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The Art of Moderating Great Panel Discussions

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The Art of Moderating Great Panel Discussions

  1. 2. Congrats! You’re a moderator
  2. 3. Benefits <ul><li>Raise your visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Meet new people </li></ul><ul><li>Spark great discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul>
  3. 4. Be a juggler
  4. 5. It’s all about your audience
  5. 6. <ul><li>Talk too much </li></ul>The Big 3 Don’ts
  6. 7. <ul><li>Talk too much </li></ul><ul><li>Lose track of time </li></ul>The Big 3 Don’ts
  7. 8. <ul><li>Talk too much </li></ul><ul><li>Lose track of time </li></ul><ul><li>Panic! </li></ul>The Big 3 Don’ts
  8. 9. The Secret Sauce Prep, prep, prep
  9. 10. <ul><li>Selecting panelists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek a lively mix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim for 4 + you </li></ul></ul>More “Do’s”
  10. 11. <ul><li>Refine your questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Ws + 1 H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obvious + spicy </li></ul></ul>Even more “Do’s”
  11. 12. <ul><li>Be a sleuth </li></ul><ul><li>Predictions </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul>Even more “Do’s”
  12. 13. Day of event Feel empowered!
  13. 14. <ul><li>Be ready for the unexpected! </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder: Who is the audience advocate? </li></ul>Day of event
  14. 15. Arrive early – meet your audience Day of event
  15. 16. <ul><li>Listen hard </li></ul><ul><li>Have your clock or timekeeper nearby </li></ul><ul><li>Aim for a lively pace! </li></ul>Day of event
  16. 17. Challenges
  17. 18. <ul><li>Off-topic answers (jump in) </li></ul><ul><li>Interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: Have friend keep an eye on it </li></ul>Challenges
  18. 19. A word about Q&A More challenges
  19. 20. Enjoy yourself! 1 more thing
  20. 21. <ul><li>Thank your audience & panelists </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a survey </li></ul><ul><li>Think about ideas for next time </li></ul>After event
  21. 22. <ul><li>Post highlights, notes </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos, audio, video </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter / Facebook / blog </li></ul>After event
  22. 24. Get the eBook <ul><li>Go to http://bit. ly /dkW2Y5 </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time & attention! </li></ul>

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