Panel Prowess: How To Be The Best Speaker There

09/08/2011 08:12 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011
  • The Daily Muse

If you’ve been invited to speak on a panel, congratulations! Go for it. A panel is a great opportunity to share your expertise, highlight what you know, and position yourself as a leader in your field.

But being a good panelist means more than just showing up on time. A panel position should be approached as a mini speaking engagement—yes, a more informal and succinct one—but definitely something to prepare for in advance (and not just on the bus ride over).

As a regular speaker, I’ve picked up a few pointers for standing out on a panel. Here are 10 strategies and techniques for speaking-engagement success!

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