About Progress PanelsSM

Timing, Format, and Media Options

While the interaction and content that Progress PanelsSM generate get obvious top-billing, other success factors have big impacts, too.

Among the most frustrating aspects of many traditional conference panels is time-frame. Not enough time is allocated to do the subject justice. Progress PanelsSM require sufficient time, usually 2.5 – 3.5 hours. With the right preparation, our experience demonstrates that even this amount of time seems to pass too quickly. It is both the results, and the excitement of the panelists and audiences that justify this investment of time.

Progress PanelsSM can be organized in a wide range of formats. The classic panel comprises representatives of all perspectives surrounding an essential component question. We’ve used panels comprising as many as 14 people. Important topics can break down into component questions and several panels. Conferences can be organized around a series of panels.

“Results and excitement justify the investment of time”

Sometimes, the audience is the panel. For one client, the opportunity was to break down trust barriers between the client and potential customers. More than 20 people — key client and customer representatives — assembled together.  Similar panels can be organized for customers, or employees, or potential alliance partners, or issue advocates, or experts, or any grouping that can help clarify a question and its conflicts and potential for consensus.

Progress PanelsSM are flexible and custom-designed. Ask us how your topics, challenges and outcomes can be achieved. Events can involve hundreds, scores, or just a dozen. Audiences can be cross-sections, interdisciplinary or focused. They can be especially valuable for…
• Associations and Societies
• Business Groups
• Communities
• Schools and Districts
• Meeting and Conference Venues (compelling, original content for branded events)

Media Options
While Progress PanelsSM are face-to-face and live, a wide range of media can be incorporated and wrapped around them.
• A Broadcast
• A Videotape
• An Audio recording
• Transcripts
• Tweets
• Audience Response Input and Surveying
• Research reports
• News media — local, national and specialty
• Ongoing Internet marketing

Want to think through how this might help you? Call us for a free telephone consultation