Last week I hosted a panel debate all about the Connected Customer & Company. You can read about it in my blog post here.
My brief as session chair was to make sure the audience got involved in an active Q&A, to help make the session lively. I’m sure you’ve all been to plenty of seminars, conferences and workshops where you get talked at for hours on end and the aim here was to make it a lot more interactive.
I’m delighted to see my efforts didn’t go unnoticed, as panellist Neville Hobson highlighted the pledge I made everyone take at the start of the session. It went something like this:
Everyone please raise your right hand and repeat after me..
I do solemnly swear,
to get involved,
not to sit on my hands,
to ask questions,
and to participate.
It seemed to get the panel off to a flying start and we certainly had plenty of interaction. You can listen to Neville’s recording of the session here too.
What can you do, or better still, what have you done, to make your event more interesting and engaging?