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Award-winning author Kristin Arnold is an expert panel moderator and professional meeting facilitator. Featured on ABC and NBC as well as numerous publications such as ForbesHarvard Business Update, USA Today, and Selling Power, Kristin knows what it takes to lead, facilitate and participate on high performing teams.

As the past President of the National Speakers Association of the United States (2010-11) and one of the first female graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Kristin brings 20 years of practical team building experience to your audience. She has worked with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and is equally adept on the shop floor as she is in the executive boardroom.

Kristin will be the Rules Analyst for the 2019-20 Presidential Debate Season

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 a fresh angle:  Did the debate moderators do a good job facilitating the discussion?

Much like a football rules analyst, I’ll be commenting on the debate moderators: how objective, skilled and fair were they?

I’ll be available for interviews immediately after each debate with real-time data to back up my assertions:

  • Did the moderators follow their own ground rules?
  • Were the questions posed objectively?
  • Was the airtime equally distributed – or did one candidate have an unfair advantage?
  • Which candidates interrupted others?
  • Did the moderators intervene appropriately?

I’ll also have real-time polling of the “man on the street.”  In conjunction with Futuri Media (engagement manager to iHeartRadio), we’ll be polling the national radio audience with two questions:

  • Did the debate moderators do a good job?
  • Were the debate moderators fair and objective?

It’s a unique angle that hasn’t been reported…unless the debate goes off the rails.  (Remember Candy Crowley in the 2012 debate between Obama and Romney?)  Will the debates go off the rails this year?  Potentially.  The conversation will definitely be skewed, biased and crowded.  Regardless, I’ll be there to report it.

Democratic Primary Debates 2019:

  1. June 26-7, Miami, FL
  2. July 30-1, Detroit, MI
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Democratic Primary Debates 2020:

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Why do I want to report on the debates?  I am the leading authority on moderating panel discussions.  I literally wrote the book on it.  And I have never seen the current civil discourse so heated.  It’s bound to bleed over into the presidential debates.  I believe the public needs to know when the debate itself is being moderated well – and when it is not.

For more information, check out Kristin’s primary website, or contact her at 480.399.8489.


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