Seven Ways to Improve Panel Presentations

Seven Ways to Improve Panel Presentations

question mark icon April 24, 2017 By: Beth Brooks, CAE

Too often, conference panels fail to engage or draw people in. But the right moderator can help to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. With a few adjustments, these sessions can become thoughtful spaces for dialogue and professional learning.

I have begun to avoid panels at conferences because they are not always the most well-thought-out presentations, and I usually don't get much useful information from them. In a typical panel presentation, you hear one speaker share information, and then others chime in to state their agreement, adding nothing substantive to the dialogue. ...