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As a panel discussion aficionado, I geek out over my Google Alerts on all things about panels.  So I was curious when this press release hit my inbox:

It says: “…There will be a one of a kind panel discussion on battlefield medicine at the point of injury.”

Really?  “One of a kind.”  Never to be repeated anywhere else, ever.

So that got me thinking.  What would make a panel discussion “one of a kind?”

  1. The panelists.  The people on the panel have never, and will likely never ever come together in this kind of format again.
  2. The topic.  The topic is transient that we will never, ever talk about it quite like this ever again.
  3. The venue.  The location is so unique and inaccessible that we will never, ever be able to meet there again.
  4. ??? Can you think of any other reasons why a panel would be truly “one of a kind?”

I think this press release has a bit of hyperbole, don’tcha think?


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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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