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32 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Powerful Panels Podcast: Turning Career Day into a Virtual Event
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold interviews educator, podcast host and innovation strategist Dr. Stacey Gonzales on how she turned high school career day into a powerful virtual event with compelling professionals.
4 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Avoid the Hot Potato or Ping Pong Effect During Panel Discussions
Although both of these techniques have their strengths, Ping Pong and Hot Potato are NOT effective as the only two questioning techniques a panel moderator should use. Both of these techniques keep the focal point on the moderator when it should be on the conversation between the panelists. Use them sparingly and purposefully during your next panel discussion.
6 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Good Panel Discussion Questions
Take the time to carefully craft good panel discussion questions that meet at least four of these six attributes!
3 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
5 Ways to Balance Panelist Airtime During a Panel Discussion
One of the core values for all panel moderators is the notion of “fairness.” Pay attention to which panelists are contributing and for how long. Here are five active steps to balance it out.
32 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Powerful Panel Discussion Tip #300: Best Practices from Seasoned Panel Moderators
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode features seasoned panel moderators sharing their best practices from over the years, as well as their predictions for the meetings industry in future years, in the *300th* Powerful Panel Discussion Tip. View the full list of tips here https://powerfulpanels.com/powerful-panel-discussion-tips/.
28 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Meeting Design for Powerful Panel Discussion Formats: The “Fishbowl” and “Empty Chair”
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode features the expert in meeting design, structure, and formats, Adrian Segar. We discuss how to structure and design powerful panel discussions into the larger context of meetings, conferences, and events.
25 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Panel Moderation Tips from a First-Time Panel Moderator: Tracy Gilliam
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode features panel moderation tips from a first-time panel moderator Senior Vice President of Futuri Media, Tracy Gilliam.
3 minutes | May 28, 2021
Pitiful Panel Discussions: The Panelists’ or Moderators’ Fault?
Panel discussions don't live up to their potential - a fabulous, spontaneous discussion between really smart people to create valuable takeaways for the audience. You can blame the moderator for many of the ills (check out the 2014 Panel Report for the details), but you can also blame the panelists - to no fault of their own.
4 minutes | May 17, 2021
Expand Panelist’s Initial Remarks into Cohesive Ideas
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares how panel moderators can use the initial remarks from panelists to expand and build a cohesive story throughout the panel discussion.
3 minutes | May 5, 2021
Play "Spin the Wheel" to Avoid a Repetitious Panel Discussion
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a creative way to keep the panel discussion exciting with a game show activity.
5 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
How to Select Diverse People to Ask a Question During a Panel Discussion
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares how panel moderators can ensure they call on audience members from diverse backgrounds during a panel discussion.
20 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Powerful Panels Podcast #3: 3 Sets of 3 Tips for U.S. and International Panel Discussions
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week Alastair Greener, Communications Speaker & Consultant, Event MC, and TV Presenter explains a number of strategies for panelists and panel moderators to prepare for and execute powerful panel discussions both internationally and in the states.
15 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Powerful Panels Podcast #2: How to Prepare for a Panel Discussion
Welcome to the Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and informative. This week's episode focuses on how CEO and Founder of Futuri Media Daniel Anstandig prepares to have an interesting and engaging panel discussion.
39 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Powerful Panels Podcast #1: Best Panel Ever
Powerful Panels Podcast - dedicated to making all panel discussions lively and infomative. This week's episode is a debrief of the National Speakers Association (NSA) panel discussion at the Winter Conference 2021. The response was overwhelmingly positive aka #BestPanelEver! In this episode, Kristin interviews the event EmCees and panel moderators, Jon Petz and Pam Leinmiller for their tips and ideas.
5 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Foster a Sense of Intimacy in the Virtual World
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares a number of strategies to create intimacy during virtual meetings, virtual panel discussions and hybrid panel discussions.
4 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
14 Ways to Add Visual Variety to a Virtual Panel Discussion
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold provides a number of ways panel moderators and event organizers can plan to spice up their panel discussion with visual variety.
5 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Live Virtual Panel Discussion Vs. a Recorded Panel Discussion: Pitfalls, Risks, Pros, Cons
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares the differences between a live virtual panel discussion and a recorded panel discussion.
10 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Types of Debate Moderator Biases with Presidential Debate Examples
High-stakes meeting facilitator, professional panel moderator, and presidential debate rules analyst Kristin Arnold provides insights on the types of bias that debate moderators can have.
4 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Moderators: Figure Out Your Handout Strategy
Professional panel moderator Kristin Arnold shares how panel moderators can use and distribute handouts or takeaways during a panel discussion.
6 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Creative and Audience-Engaging Ways to Conclude a Panel Discussion
Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator and high-stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for ending a panel discussion.
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