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How to Be a Freakin’ Brilliant Panelist

Kristin ArnoldGuest Expert:

Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CSP
(About Kristin)

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Additional resources for this seminar:

  • If you order the recording, you will get a link to the session handout.

The Program:

As a topic expert and professional presenter, you may be asked to contribute your expertise as a panel discussion member. This may be in addition to a keynote or breakout at the event, or it might be a stepping-stone to show your mettle as the organizer considers you for a bigger slot at the next meeting.

Since you are an accomplished presenter, you might be thinking, “This is easy-peasy!” Au contraire. There are three specific traps that will detract from your shining during the panel discussion. Even professional presenters can blow it as a panelist if they don’t know what is a turn-off. Sharing the stage with other panelists is not as easy as one might think. There are nuances that will make you shine or bomb.

In this teleseminar, “Panel Improvement Evangelist” Kristin Arnold, CSP, gives the skinny on how to be a brilliant panelist.

You will learn:

  • when to say “Yes” to a panel discussion and when to say “No, thanks”
  • what to do (and what NOT to do) to look like the brilliant expert in your field
  • how to avoid the three common pitfalls that many panelists make
  • how to prepare for your panel discussion
  • how to leverage your panelist appearance to get more business

More about our guest expert:

Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CSP is a high stakes meeting facilitator, keynote speaker and professional panel moderator. Hailed by MeetingsNet as the “Panel Improvement Evangelist”, she is on a crusade to make all panel discussions more lively and informative.

She’s been facilitating conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve substantive results for over 20 years. She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action. She is also the past president of the US National Speakers Association and on the Executive Development Faculty in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.


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