Professional panel moderator, Kristin Arnold asked a question of Jeffrey Hayzlett, a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders.
Kristin: Jeffrey, what is your biggest fear when moderating a panel discussion?
Jeffrey: Dead time. That we’ve gotten through the seven questions or eight questions and, and I’ve got the most boring panel in the world. Sucks. That’s the, by the way, I’m always free. I go into every panel thinking that’s going to happen. I really truly do. I’m thinking, you know how that’s why I’m so over-prepared typically is because um, I just don’t want that to happen. You know, I just don’t want that to happen. But I’ve never had real dead space ever. Never.
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Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator, and high stakes meeting facilitator is on a crusade to make all panel discussions informative, interactive, and interesting. Specifically, she wants to help YOU become a better panel moderator. Why? Because 95% of annual meetings have panel discussions – and according to the 2014 Panel Report, it’s a fifty-fifty proposition they are any good at all! Expectations decrease dramatically when your attendees walk in and see the traditional draped head-table with microphones on short stands. There are sooooo many other ways to have a stimulating conversation! So let’s increase the probability of success for your next panel discussion with these resources.
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