What I find interesting about the panel interface is how many different ways you can use it. And until the audience Q&A portal goes live, I think we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible.
What I do know, from comments made over the past couple months as well as from the emoji reactions to various panels, is that
Some people like the three interviews I’ve done here as well as the interviews done by @Chris and @Victoria .
Some people are already in LOVE with the coming AMA-style interviews where audience members can submit questions.
Some people like the workshop idea where Cake users can join to (a) learn how to do stuff better or (b) share their expertise. (An option for audience questions would be a huge plus, but it’s not a dealbreaker as far as participating.)
Some people like the multiple panelist discussions that @Chris did with Google Influencers (here) and that @Evergreen did on self-publishing (here).
Some people are pining for group Q&A panels with the cast of Avengers:Infinity Wars, with e-sports professional video game teams, with Dakar motorcycle teams, and other fascinating icons.
And some people are @ChrisJenkins , who’s shared that once the Q&A functionality is in place he plans to host entrepreneur Q&A's here with some of his friends in the technology space. (Can’t wait!)
And I haven’t even mentioned that the panel interface can be used to create safe spaces for cyber-bullied groups. (See here for the vision @yaypie shared during the very first panel on Cake.)
It’s okay to hate Cake interviews. Some people hate chocolate ice cream. But my intent with this thread wasn’t to open it up to trashing one panel over another.
As an occasional panel moderator here on Cake, I genuinely am curious as to what version of a panel people enjoy most. As someone who’s been a corporate trainer/instructor/coach, I’m already aching to do another workshop—but not tomorrow(!). But if workshops are at the bottom of people’s preferences list, or if they have suggestions to make it better, then I want to know.
I’d actually like a few more people to share their thoughts on this.