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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
Female Leadership Panel Discussion Questions

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
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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 […]
June 16, 2021
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What are the Best Panel Questions to Ask?

Last week, I wrote about good panel questions and a reader emailed me to ask, “If that’s what’s GOOD, what are the BEST panel questions to […]
June 15, 2021
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Good Panel Discussion Questions

Dsicover the 6 attributes of a good panel discussion question AND the 7 Issues with Non-planned panel discussion questions.
June 9, 2021
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17 Different Types of Panel Discussion Questions

17 different types of questions posed to panelists during a panel discussion
June 3, 2021
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Panel Moderation Technique: The Audience as the Fourth Panelist

During a recent interview with Sarah Michel, VP of Connexity at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, she mentioned a technique she uses when moderating a panel discussion: The […]
May 26, 2021
How to Structure a Panel Discussion

How To Structure a Panel Discussion

The typical panel consists of seven tasks that are performed in the following order: Welcome Panelist introductions Panelist presentations and/or initial remarks Moderator-curated questions directed to the panelists Questions from the audience directed to a panelist(s) Summary Thank you and final administrative remarks The panel moderator may opt to do all seven tasks, omit some, combine a few, or design a unique format to achieve the overall desired results.
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