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 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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 17, 2021

How Panel Moderators and Panelists Impress the Audience and Leave a Lasting Impression

I never know what to wear during a panel discussion. My general rule of thumb is to wear one cut above what the audience will be […]
November 17, 2021
panel moderator certificate

Panel Moderator Certificate

Recognize the efforts of your panel moderator with a panel moderator certificate. I’ve mentioned other ways to recognize your panel moderators and panelists, but here’s another […]
November 2, 2021
promote yourself during a panel discussion

How to Promote Yourself During a Panel Discussion

Wondering how the heck you can subtly promote yourself during a panel discussion?  You don’t want to be too pushy or too salesy BUT there is […]
September 2, 2021
gotcha questions

How Panelists can Respond to Pesky “Gotcha” Questions

It’s every panelists’ nightmare: the panel moderator asks a question that comes from left field that leaves you staring like a deer in headlights.  Modeled by […]
May 13, 2021
Panelist Do's & Don'ts

Panelist Do’s & Don’ts

If you are asked to serve on a panel discussion as a panelist, there are some things you should DO and some things you definitely should NOT do to be successful. Here's my list collected over the last ten years of moderating panel discussions:
September 16, 2019

BEWARE of the “Stacked Panel” At Your Next Conference

So here’s a new term I have never heard of: “Stacked Panel.”
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