How to: Create a Great Panel Discussion

Get ready for many more posts– I have much to share with the world including a few great “how-to” lists. Thank you Michael for the inspiration for this one. :)

How to Create a Great Panel Discussion

1. Limit the people on the panel – no more than 4 or 5
2. Short introductions, name, where they are from, 30 second intro
3. Name and company description written on the board, name card, or PPT before hand
4. Moderator needs to stand up and control the conversations
5. choose 3 or 4 questions beforehand
6. only allow 2 or 3 panelists to answer.
7. communicate to panelists to keep answers short. (20 seconds or less.)