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Moderating a Panel: 8 Ways to Run an Excellent Discussion

Karen Hough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Panels are a great way to look at a subject from several viewpoints. Unfortunately, they can also become slow, boring torture when panelists and moderators adopt the "speak-only-when-spoken-to-or-questioned" attitude.

Asking Questions

John Merrow | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Some moderators seem to feel that it's their job to 'balance' the conversation, giving equal time to everyone. I don't worry about that. In fact, I often tell panelists that they have to speak up if they want to be heard. Life is unfair, and so are panel discussions.

Panel Prowess: How to be the Best Speaker There

The Daily Muse | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women

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 k...

WATCH: MacFarlane Explains Who Can Hear Stewie On 'Family Guy'

Posted 09.23.2011 | Comedy

Comic-Con 2011 took place in San Diego this weekend, and one devoted fan at the "Family Guy" panel discussion asked a question that has been on people...

Adding Diversity to the Conference Circuit: Starting with SXSWi

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kety Esquivel

For the last two years I have had the distinct honor and priviledge to be a panelist at SXSWi. Unfortunately, I have been one of the only Latino pane...