Panel Discussion Tip #203 with Chip Bell: Moderating from the Floor or From the Stage

Professional Panel Moderator Kristin Arnold asks Dr. Chip Bell professional speaker and panel moderator, to share his preference: to moderate from the floor with the audience or on the stage with the panelists during panel discussion at meetings, conferences, and conventions.

 

Video Transcript

Kristin: So Chip, where do you like to stand? Are you in the audience, or are you with the panelists?

Chip: I’m with them but I’m standing, they’re seated and I’m moving all around. Usually, sometimes when you’ve got a really big group, I’ll have a roaming camera, who’s projecting them also on a big screen.

 

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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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