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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Panel Discussion
When considering various formats for an upcoming meeting, consider the advantages and disadvantages of a panel discussion – a live (or recorded), in-person, virtual, or “hybrid” discussion about a specific topic amongst a selected group of experts who share differing perspectives in front of an in-person, virtual, or geographically dispersed audience.
Sample Panel Discussion Invitation
You've identified your desired slate of panelists and now you need to send them a panel discussion invitation by email (or if you're old school, by postal mail!). To have a comprehensive yet crisp letter, consider including the following elements:
What to Wear on a Panel Discussion
Ever wonder what to wear on a panel discussion? I do - all the time! The answer is not as simple as it may seem. Although I would love to give you a textbook answer, there are several factors you need to consider first.
How Panelists can Respond to Pesky “Gotcha” Questions
It’s every panelists’ nightmare: the panel moderator asks a question that comes from left field that leaves you staring like a deer in headlights. Interviewers are poised to ask “gotcha questions” that can be clipped into sound bites that travel the world instantaneously, often detached from the context in which it was said. Here are eight different types of “gotcha” questions and how to prepare and respond.
Good Panel Discussion Questions - The 6 Attributes to a Great Question
A skilled panel moderator takes time to create an extensive “shopping” list of good panel discussion questions. They recognize they will NOT use them all, but by curating their list of questions, they naturally know what questions to ask and when to ask them.
5 Ways to Balance Panelist Airtime During a Panel Discussion - Powerful Panels
One of the core values for all panel moderators is the notion of “fairness.” Every panelist should have roughly the same number of questions asked of him/her, the same type of questions (hardball to softie), and the same amount of time to speak. And when that doesn’t happen, it becomes glaringly obvious. Here is how panel moderators can balance airtime.
7 Ways You Can Get Your Message Out During a Panel Discussion - Powerful Panels
As a panelist who wants to be successful at an upcoming panel discussion, you’ll put the work in to look brilliant and offer tremendous value to the audience. But what if you absolutely have to get your message across? What if it is vital to your success, the team or organization’s success? Well then, check this out: