I am often asked where the moderator should be stationed. While there is no “right” place to be located, make your decision based on the the pro’s and con’s of each:
My preference is the last. While standing in the audience, the panelists tend to talk to the moderator, ergo to the audience. It’s easier to involve the audience and gives me more latitude to change up the format when needed.
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