Professional panel moderator, Kristin Arnold asks Neen James, an expert on leveraging your focus and paying attention to what matters most at work and in life, on how to promote other sessions (than your own panel discussion!) at meetings, conferences, and conventions.
Kristin: How do you promote other sessions during the event using social media?
Neen: And so, what you can do is, as a moderator, you can have a look at other sessions, you don’t have to be just driving them to your session. You can say, “I’m so excited to be sitting in this particular session that Scott Stratten‘s doing at this particular opening,” or, “I’m so excited that my friend Judson Laipply is doing this session on change.” So, you can also promote people on the agenda, and you’re just a participant, and show them that you’re going to sit there and you’re going to learn.
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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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