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Handling Question and Answer Sessions

Handling Question and Answer Sessions

I was at a conference recently where during the Q and A session, the moderator failed to stop a woman from sharing her life experience as a refugee with the audience. Interesting, as it was how she ended up in Oxford from Myanmar, it was not relevant to the subject of...

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How to Construct a Memorable Speech

How to Construct a Memorable Speech

Recently, I coached the head of a large Swiss NGO for a series of speeches she is giving at a popular summer forum. We worked on a structure and delivery that holds the attention of a global audience from different backgrounds - academic, non-governmental,...

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6 Top Tips for Engaging Panel Discussions

6 Top Tips for Engaging Panel Discussions

After a busy month of moderating for the UN, European Commission and trade federations in Brussels and Geneva, plus running how to moderate workshops for public and private sector institutions, I wanted to share my top 6 tips for successful...

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How to Craft a Memorable Sound Bite

How to Craft a Memorable Sound Bite

As a journalist, I knew immediately what sound bites I would use in my radio or television reports for the BBC. They were the couple of sentences that made for lively copy and were instantly memorable. What I may not have grasped in my rush to...

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