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Chapter Event September – Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE, NSA National President

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- $60

Extreme Panels: Surprisingly Unique Formats for Asking & Getting Answers

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About the Event:

Panels are lame. Except when they’re not. But a panel experience that audiences actually rave about is as rare as a unicorn sighting. To craft an Extreme Panel, speakers need to know both what you are trying to AVOID (repetition, sameness, platitudes, rambling, dearth of content audience members don’t already know)…and what you want (panelists “spilling” in a compelling way).

In Extreme Panels, Brian will vividly showcase 15+ formats for asking questions to panelists in unexpected ways, while also structuring how the panelists’ responses are delivered.

Extreme Panel formats include:

  • Would You Rather polling
  • Lightning Round
  • Yes, no, maybe
  • One breath wonders
  • Next week, next month, next year tips
  • Hot Seat (make panelists squirm)

But wait, there’s more. Brian will demonstrate every format (as well as the importance of panel member “types”) with a star-studded diverse panel from our very own NSA NYC chapter. So you will get the Double Benefit of experiencing the Extreme Panel formats while ALSO hearing great answers about your speaking business.

Three tangible ideas or takeaways:

  1. Discover how to jump start a panel discussion (give audience members hope instead of despair)
  2. Create and sustain exciting variety in questioning formats the generate truly insightful answers
  3. Transform audience members from information recipients to participants

About the Speaker:

Since 1998, Brian Walter’s Extreme Meetings has “infotained” audiences from 10 to 10,000. He is a unique blend of internal and external communication expertise. Over a 25+ year career, Brian has been an advertising director, marketing & sales director, radio & TV commercial producer, copywriter, communications manager, speech coach, video producer, management trainer, consultant and professional speaker. He’s even a Guinness Book of World Records holder for producing the world’s shortest TV commercial. Brian is the current NSA National President, has earned the elite Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, and is also a member of Meeting Professionals International and the Society for Advancement of Consulting.

Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE, NSA National President

About the Venue:

Our monthly Chapter Meetings and all MeetUps take place at Microsoft’s New York office building. Tickets must be purchased by 11:55 pm two days prior to the event. No WALK INS are possible. Please bring I.D. and check in at the Microsoft Concierge. Subways to 11 Times Square (between 41st and 42nd Streets on 8th Avenue, next to Port Authority Bus Terminal) are 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, N, and Q trains at all times, or C and R trains at all times except late nights.

Important Deadline:

No walk ins are possible. You must buy your ticket 48 hours prior to the event.

Membership Ticket:

If you are a member of the NSA NYC chapter, please log in with your username and password. Buy a general ticket and your membership discount will automatically be applied on the check out page.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Requests for refunds must be made a least one week before registration for the event closes by using the contact form. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify us and send first name, last name and e-mail address of the person who will join us 48 hours prior to the event via the contact form. Discounted All-Access-Pass chapter event tickets can not be refunded. All-Access-Pass holders can not send a replacement, instead they will receive audio recordings of each chapter event.


September 15
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Microsoft Office
11 Times Square
New York, NY United States


NSA NYC Chapter

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