A lesson in moderating panels

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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 something that was 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.

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