On Panels

I don’t like panels. I don’t like them as an audience member, because I find they are usually unfocused and boring – there always seems to be one guy who talks too much and says too little. I don’t like them as a moderator, because it’s a lot of work. And I don’t like them […]

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Panel Discussions and Dissent

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Speaker panels can be a bit overwhelming, because there end up being so many people on stage, which makes them a special problem. We did an interesting thing for the speaker panel at 360iDev which I think is worth talking about. Any question was supposed to be taken by only one panelist, and then there […]

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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 […]

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