What does a panel chair do? These 20 things!

Penny Haslam Blog, Events, Panels, Performance, Uncategorised, Visibility

When I ran my first ever panel discussion, I wasn’t sure exactly what the job entailed. It’s not like anyone’s going to tell you and it’s not written down anywhere official. So all too often it’s left to chance. I had a go, it went well and I realised it’s one of the most enjoyable elements of my job as …

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You want sizzle, not snooze, at panel discussions

Penny Haslam Blog

I get booked to moderate a lot of events every year so I get to see at first hand the hard work and forethought that organisers put into making their events really sing. Generally, the right bass notes are: choosing a relevant topic, so people will want to attend, and casting panellists who will energise that topic, share their unique perspectives and opinions …