21 insightful questions to ask when moderating your next panel discussion

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As a panel moderator, asking insightful and interesting questions is one of your biggest responsibilities.

作為主持人,提出富有洞察力和有趣的問題是您最大的責任之一。

Tips for Selecting Questions:

  • For a 60-minute panel with 4 panelists, choose 4–5 questions from the lists below.
  • Panelists should speak for 2–4 minutes in response to questions
  • Not every panelist has to address every question
  • Leave at least 15 minutes for audience questions
  • Consider opening it up to audience questions earlier and if it gets quiet, you can return to some of your prepared questions.

選擇問題的提示:

  • 對於有4位小組成員的60分鍾小組,請從下面的列表中選擇4–5個問題
  • 小組成員應回答問題2–4分鐘
  • 並非每個小組成員都必須解決每個問題
  • 留下至少15分鐘的觀眾問題
  • 考慮提前向觀眾提問,如果它變得安靜,你可以回到一些準備好的問題。

21 Questions to ask when moderating your next panel discussion

While creating questions specifically for your panel is the very best way to make your discussion unique and engaging, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. (Read more below to find out how to create and crosscheck your questions.)

Here are 21 questions you could ask almost any panel to get it started or to keep it going if you run out of your own questions.

  1. How can we advance the [field/topic/industry]?
  2. How has the [field/topic/industry] changed in the past 5 years? What do you predict will happen in the next 5 to 10 years?
  3. What is the biggest challenge in the [field/topic/industry] at the moment?
  4. What are the most critical changes that we must make to face the future effectively?
  5. What effect has [specific technology] made on the [field/topic/industry]?
  6. Who is making the greatest advancements in the [field/topic/industry], and what are they doing?
  7. What is the most interesting trend for 2019?
  8. What do you think the best outcome for the [audience/industry/planet] would be?
  9. What is the number one way we can make a substantial difference?
  10. In your publication [book/article/etc] you stated that [view point]. How did you come to that? [Follow up question to another panelist]: Do you have a different perspective?
  11. What made you decide to tackle this subject? How did you get into the [industry/field], and why do you stay?
  12. What are some of the ways people from your [industry/field] are making a difference in the world?
  13. What has helped you get to where you are [influential/effective/in the forefront] and what advice would you have for others who want to set off in a similar direction?
  14. What are common misconceptions people have? How can we combat these misconceptions and communicate more effectively?
  15. Do you remember a specific experience of where you wished that [you/your organization/your industry] had done something differently? If you were to do it over, what would you change?
  16. A follow-up to the previous question: By way of comparison, do you remember something you’ve done or something you wish everyone was doing, and why?
  17. What’s the question you are most tired of hearing on this subject, and what would you like to say about it so you never have to answer it again?
  18. What question would you like to hear [specific panelist] answer?
  19. What is one piece of practical advice you would give to someone starting out?
  20. What is the best resource for people who want to dive in deeper?
  21. Is there anything we’re leaving out here that needs to be addressed?

在審核下一次小組討論時要問的問題

雖然專門為您的面板創建問題是使您的討論獨特且吸引人的最佳方式,但有時可能很難知道從哪裡開始。 (請閱讀以下內容,了解如何創建和交叉檢查您的問題。)

