Powerful Panels Blog

April 5, 2023
Panelist Speaking Order

Panelist Speaking Order Advantages & Disadvantages

The order in which panelists offer their prepared remarks is a major factor in determining how they will be perceived.  While each panelist will be speaking […]
March 31, 2023
promoting the panel discussion

How Panelists Can Help With Promoting the Panel Discussion

Promoting the panel discussion is not just the responsibility of the event organizer.  As a panel moderator or as a panelist, you can help promote the […]
March 22, 2023
Presentation at a Panel Discussion

Do You Have to Give a Presentation at a Panel Discussion?

While I prefer panelists are NOT asked to give initial remarks or a presentation at a panel discussion, I also realize that some panels are formatted […]
March 14, 2023
The Last Question of a Panel Discussion

The Last Question of a Panel Discussion

Nick Morgan wrote a fabulous book called Give Your Speech, Change the World.  I believe the same thing holds true with panel discussions. What’s the point if you […]
March 9, 2023
use profanity during a panel discussion

Can I Use Profanity During a Panel Discussion?

I was recently asked this question by a client I am coaching to be a powerful panelist: “I have been known to swear…can I use profanity […]
March 1, 2023
Facilitate a Meaningful Audience Q&A

How to Facilitate a Meaningful Audience Q&A Session During a Panel Discussion

At some point during a panel discussion, the panel moderator will turn to the audience and ask for questions.  Most folks call this “Audience Q&A” where […]
February 24, 2023
Use AI to Craft Your Panel Discussion Questions

Use AI to Craft Your Panel Discussion Questions

Last week, we let AI draft the blog about the “biggest panelist faux pas.” That got me thinking….how can we use AI to craft panel discussion […]
February 14, 2023

ChatGPT’s Answer to Panelist Faux Pas

Hello from the depths of my office where I have my head down working on my new book, The Powerful Panelist. Since ChatGPT has hit the […]
February 9, 2023
keep the audience in mind

Panelists – Don’t Forget to Keep the Audience In Mind

It annoys me when panelists solely talk to the panel moderator and their fellow panelists – and never address the audience. After all, it is the […]
February 1, 2023
moderator cards

Moderator Cards: What They Are and How Panel Moderators Use Them

Moderator cards are an efficient way of keeping your panel discussion on track. You can use index cards as prompts for your welcoming remarks, panelist introductions, […]
January 27, 2023
Davos Economic Summit Panel Discussion

Blatant Gender Bias at a Davos Economic Summit Panel Discussion

The World Economic Forum at Davos is considered to be the gold standard when it comes to panel discussions. So it was surprising to hear about […]
January 11, 2023
powerful panel blogs

Top 5 Most Popular Powerful Panels Blogs 2022

Here at the Powerful Panels blog, week after week we deliver answers to your most pressing questions about panel discussions. We deliver insights on the most […]
January 4, 2023
practice for a panel discussion

Should I Practice for a Panel Discussion?

A common question I am asked is “Should I practice for a panel discussion?” My pithy response is that it can’t hurt! Seriously though, you should […]
December 1, 2022
Panelist Preparation in Regulated Industries

Panelist Preparation in Regulated Industries

I was having a Zoom chit-chat with a new LinkedIn colleague and as we were getting to know each other, he said, “You know what the […]
November 23, 2022
Where to Sit as a Panelist

Where to Sit as a Panelist During a Panel Discussion

Ideally, the panel moderator has briefed you prior to the panel discussion about the room logistics: The stage, the chairs, and where you will be sitting […]
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