Speaking On A Panel: 3 Tips

So, you’ve been asked to speak on a panel—what now?

Whether you like to prepare a lot (or not at all), here are three things to think about that will help ensure success at your next panel.

When you’re on a panel, it should feel like a casual conversation between you and a group of friends (even if you’re just meeting for the first time).

Stay present and listen to the answers and opinions of the other panelists. It’s okay to ask them questions or dive deeper into a particular idea—just go for it! No need to be formal or stiff, bring out the natural you with these tips.

Next week, we’ll share 3 more tips for what to do if you’re the moderator on an upcoming panel.

The Life of the Panel

So many of our clients inquire about how to lead a panel, how to be a part of a panel, and/or how to be a moderator. We’re always looking for examples, and when you can – follow the example of a rock star. When Bill Clinton was late to a … Continue reading

Shine on your next panel

Think of that ultimate dinner party – conversation (and libation) is flowing, ideas are stimulating, and everyone’s having a grand time. That’s the experience to create during your next panel (minus the drinking). Panel discussions are the perfect way to bring people of different backgrounds together to share their influence … Continue reading

Be a skilled moderator

What does it take to wrangle a bunch of panelists? The ability to simultaneously juggle listening, synthesizing information, timing, and keeping control of dynamic discussions. Quick thinking, humor, and ad-libbing abilities are a bonus. More and more, companies are leading panel discussions to bring experts together to share insights. Whether … Continue reading