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September 27, 2011
Piloting a Panel Takes a Steady Focus
 
PR people interested in extending themselves or taking leadership roles in a community — their physical or professional one — might welcome opportunities to moderate panel discussions at trade shows or community meetings. As with anything else involving public display and interaction, there's an art to being a successful moderator. Kami Huyse covers the most salient cautions in a post on Communication Overtones. Such as, stay focused on subject matter — "It's your job as moderator to keep the conversation going..."

Photo Credit: SxSWi 2008 Corporate Blogging Panel moderated by Mack Collier, photo by Jeremiam Owyang

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Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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