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Better Conference Panels - Five Essential Tips

How To Get the Most From Conference Panel Sessions

November 17, 2011

 

When they work well, panel sessions are the lifeblood of any conference.  When bad, they are a disaster.

But what makes a great conference panel session?

At BBA we prepare a lot of people for panel sessions.  The real value comes from good planning. But, if you are heading for a conference panel now and want to ensure a performance that will make you stand out, check that you do these three things:

1. Focus only on what really matters to this audience and give lots of practical advice.  Tell stories and give examples.

2. Create a debate.  Disagree. Have an opinion and argue your corner.  Use lines that are quotable.

3. Sit forward, speak up and talk directly to the audience.  Show your passion; make sure every word and every phrase hits home.

Good Luck!

If you would like more advice about how to prepare  and deliver great conference panel sessions call Benjamin Ball Associates on +44 7193 0130

 

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