Becoming a better panellist

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TH Real Estate

201 Bishopsgate



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Becoming a better panelist

Registration cost: £450 + vat

This half-day course for female professionals examines techniques and gives practical advice for getting the best out of panel discussion opportunities.
Panel discussions are an integral part of industry event programmes, whether as part of a larger conference or the central component of smaller events. They provide an excellent entry-point for women to raise their profile at industry events and gain public speaking experience. This course is kindly hosted by TH Real Estate.

The course is limited to eight participants to ensure time for all to practice.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • What to expect from panel discussions and how to prepare for them including delivering core messages and handling difficult questions

  • The psychology of panel discussions and how to get you share of air time and handle the on-stage dynamics

  • Putting theory into practice with mock panel discussions

On completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of the panel discussion format and how to prepare for them

  • Contribute to panel discussions with interesting content while conveying key messages

  • Increase their personal effectiveness on stage as a panellist

Who should attend the course?

This course is designed for women from the real estate industry who already have some experience of panel discussions as well as those who are new to it. This training is particularly relevant for female professionals who are part of the Women Talk Real Estate database and want to expand their skills, or those looking to gain experience and confidence in public speaking before featuring in the network.

Programme at a glance

08:30 - 09:00
Welcome and breakfast

09:00 - 09:20
Programme introduction

  • Format of the day
  • Previous panel experience
  • Issues and areas of focus

The theory of panel discussions

  • Types of panel discussions
  • What works, what doesn’t
  • What to expect from being on a panel

Preparation and content

  • Delivering core messages
  • Optimal structure for answering questions
  • Techniques for bringing lively content
  • Handling difficult questions
  • Preparing for panel discussions

10.50 – 11.10
Coffee break

11.10 – 11.55
The psychology of panel discussions

  • Managing anxiety and emotion
  • How to get your share of time – going next, breaking in, interrupting effectively
  • Handling moderators
  • Building empathy with the moderators and audience
  • Time management
  • Where to sit and effective body language

11.55 – 12.45
Panel discussion practice

12.45 – 13.00
Course wrap up

Who is running the course?
Women Talk Real Estate has partnered with Madano, a strategic communications consultancy, to deliver its annual programme of traning courses on successful stage and media presence called Visibility Matters series. Please look out for details on our other upcoming courses.

Women Talk Real Estate is a non profit organisation dedicated to increasing the visibility of women in the European real estate industry. Our database connects female professionals with speaking and media opportunities and we provide training for successful stage and media presence.
Launch date: 24 April 2017 I www.womentalkrealestate.org


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact us on viktorija@womentalk-re.org

What's the refund policy?

Becoming a better panellist course is designed for eight people only to ensure the best results and time for all to practice. As such we can offer the following cancellation policy:

Full refund is available for cancellation received 4 weeks prior to the course date (on and before 26 April 2017). Refund is not possible after this date.

For cancellations received after the 26th April 2017, we promise to do our best to resell your place and in case we do, we will offer you a refund. We will have a waiting list of interested professionals therefore it is important that you complete the cancellation of your place.

All cancellations on and prior to the 26th April must be done through Eventbrite and after the 26th April, please send an email to Viktorija@womentalk-re.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring anything with you as we will have your details from the registration process.

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