Moderating Panel Discussions

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How many panels fail to engage the audience?

What is the role of the moderator in facilitating a compelling panel discussion?

Thaler Pekar & Partners delivered a half-day program for members of Philanthropy New York on how to successfully moderate a panel. During the fun and interactive session, participants discovered how moderating a panel is like hosting a dinner party: the moderator is the host, and the panelists and the audience are the guests. And no cooking and clean up required!

The program explored:

  • How to best prepare your panelists and plan for your role as moderator
  • How to joyfully welcome your panelists – and your audience
  • The art of sincere and meaningful introductions
  • Encouraging all of your panelists to speak, and enabling all of them to be heard
  • The importance of summarization and reflection at the close of the panel.

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

October 27, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story, public program, NYC

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network Conference

May 22 & 23, 2017
Communicating Meaning: The Crucial Role of a Leader, public program, NYC

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 21, 2017
Communicating with Clarity & Conviction, public program, NYC

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
global cosmetics company

March 23, 2017
Writing OpEds, Institute for Research on Women

March 1-3 , 2017
FRANK Conference

February 24, 2017
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Story, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

February 23, 2017
Why & How True Stories Matter, keynote, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

February 15, 2017
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track