|Moderating a panel of crowdfunding entrepreneurs.|
For starters, the moderator is an advocate for audience. Don't be afraid to dig a little if it'll benefit the audience. You are the voice of the audience.
Hold audience questions until the end.
3. Panel Prep Process
Prep your panelists with basic guidelines by telling them:
a. Be succinct with answers.
b. Do not repeat another panelist's answers
|Me, being introduced as panel moderator by Jerry Sanders,|
CEO of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and
former San Diego mayor and chief of police.
1. Don't moderate from a podium. A panel moderator should be seated with the panel.
2. Don't speak for a panelist. A good panel moderator can ask a question, even though they may already know the answer. The moderator should not show off how smart they.
3. No PowerPoint during a panel unless it's virtual (online).