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.
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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