這裡有21個問題,你可以問幾乎任何一個小組來啟動它,或者如果你用完自己的問題就繼續這樣做。

  1. 我們如何在[領域/主題/行業]更上層呢?
  2. 在過去5年中,[領域/主題/行業]有何變化?你預測未來5到10年會發生什麼?
  3. 目前[領域/主題/行業]面臨的最大挑戰是什麼?
  4. 我們必須做出哪些最有效的改變才能有效地面對未來?
  5. [特定技術]對[領域/主題/行業]產生了什麼影響?
  6. 誰在[領域/主題/行業]取得了最大的進步,他們在做什麼?
  7. 2019年最有趣的趨勢是什麼?
  8. 您認為[觀眾/行業/世界]的最佳結果是什麼?
  9. 我們能夠做出實質性改變的首要方法是什麼?
  10. 在您的出版物[書 / 文章/ etc]中,您說過[觀點]。你是怎麼想到的呢? [跟隨另一位小組成員的問題]:你有不同的觀點嗎?
  11. 是什麼讓你決定解決這個問題?你是如何進入[行業/領域]的,你為什麼留下來?
  12. 您([行業/領域]的人們在這個世界上有什麼不同的方式?
  13. 什麼幫助你達到了[有影響力/有效/在最前沿]你會對那些想要朝著類似方向出發的人提出什麼建議?
  14. 人們常見的誤解是什麼?我們如何打擊這些誤解並更有效地溝通?
  15. 您是否還記得您希望[您/您的組織/您的行業]以不同方式做某事的具體經歷?如果你要完成它,你會改變什麼?
  16. 上一個問題的後續行動:作為比較,你還記得你做過的事情或者你希望每個人都做的事情,為什麼?
  17. 你最厭倦聽到這個問題的問題是什麼,你想說些什麼,所以你再也不用回答了?
  18. 您希望聽到[特定小組成員]回答的問題是什麼?
  19. 你會給剛起步的人提供哪些實用建議?
  20. 對於想要深入的人來說,最好的資源是什麼?
  21. 我們在這裡有什麼需要解決的問題嗎?

Create your own questions

When creating your own questions, you need to start with going back to the purpose of your panel. Why are you here, and why should your audience care?

Each question should come back to this and constantly be pushing your panelists towards creating value and insights for your audience.

What kind of questions should you ask?

  • What will the audience be interested in learning about?
  • Will this question draw upon the panelist’s experiences in a useful way?
  • Is this question open-ended, or will you get a simple “yes” or “no” answer?
  • Will the question start a deeper conversation? Does it have the potential to spark a debate?
  • Is this question something you can’t easily find the answer to on the internet?
  • Why is this particular panelist on the panel? What unique perspective can they add? How can you draw that out?

創建自己的問題

在創建自己的問題時,您需要回到面板的目的。你為什麼來這裡,你的觀眾為什麼要關心?

每個問題都應該回到這一點,並不斷推動您的小組成員為您的受眾創造價值和見解。

你應該問什麼樣的問題?

  • 觀眾有興趣了解什麼?
  • 這個問題是否會以有用的方式吸取小組成員的經驗?
  • 這個問題是開放式的,還是會得到簡單的“是”或“否”答案?
  • 問題會開始更深入的對話嗎?它是否有可能引發爭論?
  • 這個問題是你在互聯網上找不到的答案嗎?
  • 為什麼這個特定的小組成員在小組討論?他們可以添加什麼獨特的視角?你怎麼能把它畫出來的?

The Best Questions To Ask At Networking Events

  1. Where do you recommend I go while I’m here?
  2. How did you hear about this event?
  3. What is on your reading list?
  4. What is your favorite thing to do?
  5. Where are you from?
  6. What did you think about the event?
  7. What is your story?
  8. How did you decide to do what you do?
  9. What are some of your go-to resources for getting guidance in your field of work?
  10. How can I be helpful to you right now?

在社交活動時中提出的最佳問題

  1. 你在哪裡推薦我在這兒的時候去哪兒?
  2. 你是怎麼聽說這個活動的?
  3. 你的閱讀清單上有什麼?
  4. 你最喜歡做什麼?
  5. 你從哪裡來?
  6. 你對這次活動有什麼看法?
  7. 你的故事是什麼?
  8. 你是怎麼決定做你做的?
  9. 您在工作領域獲得指導的一些資源是什麼?
  10. 我現在怎樣才能對你有所幫助?

Source : https://speakerhub.com/blog/21-insightful-questions-ask-when-moderating-your-next-panel-discussion-plus-some-great-tips

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