We’ve talked before about engaging the audience early during a panel discussion. One of my favorite ways is to turn to the audience and ask them talk at their tables or with their seat-mates about what questions they have for panelists. (You can even challenge them to ask the toughest, hottest, most challenging questions they can think of!) They can write their questions down on an index card or use www.sli.do to allow the audience to “like” their favorite questions.
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Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator, and high-stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for interactive, interesting, and engaging panel presentations. For more resources like this, or to have Kristin moderate your next panel visit the Powerful Panels official website.