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Tips for Moderators


  1. Know your topic: Before you start preparing for the event, make sure you thoroughly understand the topic you will be speaking on. This will help you be confident and deliver an informed presentation.
  2. Practice your presentation: Practice makes perfect. Practice your presentation beforehand to ensure that you are comfortable with your speaking pace, tone, and delivery.
  3. Keep it interesting: As a speaker, it is your responsibility to keep the audience engaged. Make your presentation interactive by asking questions, giving examples, and using visuals. Use anecdotes, analogies, and stories to make your point.
  4. Be respectful: As a moderator, it is important to be respectful to all the speakers and attendees. Allow everyone to have their turn to speak and encourage them to share their views.
  5. Manage time well: Time management is crucial in tech events, and as a moderator, it is your responsibility to ensure that each speaker sticks to their allotted time. Make sure to keep the session on track and on time.
  6. Encourage audience participation: Encourage the audience to participate by asking questions or sharing their views. This will keep the discussion lively and informative.
  7. Be prepared for technical difficulties: Tech events can have technical difficulties such as projector issues or sound problems. Be prepared for such issues and have a backup plan in case of emergencies.
  8. Dress appropriately: Dress professionally and appropriately for the occasion. This will help you create a good impression on the attendees.
  9. Have a positive attitude: Having a positive attitude will help you connect better with the audience and create a conducive environment for discussion.
  10. Follow up: After the event, follow up with the attendees to get their feedback. This will help you improve your skills and prepare better for future events.

In conclusion, being a good moderator and speaker at a Tech event requires preparation, knowledge, and good communication skills. By following the above tips, you can create an engaging, informative, and successful Tech event.

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