Panel Discussion

September 24, 2019

Avoid This Bias to Avoid Lackluster Panels

I have long thought that inattention or ignorance were the cause of lackluster panels.  Inattention in that the meeting organizers, moderators, and panelists simply show up […]
August 19, 2019

10 Commandments of Panel Discussion Microphone Runners

I was recently moderating a panel discussion with several hundred people in attendance and we decided to use microphone runners to solicit questions from the audience […]
July 2, 2019

How to Use BINGO During a Panel Discussion

You might have noticed that I’ve been reporting on the Democratic Presidential Primary debates!  And as I was trolling about looking for tidbits of information, I […]
May 29, 2019

The Art to Answering TOUGH Audience Questions

Q&A is often the biggest fear for many panelists. What if I get asked a hard-ball question?  What if I can’t answer it?  What if I […]
April 22, 2019

Taking a FRESH Angle on the 2019-2020 Presidential Debates

The 2019-20 Presidential Debate season is going to be a hot mess.  While most pundits are going to discuss what each candidate said, I’ll be taking […]
February 13, 2019

Create a “Front Porch” Dialogue at Your Next Panel Discussion

I just read an article in PCMA Convene magazine on the “Traveling Front Porch” – The Promiseland Project to reunite the polarized America and help citizens […]
December 18, 2018

How Can a Panel Discussion Be TRULY One of a Kind?

As a panel discussion aficionado, I geek out over my Google Alerts on all things about panels.  So I was curious when this press release hit […]
December 11, 2018

How to Deal with a Lull In Conversation During a Panel Discussion

As a panel moderator or a panelist, what do you do when your panel discussion hits a lull in the conversation?  What action can you take when […]
November 13, 2018

What If You Realized You Were a Male Panelist on a Manel?

What would you do if you realized that you were a male panelist on (yet another) all-male panel, otherwise known as a “manel”?
November 5, 2018

How to Make a Memorable Impact as a Panelist

So you’re talking to your panelists in preparation for an amazing panel discussion, and one of your panelists asks, “What can I do to make an […]
October 25, 2018

Do TV News “Panels” Have Constructive Discussions?

In this age of increasingly polarized opinions, I watch with horror the television news shows that host a “panel” of experts – who all talk over […]
September 17, 2018

Is a Panel Discussion Merely a “Staged Conversation?”

Is a panel discussion merely a “staged conversation” as noted by Indian author and frequent panelist Jerry Pinto in a recent blog posting?
April 9, 2018

“If There is a Hell, It Would Be a Panel Discussion”

I recently noticed a tweet that said, “If there is a hell, it would be a panel discussion.”
March 20, 2018

Close a Panel Discussion with a Rant

Here’s a fun way to end your panel discussion:  it’s the thirty-second rant.
September 7, 2017

CONNECT Conference Takeaways from a Social Media Manager

Greetings from a guest blogger! After a few years of taking the steering wheel to manage Kristin Arnold’s social media and online reputation, it’s time to […]
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