Powerful Panels Blog

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” […]
August 3, 2022
women empowerment panel questions

30 Women Empowerment Panel Questions

I recently wrote a blog with 45 female leadership panel questions and have been challenged to write about women empowerment panel questions! So, without being redundant […]
July 28, 2022
difference between moderating and facilitating

The Difference Between Moderating and Facilitating an Event

A client recently thanked me for moderating an event, and in all truthfulness, I was facilitating that meeting – not moderating. I realize many people use […]
July 13, 2022
disagreement in a panel discussion

Disagreement in a Panel Discussion

Disagreement in a panel discussion can be crucial for robust conversation, so it’s important to learn how to recognize it, analyze it and make strategic moments […]
July 5, 2022
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Panel Discussion

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Panel Discussion

When considering various formats for an upcoming meeting, consider the advantages and disadvantages of a panel discussion – a live (or recorded), in-person, virtual, or “hybrid” […]
June 22, 2022

Consider Sending a Thank You Letter After Panel Discussion

It’s a lovely touch to write and send a thank you letter after a panel discussion.  After all, they have taken the time to prepare some […]
June 13, 2022
Panel Discussion Invitation

Sample Panel Discussion Invitation

You’ve identified your desired slate of D.E.E.P. panelists and now you need to send them a panel discussion invitation by email (or if you’re old school, […]
June 6, 2022
Favoritism During a Panel Discussion

Favoritism During a Panel Discussion

I could have screamed at a panel moderator who was clearly fawning over a famous panelist, “Stop showing favoritism during a panel discussion!” But that would […]
May 31, 2022
panelist definition

What is a Panelist? The Panelist Definition

Panelist Definition: A panelist is one among a group of people, typically 3-4 experts or practitioners in the field, who share facts, offer opinions, and respond […]
May 25, 2022
why you should be a panelist

8 Reasons Why You Should be a Panelist

So you’ve been asked to be a panelist on a panel discussion and you and your colleagues are wondering, “Why you should be a panelist? Why […]
May 17, 2022
disagree respectfully during a panel discussion

How to Disagree Respectfully During a Panel Discussion

Although you have been selected to speak candidly about your perspective, you may be wondering how to disagree respectfully during a panel discussion. It’s bound to […]
May 3, 2022
Ways to Promote Your Product or Service at a Panel Discussion

7 Ways to Promote a Product at a Panel Discussion

A panelist recently asked me, “How do I promote a product at a panel discussion without being too sales-y or pushy?” Good question, as one of […]
April 26, 2022
Panel Discussion Script On Stage

14 Ideas to Keep Your Panel Discussion Script on Stage

A client of mine was just days away from her first panel and texted me in a panic: “How do I bring my panel discussion script […]
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