February 6, 2024
Test of Panelist Success

The Ultimate Litmus Test of Panelist Success

As a panelist in a panel discussion, how do you know you’ve done a good job? What is the ultimate litmus test of panelist success? Sure, […]
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 […]
November 1, 2023
When to Have a Panel Discussion

When to Have a Panel Discussion

I was chatting with Event Strategist Devon Montgomery Pasha about when to have a panel discussion – and when not to. (You can listen to the […]
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 […]
April 27, 2023
planned spontaneity

Planned Spontaneity During a Panel Discussion

During a recent appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show, omnipresent Comic-Con panel moderator Chris Hardwick shared a brilliant example of planned spontaneity during a panel discussion! Jennifer Hudson was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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” […]
April 6, 2022
The Audience and Panel Discussions

Is the Panel Discussion All About the Audience?

I had this comment about the audience and panel discussions on my YouTube 7-part video series: “This is the problem with moderators. ‘its all about the […]
January 26, 2022
Making Numbers Count on a Panel Discussion

Making Numbers Count on a Panel Discussion

Panelists often spout big numbers to make their point or dazzle the audience with their brilliance. But I’m not so sure how effective they are in […]
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