The first panel I moderated, I was thrown in at the deep end. There was no training or coaching; it was just a case of taking a deep breath and muddling through as best I could.
Moderating was always seen as part of my job as a senior B2B journalist, not quite an expectation but actively encouraged.
‘Performance journalism’ I called it – asking questions in front of an audience – but it wasn’t something I thought about or signed up for when considering the job.
That first panel was terrifying but I survived, learned a lot and continued to learn from subsequent sessions.Continue reading “A lesson in moderating panels”