It is no overstatement to say the quality of a forum depends on the quality of the questions.
While the panelists are the stars of the show, the moderator is the one brings out the best in them. The key in moderating a forum is infotainment – give the audience the information they need and entertainment them in the process.
The chemistry between the moderator and the panel is also vital. Getting to know the panelists (and getting along with them!) is part of the moderator’s job. In this way, great moderators uncover the value speakers bring to the discussion and make them shine on stage.