Professional Panel Moderator Kristin Arnold asks Dr. Chip Bell, professional speaker and panel moderator, what is it about panel discussions that drive him absolutely crazy!?
Kristin: Chip, what drives you absolutely nuts about panels?
Chip: The panel that’s dull, the panel that’s sort of boring, the panel that’s sort of like—we thought they were going to be all upbeat and fun but they aren’t; they’re sort of ho-hum, and that’s when you need to have in your kit bag sort of imaginative ways to get at the same thing rather than straightforward questions.
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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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