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

Let your panelists know that this is how you are going close the panel discussion.  You’re not asking them to script their response, but you coach them by saying, “At the end of the panel discussion, I’m going to let you go off on anything that bugs you and you could talk for as long as you want.”

Actually, that’s a lie.  When you get to the end of the panel, you say ‘Ok, you can go on a rant but for thirty seconds and we’re going to time you exactly.”  Give them a 3-second countdown…and then you time each of their rants.

When all the participants have ranted, thank the panelists, and you’re done with your panel discussion!

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Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator, and high-stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for interactive, interesting, and engaging panel presentations. For more resources like this, or to have Kristin moderate your next panel visit the Powerful Panels official website.

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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF | Master, high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator is on a quest to make all panel discussions lively and informative. Check out her free 7-part video series on how to moderate a panel and other resources to help you organize, moderate, or be a panel member.

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