Professional panel moderator, Kristin Arnold asked this question of Jeffrey Hayzlett, a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders:
How do you like to finish your panel discussions at meetings, conferences, and conventions?
Kristin: So how do you like to finish your panel discussion?
Jeffrey: Um, I usually try to wrap it up with either letting them each say one thing they didn’t get accomplished in a really short amount of time. That is their one key point that you want to leave the audience with and slash or I like to leave it with what I took away from the panel quickly, you know, very like I, I heard this and I try to compliment or bring it out from the panel.
I’m like a summary point of something like, eh, you know, and for more information, make sure you go watch the show, listen to the show, see the tapes, listen to the tapes, whatever the, you know, the group has for the group and try to tie it back into the organization. This, I always try to tie it back into the value of why you’re sitting in the seat you’re at. Cause you. Yeah, that’s, that’s pretty good. I mean we’re there because of, because of somebody organized it. So.
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Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator, and high stakes meeting facilitator is on a crusade to make all panel discussions informative, interactive, and interesting. Specifically, she wants to help YOU become a better panel moderator. Why? Because 95% of annual meetings have panel discussions – and according to the 2014 Panel Report, it’s a fifty-fifty proposition they are any good at all! Expectations decrease dramatically when your attendees walk in and see the traditional draped head-table with microphones on short stands. There are sooooo many other ways to have a stimulating conversation! So let’s increase the probability of success for your next panel discussion with these resources.
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