Thank you Denise Graveline. I find it also helps when the moderator begins with some variation of "...would you share with our audience your thoughts on..." much the way smart trial attorneys ask the witness to "tell the jury..." show lessYou can come up with a handful of variations on this theme, always using your most powerful option as moderator, to say out loud what you wish to occur. In this case, you want your words to mention the audience specifically, as Ingle suggests. "What's your best advice for the members on this issue?", "What should our audience consider when making that decision?", or "Tell our audience your favorite part of the movie," all direct the speakers' attention to the people in front of them.
Thanks, Suann, for sharing an effective tactic from the legal world!
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