This is one of the first interactive lecture formats I developed—perhaps in a fit of megalomania. During the past 20 years, many people have used Press Conference successfully for training and for disseminating information.
Organize participants into teams and ask them to create and organize questions for grilling an expert in a simulated press conference.
When to Use This Format
Lecturers have found Press Conference to be most helpful under the following circumstances:
The instructional content is primarily factual—such as product specifications—or informational— such as new policies and procedures.