Powerful Panels Blog

November 29, 2023
panelist crisis

How Moderators Can Handle an On-stage Panelist Crisis

Emergencies happen during a panel discussion. A panelist crisis could occur mid-panel discussion! Some you can plan for and some you can’t. So I was curious […]
November 22, 2023
panel discussion report format

Panel Discussion Report Format

For many academic and scientific panel discussions, it is not uncommon for the organization to publish a report that summarizes the key points, insights, and outcomes […]
November 15, 2023
Top Ten Trending Topics for Panel Discussions

Powerful Panels Top Ten Trending Topics for Panel Discussions – Q4, 2023

For the fourth quarter of 2023, these are the top ten trending topics for panel discussions at business events in priority order based on social media […]
October 30, 2023
Can you plan too much for a panel discussion (1)

Can You Plan Too Much For a Panel Discussion?

During one of my coaching sessions with a panel moderator, my client asked, “Can you plan too much for a panel discussion? Seems like there is […]
October 17, 2023
can i get paid to be a moderator

Can I Get Paid to be a Panel Moderator?

I am often asked, “Can I get paid to be a panel moderator?” Good question, and the answer is (like most things) “it depends.” Many panel […]
October 11, 2023
9 Factors to Consider When Organizing Your Panel Discussion (1)

9 Factors to Consider When Organizing Your Panel Discussion

What do you do if you don’t have a clear vision for your panel? What if all you have known is the traditional style panel format, […]
October 5, 2023
When to Hire a Professional Panel Moderator

When to Hire a Professional Panel Moderator

When the stakes are high and you really need to hit a home run, you’ll want to hire a professional panel moderator to: In the big […]
September 26, 2023
how to promote your panel discussion

How to Promote Your Panel Discussion

You have selected an awesome topic, premise, title, moderator, and panelists for your upcoming panel. Now you need to promote your panel discussion. 1. Write Compelling […]
September 19, 2023
Panel Discussion Recovery Lines

Panel Discussion Recovery Lines: What to do When the Unexpected Occurs

After you have moderated panel discussions for a while, you realize it is simply a matter of time before some “incident” will occur in the middle […]
September 13, 2023
Panelist on a Resume

Can I Put That I Was a Panelist on a Resume?

A panelist recently asked me, “Can I put that I was a panelist on a resume?” Honestly, I had never thought about that since I haven’t […]
September 6, 2023
misconceptions about panel discussions (1)

A Dozen Common Misconceptions about Panel Discussions

As I coach panelists to prepare for an upcoming panel discussion, there are a dozen common misconceptions about panel discussions that I think we need to […]
August 31, 2023
repurpose your panel discussion content

Repurpose Your Panel Discussion Content

Just because your panel discussion is over doesn’t mean you can’t continue the conversation! Events and media consultant Julius Solaris reminded me how important it is […]
August 17, 2023
Have a Vision for a Panel Discussion (1)

Have a Vision for a Panel Discussion

I was talking with a group of meeting organizers about the importance of having a vision for a panel discussion. Frankly, there were a few puzzled […]
August 9, 2023
Topic Premise and Title for Your Panel Discussion

Pick a Strong Topic, Premise, and Title for Your Panel Discussion

A meeting organizer recently contacted me about an upcoming panel they wanted me to moderate. She said, “The topic is about Artificial Intelligence (AI).” Shocker, as […]
August 3, 2023
stale panel discussion topic

What to Do With a Stale Topic in a Panel Discussion

It happens sometimes when you’ve been given a stale topic in a panel discussion. You sigh. Shake your head thinking, “The audience doesn’t want to hear […]
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