Professional Panel Moderator Kristin Arnold asks Patricia Fripp, Executive Speaker coach and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, to share her thoughts on how a panelist can get the audience to remember the key messages during a panel discussion at meetings, conferences, and conventions.


Video Transcript

Kristin: How do you get your audience to remember the key messages?

Patricia: Traditionally, I have always said to audiences: “Write this down.” And now I might say, Tweet this @pfripp.

Now, I am not crazy about mobile devices, but that is the reality. So turn it to your advantage. Even if they are taking notes and really, there are some groups for example, I was just at Brian Walter, not Brian Walters, Bill Bacharach’s Six-Day Academy, which is run like a military operation. It is amazing. He encouraged people not to have the technology, take notes. But I will say write this down and Tweet it later.



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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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