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Moderating and Speaking on a Panel

Including social media awareness

Of all the panels you’ve attended, how many were truly outstanding? Making a meaningful contribution as a panel speaker and leading a discussion as a moderator are hard to do to the highest standard. 

Furthermore, the advent of social media also means that panellists have to be ready for their comments to be shared with the outside world. 

Our sessions ensure moderators and panellists really understand their role and what it takes to hold a discussion that leaves the audience wanting more.


Speaking on Panels

  • Preparing memorable and relevant messages

  • Being social media aware at conferences

  • Spotting opportunities to set our your points

  • Using anecdotes and stories to engage the audience

  • Handling tough questions from the floor

  • Practice on camera and playback

Moderating Successful Panels

  • What makes a strong moderator

  • Managing your panel before the event

  • Setting the right tone

  • Keeping the debate on track

  • Handling a difficult audience member

  • Practice on camera and playback

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About us


helenlucasHelen Lucas helps leaders and senior managers use communication to build more effective relationships with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders, including the media.


jeremy adamsJeremy Adams is an experienced communications advisor and coach to business executives, non-profits and politicians.


Our approach


All our small group workshops and one to one sessions are structured with rigour, but low on theory and designed to engage sceptical participants.

Our sessions are fast-paced and challenging, with extensive use of video rehearsal and feedback. Participants will learn to distil and disseminate their key ideas using our proprietary message development tool.

We adapt the sessions according to the ability and requirements of the executives – and according to specific upcoming communication challenges, which we can plan for in the pre-session call.