Chairing a Panel of Speakers. “Are youse guys ready?”. Setting the scene. Preparation is key Speak to all panellists before the event Topic or theme Venue details, timing, resources Sample questions. Practical Issues. Everyone needs a microphone. Moving the discussion along.
Everyone needs a microphone
The panel ain't over when it's over. Allow time for the audience to chat informally with panellist try to schedule the panel just prior to a meal break an invite the panellist to the meal.