Props to panel moderators, your awesome goals are vast! And your leadership resource guide is coming soon.

What’s your interest in or overall perspective toward moderating a panel? Well the leadership and creative opportunity for panel moderators has fascinated me actually for forever. In related discussions, often speakers preparing to moderate panel events (on Zoom or offline) have said many panel programs are not very clear or engaged…or they sometimes come across asContinue reading “Props to panel moderators, your awesome goals are vast! And your leadership resource guide is coming soon.”

60 seconds of awesome oratory & leadership: Rep. Barbara Jordan at Nixon’s impeachment proceedings

One of my favorite quotes in modern oratory (!) Enjoy her linguistic power while celebrating Juneteenth. Image Attitude by Patrice-Photographiste, Creative Commons License

Technique for panel moderators: when your panelists forget the audience exists

The scene: You are jazzed-up to moderate your panel event! You now find yourself about to conclude a key question…and almost ready to move on with your panel to one of your most anticipated themes and next conversation. But you notice a few of your panelists starting to have their own “conversational tea party”, engagingContinue reading “Technique for panel moderators: when your panelists forget the audience exists”

Technique for panel moderators: recovering message from a run-of-the-mouth panelist

It’s game time! …You and your fellow panelists are ready up front; your microphones are hot. You feel fired-up as panel moderator, having guided your panelists for days to isolate core themes + messages. It starts off GREAT with your audience. Their eyes lock on your panelist colleagues (NOT on their phones, a miracle!). ButContinue reading “Technique for panel moderators: recovering message from a run-of-the-mouth panelist”