Often panel sessions focus fiercely on the dialogue with the panelists and leave very little room for audience input. The Conference Summit wanted to change that during their three panel sessions.
Conference Summit’s event and panel moderator, Bansri Shah, wanted their conference delegates to be truly involved and engaged during their panel sessions.
In order to do this, she started with a poll focused on the audience’s general opinion of the panel topic. Crucially, she then asked the panel speakers to comment on the results and share their view.
In addition, the speakers answered a mix of questions crowdsourced from the audience and those prepared in advance.
As a result, everyone in the room had a voice, not just the speakers on the panel. By incorporating these elements into the sessions, Bansri bridged the gap between the speaker’s knowledge and what the audience wanted to take away.
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