Powerful Panels Blog

July 5, 2022
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Panel Discussion

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Panel Discussion

When considering various formats for an upcoming meeting, consider the advantages and disadvantages of a panel discussion – a live (or recorded), in-person, virtual, or “hybrid” […]
June 22, 2022

Consider Sending a Thank You Letter After Panel Discussion

It’s a lovely touch to write and send a thank you letter after a panel discussion.  After all, they have taken the time to prepare some […]
June 13, 2022
Panel Discussion Invitation

Sample Panel Discussion Invitation

You’ve identified your desired slate of D.E.E.P. panelists and now you need to send them a panel discussion invitation by email (or if you’re old school, […]
June 6, 2022
Favoritism During a Panel Discussion

Favoritism During a Panel Discussion

I could have screamed at a panel moderator who was clearly fawning over a famous panelist, “Stop showing favoritism during a panel discussion!” But that would […]
May 31, 2022
panelist definition

What is a Panelist? The Panelist Definition

Panelist Definition: A panelist is one among a group of people, typically 3-4 experts or practitioners in the field, who share facts, offer opinions, and respond […]
May 25, 2022
why you should be a panelist

8 Reasons Why You Should be a Panelist

So you’ve been asked to be a panelist on a panel discussion and you and your colleagues are wondering, “Why you should be a panelist? Why […]
May 17, 2022
disagree respectfully during a panel discussion

How to Disagree Respectfully During a Panel Discussion

Although you have been selected to speak candidly about your perspective, you may be wondering how to disagree respectfully during a panel discussion. It’s bound to […]
May 3, 2022
Ways to Promote Your Product or Service at a Panel Discussion

7 Ways to Promote Your Product or Service at a Panel Discussion

A panelist recently asked me, “How do I position my book without being too sales-y or pushy?” Good question, as one of the reasons you want […]
April 26, 2022

14 Ideas to Keep Your Panel Discussion Script on Stage

A client of mine was just days away from her first panel and texted me in a panic: “How do I bring my panel discussion script […]
April 20, 2022

Pepper Notices into Your Panel Discussion

Rather than save all the notices and information (aka “housekeeping”) for the end of the panel discussion, why not pepper them throughout the panel? When you […]
April 6, 2022
The Audience and Panel Discussions

Is the Panel Discussion All About the Audience?

I had this comment about the audience and panel discussions on my YouTube 7-part video series: “This is the problem with moderators. ‘its all about the […]
March 30, 2022
Goodie Bag Panel Discussion Format

The Goodie Bag Panel Discussion Format

When you have a good sense of the various topics you want to cover, try this unique goodie bag panel discussion format: For each topic, select […]
March 15, 2022

Sample Script for a Panel Discussion in the Round

I recently put together this sample script for a panel discussion in the round, otherwise known as a “fishbowl” format. Thought it might be useful as […]
March 10, 2022

A Simple Hack to Make Your Panel Discussion More Interesting

Everyone loves to hear their name – especially during a panel discussion. It makes them feel special. Why? Because hearing your name literally causes a chemical […]
February 21, 2022

Making the Best Panel Moderator Decisions

A new panel moderator recently contacted me with all kinds of questions about her upcoming panel: What’s best? Should I sit stage right and have all […]
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