More often than not, panel presentations disappoint. The panelists haven’t prepared. The moderator can’t maintain control. The answers come off as too repetitive. But last night I participated in a different kind of panel. A competitive faceoff in which panelists competed to remain on stage and the audience decided who offered the most useful content.
Why do conference organizers love panels so much? No one gets enough time to fully state a position and the audience leaves without really getting anything tangible. Perhaps these tips can make panels more interesting and more informative.