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Book: The Eloquent Woman’s Guide to Moderating Panels

The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels

As a long time reader of The Eloquent Woman blog, of course I bought Denise’s book, The Eloquent Woman’s Guide to Moderating Panels (Amazon) almost as soon as it came out, and only waited a couple of weeks to read it!

I’m not a fan of panels because so often they are bad, so it’s great to have a resource on how to do them better.

The parts I found most useful were:

  • The step by step guide to preparing as a moderator – I read it contemplating my first moderator gig and having no idea what to do! (It fell through, so now I’ll have to look for another opportunity to use what I learned.)
  • The set of exercises and questions to make the panel less generic.
  • Ways to interrupt! Which let’s be honest is useful for women in meetings, too.

The book is targeted at the moderator, but could also be useful for being a good panelist because it’s packed full of tips. I highly recommend reading it if you are involved in any kind of panel.


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