Conference host, discussion leader and panel moderator
I interview people for a living
My ghostwriting clients are fascinating, busy people. When they give me 20 or 30 minutes of their time, it's up to me to find the gems that will attract and enthrall others.
These same interviewing skills translate beautifully when I serve as a conference host, discussion facilitator, or panel moderator.
All modesty aside, I am a long way from those typical moderators you might know and hate. The average moderator asks each panelist the same question and lets them talk long after the audience has lost interest.
Everyone at the front of the room should have one goal and that is to serve our audience's needs. I make sure that happens, by pre-interviewing each panel member, briefing them, and supporting them onstage.
For example, when your experts aren't necessarily trained speakers, I can control the pace and focus of a session, making it both interesting and enlightening for all attendees.
This is a rare skill.
Don't leave the success of your next panel to the panelists. Count on me to turn an average session into an extraordinary one.
And, yes, I can also tape interviews with your guests.