Saturday, April 18, 2015

New guide to moderating panels 'highly recommended'

The Eloquent Woman's Guide to Moderating Panels comes "highly recommended" by two reviewers on

Cate Huston said, "I'm not a fan of panels because so often they are bad, so it's great to have a resource on how to do them better. The book is targeted at the moderator, but could also be useful for being a good panelist. It's packed full of tips - including a comprehensive step by step guide of how to prepare and ways to mix things up. Highly recommend if you are involved in any kind of panel!"

And cd wrote, "This is a very informative guide to moderating a panel. Lots of great ideas and tips, and very readable. Highly recommended!"

I wrote the book for just the reason Cate notes--so many panel discussions are dreadful, over time, off-topic, or unsuccessful in the eyes of speakers, audience members, and organizers. But this need not be the case!