At some point in their professional development, most executives learn how to give a speech. They are able to share information with their investors, stakeholders, employees and customers in a compelling way.
But I gotta tell you, more than 30 minutes of an executive telling us what they think we need to know is a bit too much. I don’t care how eloquent you are. After 30 minutes, you need to change it up by changing the format and/or engaging the audience.
So next time you want to keep talking during a presentation, shift the energy with a panel discussion.
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Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator and high-stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for interactive, interesting, and engaging panel presentations. For more resources like this, or to have Kristin moderate your next panel visit the Powerful Panels official website
I run an event management software company called EventsCase. One of our most requested products is the event app where you can use the Q&A tab for live polls and Q&A during event sessions and workshops through Slido. We have always received positive feedback when facilitators use the app for panel discussions — especially when two-way communication is involved. This is somehow similar to the theme of this blog where instead of giving a speech, you involve the audience in a discussion.