Ferrillo will moderate the panel discussion “staying ahead of the curve: how gcs and cios are teaming up to prevent becoming the next target of a high-profile breach. A couple of months ago i was approached by a soon-to-be conference panel moderator who asked if i had some tips having attended a fair number of conferences and having moderated panels, debates, and meetings in both politics, web development, and several other professional settings, i had a fair bit to say. 4 steps to moderating a great panel one way to dip your toes in the conference speaking waters is to moderate a panel you’ll still gain visibility among your peers, but you’ll get to.
What worked for a panel at the united nations most likely will not work for a panel at penn state prepare questions to ask the panelists and have extras if you need to jump-start the q&a tip: questions should be short and only one point in each question. 092809 how to lead a great panel discussion in my work in training and preparing business executives and professionals for service on nonprofit boards of directors, i facilitate panel discussions. The moderator is put in a position of having been asked to do a favor for the conference and help moderate, but the non-responsive panelists see the moderator as some kind of “speaker cop” and ignore them, making the moderator look bad for what has to be, one of the most thankless jobs at a conference during the panel, the moderator. Note: the institute for humane studies offers grants for graduate students presenting research or organizing a panel for a conference if you embark on an academic career, chances are high that at some point you will be expected to organize and participate in an academic panel at a conference.
Earlier this year, i was invited to moderate a panel with 11 other entrepreneurs and was given less than one hour to extract wisdom for an audience of college students, alumni and university faculty. How to be a great moderator guy kawasaki has some more words of wisdom for moderating a panel of people don’t over-prepare the panelists do prepare yourself in advance never let panelists use powerpoint never let panelists use anything special make them introduce themselves in t. How to prepare to moderate the panel – including how to research the topic, the panelists and the audience, write the welcome, curate the questions you will ask, decide the audience q&a format, determine the logistics, assemble the slideshow and promote the session. Interview: how to become an excellent panel moderator october 13, 2017 martin broz blog , interaction , how-to gemma milne is a tech and science journalist who hosts her own podcast show called science disrupt.
For professionals, participating in panel discussions is a common presenting scenario we’re far more likely to sit on a panel at a conference or industry event than to deliver a keynote to a. Eventually, someone on a panel you moderate is going to develop a serious case of motor mouth we’ve all seen this happen it can grow dangerously uncomfortable for everyone involved. Whether your panel is at a business conference, a political town hall meeting or a student educational seminar, the objective for the moderator is the same: make it a dynamic conversation, with interesting, smart and funny panelists.
7 ways to prepare and rock your next presentation posted on may 13, 2012 by big fish presentations under presentation theory preorder our new book, “the big fish experience” to see everything we’ve learned over the years, all the resources we use to do what we do, and our tips on how to present experiences. If you want to moderate a great a lively discussion, force your panelists to lose their slides, and come ready to participate in a conversation instead never use “down the line” questions. How to moderate a panel last week, i attended a panel on attention deficit disorder the moderator—we’ll call her gladys—was a therapist who threw modesty to the wind. The moderator should prepare a long list of questions and review them heavily before the panel they should ask the panelists for questions as well questions the panelists want to answer, as well.
A panel discussion is a formal, moderated discussion between selected speakers on a specific topic, in front of an audience a successful panel discussion will follow a set agenda, specifically a. In cases where some of your panelists plan to show slides (more on that later), you may need to extend a panel to 90 minutes, but my rule is that there should be no more than one 90-minute session per day at a seminar or conference - that's a long time to ask the audience to sit and pay attention. The panel itself is one hour, with a pre 10 to 15 minute setup to make sure all the technology is working correctly and 20 to 30 minute post discussion to debrief how the panel went and to add comments and suggestions for refinement.