Panels at conferences have become their own weird sort of performance art, with their own oddball risks. Forgettable adequacy is easy, but how do you come up with a discussion that people will talk about later? How can you work around obstacles presented by conference organizers (getting scheduled in a timeslot of death like right after lunch), fellow panelists (one word: PowerPoint) or the audience (the dreaded "quomment," as in, "I have a question that's more of a comment")? The experienced speakers on this panel will offer guidance on those risks and ways to transcend them.
- What are the best and worst times of day for a panel? How do you work around awful timeslots like right after lunch or just before the reception?
- One of your panelists is a bit of an introvert. How do you keep them in the discussion without it looking like you're calling on them in class?
- An audience member has a "quomment"--as in, "I have a question that's more of a comment." How do you politely avoid the imminent filibuster?
- Rob Pegoraro, Journalist, Prose Hacking, LLC
- Jonathan Godfrey, V.P. for Public Affairs, ACT | The App Association
- Jen Consalvo, COO, Tech.Co
Rob Pegoraro, Journalist, Prose Hacking, LLC
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