Often like talking bobble
Move fast
Move fast
Sprinkled with humor
Move fast
Sprinkled with humor
Unpredictable
Move fast
Sprinkled with humor
Unpredictable
Involve audience
early/often
Share
information
Share
information
Audience
learningHelp solve
their
problems
Like a great rock star, a
moderator is there for
fans/audience
Moderator is…
Audience Advocate,
Manager,
Guide.
Avoid long calls/email
Send 3 questions you’ll
discuss
Big Picture Thinking
Into the WeedsStories, examples,
anecdotes
Big Picture Thinking
Into the Weeds
Peer to Peer Discussions
After panelists answer a question, ask
attendees to react to panelists with a peer...
Remind panelists that
withoutaudience no panel
Watch audience not
Let panelists know you
are notshy about cutting them off
Redirect panelists as
Remove podiums
Remove tables & other
barriers
Manage expectations
Make agreement with
audience
Short intro to panelists
Attendee intro to peers
right/left
Establish What’s In It For
MeGive audience context
Identify 3 big questions
Ask attendees to pick 1
that
to discuss
interests them &
share with a peer
Let’s them know it’s about
them!
Give each panelist 2 mins to
respond
Ask them not to repeat answers
Ask for concrete examples if
Turn to neighbor on right or left
Follow with short audience
debrief
Give each panelist 60 seconds to
answerWhat trends do you see in next year?
What is your prediction about industry
- 5 yrs?
Don’t ask for final thoughts as panelists
oftenjust restate what’s already said!
Ask audience to complete electronic
Ask audience to complete electronic
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•blue marfis
• untitled Blue
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• CIFOR
• Next Berlin
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How To Be A Rock Star Panel Moderator

  1. 1. Often like talking bobble
  2. 2. Move fast
  3. 3. Move fast Sprinkled with humor
  4. 4. Move fast Sprinkled with humor Unpredictable
  5. 5. Move fast Sprinkled with humor Unpredictable Involve audience early/often
  6. 6. Share information
  7. 7. Share information
  8. 8. Audience learningHelp solve their problems
  9. 9. Like a great rock star, a moderator is there for fans/audience
  10. 10. Moderator is… Audience Advocate, Manager, Guide.
  11. 11. Avoid long calls/email Send 3 questions you’ll discuss
  12. 12. Big Picture Thinking
  13. 13. Into the WeedsStories, examples, anecdotes Big Picture Thinking
  14. 14. Into the Weeds Peer to Peer Discussions After panelists answer a question, ask attendees to react to panelists with a peer Big Picture Thinking
  15. 15. Remind panelists that withoutaudience no panel Watch audience not
  16. 16. Let panelists know you are notshy about cutting them off Redirect panelists as
  17. 17. Remove podiums Remove tables & other barriers
  18. 18. Manage expectations Make agreement with audience
  19. 19. Short intro to panelists Attendee intro to peers right/left
  20. 20. Establish What’s In It For MeGive audience context
  21. 21. Identify 3 big questions Ask attendees to pick 1 that to discuss interests them & share with a peer
  22. 22. Let’s them know it’s about them!
  23. 23. Give each panelist 2 mins to respond
  24. 24. Ask them not to repeat answers Ask for concrete examples if
  25. 25. Turn to neighbor on right or left Follow with short audience debrief
  26. 26. Give each panelist 60 seconds to answerWhat trends do you see in next year? What is your prediction about industry - 5 yrs?
  27. 27. Don’t ask for final thoughts as panelists oftenjust restate what’s already said!
  28. 28. Ask audience to complete electronic
  29. 29. Ask audience to complete electronic
  30. 30. • pasotraspaso •blue marfis • untitled Blue • josemanuelerre • fire at will • msmccomb • pamlau • CIFOR • Next Berlin • John Swords • EWEA • kevin dooley • deepschmisic • Dawrin Bell • Leo Reynolds • stars and rockers • Sergio Bacioiu • Thunderkiss • Hani Amir • palmz • red5standingby • UglyNoid • ThomasHawk • Sylvia_Latouce
  31. 31. jhurt@velvetchainsaw.com velvetchainsaw.com @JeffHurt

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