January 18, 2024
clipboard for a panel discussion

Personalize Your Clipboard for a Panel Discussion

I always get so many compliments on the clipboard that I use during my panel discussions. Here’s what I do to personalize my clipboard for a […]
January 9, 2024
Turn Off Your Audience

12 VERY Easy Ways to Turn Off Your Audience During a Panel Discussion

We’ve all been there. The panel moderator or a panelist says or does something that turns us off. Instead of leaning into the conversation, we lean […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 19, 2023
Moderate a Panel Confidently

Moderate a Panel Confidently: 9 Tips to Quit Being in Your Head

I was coaching a new panel moderator through an important panel discussion and I commented that she was “being in your head” a bit much. That […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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