Spice Up Your Next Panel Discussion with the Newlywed Game! What about John McLaughlin, the host of the McLaughlin Group? Instead, spice it up with a more entertaining and engaging format – and the best source of inspiration comes from television! All Rights Reserved. 1. As opposing viewpoints emerge, there is more verbal sparring, good-natured ribbing and occasionally very loud crosstalk as panelists attempt to out-yell the others. For more resources like this, or to have Kristin moderate your next panel visit the Powerful Panels official website. I Agree. Panel Discussion Formats: Take a Lesson from TV, Prompt Brilliant Panelist Discussion with the “What If” Game, Lessons to Learn from a Virtual Panel Discussion on Wardrobe, Provocative and Polarizing Questions for Your Panel Discussion. 10 Most Common Mistakes Panelists Make During a Panel Discussion April 14, 2014. Award-winning author Kristin Arnold is an expert panel moderator and professional meeting facilitator. I always think of “60 Minutes” and their version of “Point/Counterpoint” for this format where the topic is presented and each panelist presents their “side” of the topic which is then rebutted by another panelist. You don’t have to rely on the traditional panel formats. Usually, John sets the context for the topic and may take a poll from the audience. Web Design by. Panel discussions are often used to delve into politics, issues affecting communities, and academic topics. The conversation starts out mild enough. By clicking, 'I agree,' you consent to the terms therein. Scottsdale, AZ 85262, Our privacy policy has been updated. For more powerful panel discussion tips make sure to subscribe to this You Tube channel. You don’t have to rely on the traditional panel formats. Remember Phil Donahue? Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash, 28150 N Alma School Parkway #103-615 That’s called “Donahue Style” – although more recently, people call it “Oprah Style” since Oprah does the same thing during her talk show. John has a loud and powerful voice who often makes witty and sometimes arguably outlandish predictions. (I know – I am showing my age, here…)  He pioneered walking into the audience and reflecting the questions and conversation to the guests (panelists) on the stage. Panel Format; Panel Discussion Formats: Take a Lesson from TV; Turn Boring, Ho-Hum Panels into Lively Panel Discussions April 7, 2014. Think “Friends” at the Central Perk Coffee Shop. A panel discussion is a public exchange of ideas, giving experts and audience members the chance to discuss a particular topic. And the list goes on… What panel formats do you use that are based on television? You can also tone it down into a chatty, conversational style. It’s an intimate conversation that the audience is privy to the thinking of the panelists. Powerful Panels Copyright 2013 - 2018. John has a loud and powerful voice who often makes witty and sometimes arguably outlandish predictions. Kristin Arnold, professional panel moderator and high stakes meeting facilitator, shares her best practices for interactive, interesting, and engaging panel presentations. Feedback is a very powerful tool so take inspiration from “American Idol,” “The Voice” or other reality TV contests where audience members ask for feedback from the expert panelists. But not as much as what you see in a “Crossfire” format. Add a Little Pizzazz To Your Next Panel Program. You can also extend the conversation into the audience and ask for feedback as well. Usually, John sets the context for the topic and may take a poll from the audience. Start organizing several weeks in advance if possible, so you can recruit participants and organize the event. What about John McLaughlin, the host of the McLaughlin Group?