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Are you ready to learn what not to do as a moderator/MC for a global event?


We have moderated and MC'd a fair share of events, and have learned a few things about what works and what doesn't.


Here are a few things to avoid:

  • Don't forget the time zones: Forgetting to adjust for the time difference between the US and other countries is imperative. Imagine starting the event an hour late and having to scramble to catch up.

  • Don't ignore cultural differences: It's important to be sensitive to cultural differences when moderating a global event. A joke can fall completely flat because it is inappropriate in the local culture.

  • Don't hog the spotlight: As a moderator/MC, your job is to facilitate the discussion and keep things moving. Don't be tempted to steal the spotlight by sharing your own opinions or stories at the expense of the panelists or speakers.

  • Don't be unprepared: Make sure you do your research and come prepared with thoughtful questions and discussion points. Winging it, can lead to a lot of awkward silences and unengaged attendees.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure that your global event is a success! And if all else fails, just remember to keep a sense of humor and roll with the punches.

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