In Tina Fey’s bestselling book, Bossypants, Fey shares, “the first rule of improvisation is AGREE. Always agree and SAY YES. When you’re improvising, this means you are required to agree with whatever your partner has created.”
For example, you might ask, “What are some of the challenges you see ahead [about the topic]? We’ll start with Panelist A (who is sitting the farthest away from you) and THEN each of you must ‘improv it’ by saying, “Yes and…”
Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator, and high-stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for interactive, interesting, and engaging panel presentations. For more resources like this, or to have Kristin moderate your next panel visit the Powerful Panels official website.