virtual panel discussion

September 16, 2020

Use the Full “Camera Stage” to Spark Interest and Variety

Just as actors and speakers use the physical stage, virtual presenters, panel moderators, and panelists should use the “camera stage” to spark interest and variety while […]
September 9, 2020

Prompt Brilliant Panelist Discussion with the “What If” Game

Who knows what the future holds for you, me, our community, our country, the world?  These are the questions that many panel moderators are posing to […]
August 12, 2020

Panel Moderators: Share How BEST to Use the Chatbox

One measure of audience engagement in a virtual panel discussion is the use of the chatbox.  One of my clients said, “I want to see the […]
August 5, 2020

Lessons to Learn from a Virtual Panel Discussion on Wardrobe

As a Nordstrom cardholder since 1982, I was delighted to receive an invitation to attend “The Virtual Anniversary: The Capsule Wardrobe.”  Based on the title, I […]
August 2, 2020

Reference List for Moderating a Virtual Panel Discussion

If you can’t moderate a panel well in the live, face-to-face world, you probably won’t do a great job in the virtual world. And why is […]
July 29, 2020

Enhance the Virtual Panel Discussion Experience with Tips from Comic-Con

The mother of all panel events is San Diego Comic-Con where 6,500 people line up for Hall H.  Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you had a […]
July 22, 2020

4 Ideas to Engage the Audience Before a Virtual Panel Discussion

I recently attended a virtual panel discussion that went a bit sideways right out of the gate.  Rather than use the “waiting room” feature and have […]
July 1, 2020

Creative Ways of Getting Virtual Audience Feedback

You’ve decided you want to poll the audience to get their opinion, select among a limited number of options, or to gauge their level of interest […]
May 27, 2020

Sample Script for a Virtual Panel Discussion

I recently moderated a one-hour virtual panel about the future of meetings using Zoom that went exactly according to plan (which is extremely rare!).  In preparation, […]
May 20, 2020

How to Be a Brilliant Remote Panelist

For the foreseeable future, panels will be virtual (where everybody is geographically dispersed, connected through a digital platform) or hybrid (where there is a group of […]
May 13, 2020

30 Ways to Engage Your Audience During a Virtual Panel Discussion

Virtual panel discussions are all the rage during this COVID-crisis.  Yet many of them are one-way communications between the panelists with little interaction from the audience.  […]
April 29, 2020

The Seamless Way to Incorporate a “Remote Panelist” Into Your Panel Discussion

Now that several states are starting to “open up,” don’t be surprised if a few small face-to-face meetings are held while using social distancing guidelines.  Some […]
April 22, 2020

Don’t Forget the VIRTUAL Audience During a Hybrid Panel Discussion

With all this talk about “opening up” the country, I have to believe that people will eventually start coming together – in small groups live-streamed out […]
April 8, 2020

Use a “Breakout Room” to Moderate a Virtual Panel Discussion

When moderating a panel virtually, consider using the “breakout room” function – smaller group sessions that are split off from the main meeting.
March 24, 2020

How to Moderate a Virtual Panel Discussion

With the rise of the coronavirus, many of us are meeting virtually (Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting, or MS Team seem to be the most popular).  The panel […]
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