We host sessions diving into moderation best practices about once a month. Anyone can attend! There are also many great moderators in the community who can give you tips!
Here are a few things that have usually served conversation hosts well:
More speakers are better: This feels counterintuitive, but it brings more perspectives to the conversation and feels more casual and serendipitous. This also helps bring more people into the audience, since people who follow the speaker will be notified. The audience also enjoys seeing groups on stage - it feels like they're listening in on a group hangout. The sweet spot is somewhere between 5 and 15 speakers, but we've seen less and more work too!
Help speakers share the stage: The conversation is less engaging if one person dominates the room, so moderators can avoid this by actively encouraging others to speak. One way to do this is to watch for people who unmute themselves. This is a signal that a speaker may want to chime in or offer a reaction or response.
Don't be shy about 'managing' the stage: Sometimes the stage will get too big - that makes it difficult to maintain the flow of the conversation without people talking over each other. A great way to manage the stage is to let folks know that once they've shared their thoughts, you'll move them back to the audience so other people can have their turn.
Develop your own style: Hosting on a Clubhouse isn't a science, it's an art! Experiment, try new styles, have fun, and find what works for you!