There are many factors that need to be in place in order for a conference or meeting to work optimally, from the events people who make sure the sound and lights work faultlessly, to the speakers and contributors who make up the program, to all the many people working hard behind the scenes to make the event a success.
Just as important a factor in the success of an event is the moderator. I have been a speaker at thousands of events, so I have seen my fair share of great (and not-so-great) moderators over the years. I have shared experiences with hundreds of other great speakers around the world, and I believe I know what speakers and audiences are looking for from a good moderator.
My moderator style is warm, friendly, knowleadgeable, curious about the speakers and the panel discussion participants. I have an extensive repertoire of storytelling and presentation techniques to create smooth and relevant links between the various segments and speakers of an event.
My aim is to challenge people without making them feel threatened, as well as create the ultimate atmosphere for people to open up and share their opinions and insights with their audiences.
I can moderate in both English and Norwegian.
Pellegrino Riccardi was our moderator for InnoTown 2014 and 2015. On both occasions, Pellegrino displayed a truly unique ability to lead our international audience through two intense conference days. Always well-prepared, Pellegrino is both knowledgeable and highly entertaining at the same time. WIth his warm, disarming and humorous style, Pellegrino displays a rare ability to seamlessly link everything together. Pellegrino received unanimous praise from both the InnoTown attendees and the conference speakers themselves. We look forward to having Pellegrino back for more upcoming Innotown conferences.– Dag Lausund, Managing Director, InnoTown, Norway