If you are reading this page, you are likely an Event Organizer hosting a Speaker Panel event and are curious – how can I make my event be amazing for the attendees?
How can I make the presentation engaging enough so that attendees don’t lose interest after 15 minutes?
How can I create an event that people will speak highly about to their friends, and want to attend again in the future?
|Average Moderator||Ryan – The “Talk show Host Experience”|
|Allows the panelists to self-introduce themselves||Hosts a pre-interview with the panelists prior to the event to get to know them, then gives a highly compelling introduction at the event|
|Asks the same question to each moderator||Asks different, tailored questions, to each panelist|
|Sticks to “safe” topics||Asks “controversial” questions in a graceful way, revealing the intimate facts that the audience really wants to hear|
|Allows panelists to finish their answers, even if they know its boring for the audience||I will cut off a panelist from speaking in the most polite way possible, if I feel they are talking for too long|
|Sticks to asking open-ended questions e.g. “What is the biggest lesson in your career?”||Uses both open-ended and close-ended questions.|
As an example, look at reporter Steve Paikin, one of Canada’s best journalist and interviewer. He always asks the most DIFFICULT questions
– I talk with you (the organizer) to understand
– I book a 1:1 with each of the panelists to get to know their story.
How You Benefit
Why should I choose Ryan as opposed to someone else?
– I have spoken on 12 panels and attended over 24.
– Nothing! I do this for free.
Well let’s first break down the pieces of a Speaker Panel Event.
You have four people with competing interests.
Panelists – Want to make themselves good without bragging. Want to
Audience – Want to be entertained, educated, inspired, and want to network with everyone above.