you staring like a deer in headlights.  Modeled by […]
August 25, 2021
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50 Career Panel Questions to Inspire Your Students

A Career Day Panel is a great way for students to hear from diverse business people about their jobs, career paths, education, and skills required to […]
August 19, 2021
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45 Female Leadership Panel Discussion Questions

I recently wrote a blog with 45 potential leadership panel questions and was subsequently challenged to write about female leadership panel discussion questions! So, without being […]
August 11, 2021

40 Alumni Panel Questions to Inspire Current and Prospective Students

An Alumni Panel is a great way for prospective and current students to hear from a small group of graduates about their various stories: their decision […]
August 4, 2021
Diversity and inclusion panel questions

30 Diversity and Inclusion Panel Questions to Spark Meaningful Conversation

I received a comment on a recent blog post asking about diversity and inclusion panel questions. While the topic of “diversity and inclusion” (D&I) is rather […]
July 27, 2021
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The Worst Panel Question

Last week at the National Speakers Association convention, C-Suite marketing maven, Jeffrey Hayzlett moderated a panel discussion on podcasting. After the introductory remarks, he quipped, “The […]
July 7, 2021
Leadership Panel Questions

45 Great Leadership Panel Questions

A colleague of mine is moderating a high-level leadership panel and asked, “What are the best leadership panel questions?”  Like most open-ended questions, I had to […]
June 28, 2021
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24 Questions to Ask In ANY Panel Discussion

As you are preparing to moderate a panel discussion, you’ll want to develop a list of good questions to ask in a panel discussion. The Order […]
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