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December 16, 2020

14 Ways to Add Visual Variety to a Virtual Panel Discussion

It was a virtual panel discussion at the end of a three-day virtual conference.  Not only was I suffering from Zoom fatigue, but all the panels […]
December 10, 2020

Live Virtual Panel Discussion Vs. a Recorded Panel Discussion: Pitfalls, Risks, Pros, Cons

This week, I was producing a virtual event that had two different types of panel discussions: a live panel discussion with the moderator and panelists in […]
December 2, 2020

Foster a Sense of Intimacy in the Virtual World

Dr. Ketra Armstrong one of the panelists at TEDxUofM said, “I liked (the Zoom format)…particularly when the cameras are on it feels like there is a […]
November 18, 2020

Roles of the Chatbox Moderator, Question Box Moderator, and Social Media Moderator During a Virtual Panel Discussion

For many virtual meetings, there are at least three channels the panel moderator should monitor:  the chatbox, the question box, and social media streams.
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

Differences Between Moderating an In-Person and 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 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.
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