HumourOctober 14, 2019

If talk-show hosts were panel moderators

Imagine how brutally honest they would be.
2019-11-04 00:00:00 India Development Review If talk-show hosts were panel moderators
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1. When panelists have to introduce themselves and use the opportunity to turn it into a donor pitch for their organisation.
Oprah Winfrey's gif_nonprofit humour


2. When the moderator realises she’s the token female on a manel*. 
Oprah Winfrey's gif_nonprofit humour


3. When a panelist talks about the struggles they faced moving to the social sector after graduating from Harvard Business School.
Lily Singh_nonprofit humour


4. When a donor talks about how that one field visit changed their life and world-view.
Stephen Colbert gif_nonprofit humour


5. When there’s a government rep and an activist on the same ‘freedom of speech’ panel. 
Stephen Colbert gif_nonprofit humour


6. When you specifically ask the audience for questions, not comments, and someone gives a five-minute speech with zero questions in it anyway. 
Jimmy Kimmel gif_nonprofit humour


7. When a foundation head from *insert first world country* waltzes in and gives a speech about development in India when they have no idea what the ground reality is. 
Lily Singh's gif_nonprofit humour


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8. When a panelist asks you whether you’re planning on asking them tough questions before the discussion starts.
Jimmy Fallon's gif_nonprofit humour


9. When you ask someone whether they know the answer to a question, and they don’t—but insist on launching into a monologue anyway.
Stephen Colbert gif_nonprofit humour


10. When the panel discussion actually ends on time.
Jimmy Fallon's gif_nonprofit humour

*A manel is an all-male panel—a portmanteau of the words ‘man’ and ‘panel’.

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