July 27, 2021
worstpanelquestion

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
QuestionstoAskInaPanelDiscussion

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
bestpanelquestions

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
goodpaneldiscussionquestions

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
Panel Discussion Questions

17 Different Types of Panel Discussion Questions

17 different types of questions posed to panelists during a panel discussion
June 3, 2021
Panel Discussion Questions

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 19, 2021
How to Moderate a Panel

How to Moderate a Panel Discussion

So you’ve been asked to moderate a panel discussion for the very first time. OR, you haven’t done one in a while and are wondering about how to moderate a panel discussion. As a leading expert in moderating panel discussions, here is the recipe I use to prepare for and moderate a lively and informative panel discussion: Clarify the vision with the meeting organizer Select, invite, and confirm the panelists Prepare an engaging format Start with a strong opening Facilitate a lively conversation Sprinkle in audience Q&A Finish with a clarion call to action
April 14, 2021

5 Ways to Balance Panelist Airtime During a Panel Discussion

One of the core values for all moderators is the notion of “fairness.” Every panelist should have roughly the same number of questions asked of him/her, […]
April 7, 2021

Pack a 1-2-3 Panel Discussion Punch!

Thank goodness the pandemic ice storm is beginning to thaw and we’re starting to venture outside and meeting in person again.  Most agree, we cannot “go […]
March 24, 2021

How to Select Diverse People to Ask a Question During a Panel Discussion

As a leading expert on moderating panels, I am often asked to watch a panel discussion and provide the organization and/or moderator feedback – what went […]
March 17, 2021

Participant-Centered Approach to Curate Panel Discussion Questions

Bob Pike, Chairman and Founder of the Training and Performance Forum, shared this panel discussion format of “capturing the question” using small groups during a panel […]
March 3, 2021

How to Gracefully Interrupt a Panelist Who Talks Too Long

I would be rich if I got a dollar for every time I am asked how to tactfully cut off a panelist who talks too long.  […]
February 23, 2021

Plan Panelist Introductions that Benefit the Audience

Somewhere at the beginning of your panel discussion, the panelists need to be introduced.  You would think this is is a simple task. There are several […]
February 3, 2021

10 Question Discussion Guide for the Book: 123 Ways to Add Pizazz to a Panel Discussion

Readers: Erin Albert, creative pharmacist, author, attorney, and edutainer posted this on LinkedIn and I thought it was brilliant!  With her permission, I am sharing this […]
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