The chemistry of moderation: 4 criteria to select the best moderator

24 april 2015
Categorieën: Art and value of moderation
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Chemistry is a simple thing. The right mix of elements will get you a chain-reaction, leading to whatever you want: heat, cold, light, electricity, oxygen… even explosion or fireworks. But when it comes to meetings and events, this chemistry turns out to be not all that easy.
The ingredient of moderation, for instance, is one to be added with great care. Throw in the wrong meeting-moderator and your event will turn into a tasteless, colourless and useless bowl of sludge.
On the bright side: with a few simple selection-criteria, moderation will add just that little bit of extra power every meeting needs.

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Read how to find the perfect moderator for your meeting or event at Event Manager Blog

On a regular basis, we publish on Event Manager Blog, the leading weblog for the meetings and events industry.
All posts are written by Jan-Jaap In der Maur, founder/moderator at Masters in Moderation

Meet Roy Sheppard: your cheapest insurance

23 april 2015
Categorieën: Meet our moderators, News
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Masters in Moderation is delighted to announce that we have been joined by British master moderator Roy Sheppard. Roy is highly respected within the global conference industry as one of the most experienced conference moderators in the world.

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360,000 speakers receive Toastmasters magazine each month. In this month’s edition, they have included a three page profile on Roy’s work as a moderator. It is a great way of getting to know him: Roy Sheppard MiM-Toastmasters.

If you’d like to check Roy’s availability for your next conference or meeting, please get in touch with Masters in Moderation at info@mastersinmoderation.com  or +31 6 46 113 994

Moderation Design: conducting a monumental symphony

23 april 2015
Categorieën: Art and value of moderation
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The meeting-moderator is like the conductor of a symphony-orchestra: it is his job to execute the work of the composer to his best abilities and to elate the audience.
It is therefore inconceivable to image the conductor taking a look at the music for the first time, only just before he enters stage. You simply can’t imagine the director not thinking about his interpretation of a classical masterpiece.

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Just as inconceivable it is having a meeting-moderator not preparing at all and solely trusting on his gut-feeling during the event. Yet, this is still very common …

Read what a perfect ‘moderation design‘ should look like at Event Manager Blog

On a regular basis, we publish on Event Manager Blog, the leading weblog for the meetings and events industry.
All posts are written by Jan-Jaap In der Maur, founder/moderator at Masters in Moderation

Time should be on our side: how to make every minute of your meeting count?

23 april 2015
Categorieën: Art and value of moderation
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There is nothing so annoying as a conference running late. It irritates the attendees, who then will go home on a negative sentiment; no matter how great the programme was. Furthermore it has a negative effect on the succes of the meeting, because running late leaves less time for reflection, harvesting and implementation.
How can we make sure, time is not our enemy? How can we make sure that – freely translated from the Rolling Stones’ song – ‘time is on our side’? There are some very simple solutions to this problem …

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Read the full post ‘5 principles to make every minute of your meeting count’ at Event Manager Blog

On a regular basis, we publish on Event Manager Blog, the leading weblog for the meetings and events industry.
All posts are written by Jan-Jaap In der Maur, founder/moderator at Masters in Moderation