Powerful Panels Blog

February 14, 2023
CHAT GPT

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 […]
November 9, 2022
Difference between a Panel Presentation and a Panel Discussion

Difference between a Panel Presentation and a Panel Discussion

I used to think the term “panel discussion” was synonymous with “panel presentation.” After all, most people use the terms interchangeably. While the word “panel” unites […]
November 1, 2022
Insert Yourself into a Panel Discussion

Insert Yourself into a Panel Discussion

It’s possible that you, as a panelist, may not be able to insert yourself into a panel discussion. Perhaps it is because you’re an introvert, or […]
October 20, 2022
Tips to Use a Microphone During a Panel Discussion

Tips to Use a Microphone During a Panel Discussion

If you are on a panel with more than 50 people in the audience, chances are you are going to have to use a microphone during […]
October 11, 2022
ways to calm your nerves before a panel discussion

21 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Panel Discussion

A little worried about your upcoming panel discussion? Here’s the good news: Stage fright or presentation anxiety is fairly common for new panel moderators or panelists, […]
October 5, 2022
when to have a panel discussion

When to Have a Panel Discussion

I’ve been wondering lately about the placement of panels, specifically when to have a panel discussion inserted into the flow of the program. True enough, panel […]
September 21, 2022
audience reflection panel format

Audience Reflection Panel Format

My colleague, Sarah Michel, used a creative “audience reflection panel format” at a recent conference. It went so well that her client wants her to repeat […]
August 17, 2022
Offer to Moderate a Panel Discussion

Reasons to Say “No” to an Offer to Moderate a Panel Discussion

While there are many (at least 9!) reasons to say “yes” to the invitation to moderate, there are an equal number of reasons to say “no” […]
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