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How To Plan A Great Panel Discussion

Like any other presentation, you should understand who will be in your audience and what value they can glean from your panel. That knowledge will help inform your panel’s title and session description, as well as which panelists you should invite to join you.

Great panels are diverse. In this context, diversity can mean many things: age, gender, race, years of experience, viewpoint, and more. The key is to book panelists who bring different perspectives to the topic. Watching three people who all view the world similarly (and who basically look the same) can quickly bore an audience.

Once you select panelists, here are three questions you should ask them.