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“Fun” panel questions can inject energy and engagement into a discussion while still being relevant and thought-provoking. Here are some characteristics of “fun” panel questions and examples:

Characteristics of “Fun” Panel Questions:

  1. Creativity: Fun panel questions often spark creativity and encourage panelists to think outside the box.
  2. Unexpectedness: They may surprise panelists and the audience, leading to lively and spontaneous responses.
  3. Humor: Injecting humor into a question can lighten the mood and create a more relaxed atmosphere.
  4. Relevance: Despite being fun, the questions should still be relevant to the panel’s topic or theme. (Note: The examples below would have to be tweaked to align with your topic or audience interests).
  5. Interactivity: Questions that involve audience participation or hypothetical scenarios can enhance engagement.

Examples of “Fun” Panel Questions:

Icebreaker Questions:

  • “If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be and why?”
  • “What’s the most interesting thing on your bucket list?”

Hypothetical Scenarios:

  • “If you woke up tomorrow with a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it to solve a current world issue?”
  • “If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three items, what would they be?”

Personal Preferences:

  • “What’s your guilty pleasure TV show or movie?”
  • “If you could only listen to one music album for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

Would You Rather:

  • “Would you rather have the ability to time travel or teleport?”
  • “Would you rather explore the deep ocean or outer space?”

Lightning Round:

  • “What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever tried?”
  • “If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be?”

Future Predictions:

  • “What do you think will be the next big technological advancement?”
  • “Where do you see your industry heading in the next decade?”

Pop Culture References:

  • “If your life was a movie, what genre would it be?”
  • “Which fictional character do you most identify with and why?”

By incorporating these elements into fun panel questions, you can make your panel discussion more memorable and enjoyable.

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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF|Master has been facilitating meaningful conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve extraordinary results for 25+ years. She's a leading authority on moderating panel discussions and passionate about finding the perfect olive to complement a vodka martini.
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