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January 8, 2018

Panels are the Easy Way to Show Gender Diversity – or Are They?

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has received some harsh criticism lately for the lack of female keynote speakers at this year’s show.
June 8, 2017

How Panel Moderators Can Help Meeting Planners in Event Promotion

It’s sad, but true.  No one really thinks about the panel moderator during the marketing and promotion process.  Although the panel moderator is not directly responsible for […]
July 12, 2016

Should You Pay Your Panelists?

Dave emailed me a most intriguing question:  “Should I pay a someone to be part of our panel?  It’s a stand alone panel which is NOT affiliated with […]
December 10, 2015

How to Select a Panel Moderator for a Panel Presentation

When I talk to my clients about where they source their panel moderators to facilitate a panel discussion at a meeting, conference or convention, I’m not […]
October 15, 2015

Attention Meeting Professionals: The Main Reason Your Panels are Boring

This week at IMEX America in Las Vegas, I was speaking about how to make your panel discussions go from boring to bravo. Before the session […]
May 27, 2015

How to Find “D.E.E.P.” Panelists

When putting together a powerful panel, round up a handful of interesting people with different experiences and perspectives.  In other words, look for DEEP panelists:
June 5, 2014

Should Meeting Organizers Put Panel Discussions Back to Back?

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 […]
April 30, 2014

Do You Need to Have “Panel” in the Title of Your Panel Discussion?

Last week, I blogged about the importance of having an intriguing title to incite people to come to your session.  But then that got me thinking….Do […]
March 27, 2014

Limit the Number of Panelists in a Panel Discussion

I simply don’t understand the thinking of putting a dozen panelists in a panel discussion format that will last an hour or so.
March 26, 2014

Panel Discussions are Pervasive – So Let’s Make ‘Em Better!

For the last two days, I attended a conference in my hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Always nice to sleep in my own bed vs. stay in […]
March 18, 2014

The 2014 Panel Report: Are Panel Discussions Effective?

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