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Questions from the audience can enrich a panel discussion or derail it, so decide ahead of time when and how you will manage questions. You can:
- Take Questions As You Go. Allow questions to percolate from the audience at any time.
- Stop Periodically and Ask For Questions. For example, stop for questions after each panelist presentation, key topical discussion or stop every 20 minutes to take questions.
- Dedicate a time for Q&A. Create a specific time to take questions from the audience, usually held at the end of the program and before the final summary.
This year at IMEX America in Las Vegas, I was speaking about how to make your panel discussions go from boring to bravo. Before the session began, a meeting professional said, “I’m not a big fan of panels. They are just too boring.”
My dear meeting professional. One of the main reasons your panels are boring is that YOU have not set your panel up for success. Sure, you identified a slot of time, selected a topic and wrestled up a moderator and some panelists. You consider your job to be done.
There are tens of thousands of speakers worldwide.
Hundreds with the same core topic as you (leadership, motivation, sales, etc)
Why should a meeting planner or event organizer hire YOU?
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Get Ready to Take Your Speaking Career to the NEXT LEVEL! Discover the Secret to GRAB Your Audience & Increase Bookings…
Copy & Branding Secrets from a Psychology-Driven Copywriter
1- EXCITE YOUR READER
Don’t let your brand be drowned out by your competition, underwhelming content, or information overload.
It’s simple: We read news stories, social media feeds, and magazines based on the headlines. The more captivating the headline, the stronger the urge to click on the link and flip the pages.
Get Ready to Take Your Speaking Career to the NEXT LEVEL! Discover the Secret to GRAB Your Audience & Increase Bookings. In this post we’ll share some copy & branding secrets from a psychology-driven copywriter
I remember the first time my 1st grade teacher, Miss Page, came into our classroom and told the story of how she was scared to be away from her family and come to school for the first time. I immediately went from being unsure of my surroundings to smiling in nervous agreement with the other 3 footers around me.
The problem with buyers today is that they’re empowered, and they know it.
That’s why they don’t buy at the back of the room as much as they used to. They know they can get it online, get it somewhere else or get along with it. You have to work so much harder to build a sense of urgency because buyers are less driven by FOMO (fear of missing out) than they used to be.
Many new speakers agree that it feels like an uphill battle to get their speaking career off the ground. Can you relate? Some speakers assume that the only way to get bookings is with a big budget to market themselves or do a crazy publicity stunt, because those things will make them stand out from the competition.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to spend a ton of money or do something crazy, because the truth is that you just need to show meeting planners the value you provide before the event, through your presentation, and after the event. Once you’ve built a strong reputation, it becomes much easier to get noticed and start booking speaking engagements.
Do you want to look good in front of your boss when the speaker you selected for your meeting gets a standing ovation? Do you want to impress the team by saving money… without all the guesswork, struggle, and those long hours of staying up late to find the right speaker for your next event? The answer is called speaker piggybacking, and it’s now easier than ever with eSpeakers Marketplace.
Speaker Piggybacking is the concept of maximizing a speaker’s schedule to include multiple speaking engagements in the same city. If the speaker is already traveling to a particular destination, then it is possible to add on an additional speaking engagement with another event.