5 Do’s and Don’ts For a Successful Panel Webinar
Done right, panel discussions bringing together several experts are an excellent way to make your webinars stand out: they provide your audience with multiple perspectives on a single problem, they generate lively, in-depth dialog amongst peers and, with leading business and industry speakers on the slate, they enhance your credibility and authority.
But panels come with their own set of challenges. Here are five do’s and don’ts for ensuring the success of your panel discussion webinar.
1. Do: Organize a Practice Run
It’s always a good idea to do a dry run when you’re leading a panel discussion. With webinars it’s critical.
Of course participants should know each other and what to expect from the discussion: questions, answers, timing, speaking order, etc. But they also need to become comfortable with the webinar technology – like speaking to an invisible audience, identifying and eliminating noise issues, and changing slides.
Organize a practice run ahead of the event to make sure everyone’s up to speed and ready to go once the webinar starts.