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I was talking with Tim Mathy at SpeakInc about a panel he was on that “flowed amazingly well.”

The moderator took questions from the audience via an app and the panelists had one minute (total) to answer.  If the audience wanted more discussion about the topic, they held up a green flag and they continued the conversation.  If there were more red flags, then the next question was asked.

Tim said, “None of the ‘stocked’ questions were ever brought in to play!”

It’s a simple and elegant format that keeps the audience engaged!

For more resources on how to make panels better, make sure to check out this knowledge vault which is chock-full of customizable checklists, worksheets, templates, agendas, sample emails, video interviews and webinars with industry icons and professional moderators.

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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.

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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF|Master has been facilitating meaningful conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve extraordinary results for 25+ years. She's a leading authority on moderating panel discussions and passionate about finding the perfect olive to complement a vodka martini.
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