Questions from the audience can enrich a panel discussion or derail it, so decide ahead of time when and how you will manage questions. You can:
- Take Questions As You Go. Allow questions to percolate from the audience at any time.
- Stop Periodically and Ask For Questions. For example, stop for questions after each panelist presentation, key topical discussion or stop every 20 minutes to take questions.
- Dedicate a time for Q&A. Create a specific time to take questions from the audience, usually held at the end of the program and before the final summary.