How to Rock a Panel as a Moderator and Panelist with Natalie Eckdahl: Podcast Ep. 035

Podcast Ep. #35: How to Rock a Panel as a Moderator and Panelist with Natalie Eckdahl

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Moderating a panel, or being on one, can be a great way to increase your visibility at an event or conference. People in the audience see you as an expert and you get to know and network with the other panelists.

But, as the moderator if you’re not careful, panels can quickly become unruly or go off on tangents or end up with one person dominating the conversation.

My guest Natalie Eckdahl has moderated several high-profile panels over the past year, including at Social Media Marketing World, FinCon, and Podcast Movement. Along the way, she’s learned strategies and lessons that she shares in this episode.

We also talk about her decision to create her own live event, coming up in mid-October in Southern California, as she saw how much she connected with others at conferences she was attending.

About My Guest: Natalie Eckdahl is a Business Strategist and High Performance Coach, who helps high-achieving women entrepreneurs across industries and time zones build, grow, and scale their business while avoiding overwhelm. She’s the Founder of the BizChix Community and Podcast, and has been recognized as “One of the Top Women in Business to Listen to.” She has also been featured in Inc, Fast Company, Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.


  • How Natalie got to be a panel moderator
  • How to select good panelists
  • How to steer the conversation
  • How to get panelists to bond with each other beforehand
  • Checking out the room beforehand and how panelists should sit
  • Introducing panelists
  • Why attending conferences has become key to increasing Natalie’s visibility
  • Why host your own live event


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My recent episode on the Biz Chix Podcast #278

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  1. Natalie Eckdahl on September 21, 2017 at 11:10 am

    It was such an honor to be on your show Carol! I loved the opportunity to share about my experience hosting panels and contribute to the body of work you are creating for women to gain more visibility.

    • Avatar photo Carol Cox on September 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Natalie, it was my pleasure to have you on the podcast! Thank you for sharing what you’ve learned.

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