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Rocky M is spot-on regarding shooting a discussion. I probably would never shoot a panel discussion with more than two people with only one camera. I recommend buying a cheap camera for your cover shot — perhaps even a used camera from B&H or some other reliable vendor — and use your primary camera for closeup work. I often shoot lectures with two cameras, one locked down on the PowerPoint screen, the other on the presenter.
With regard to the footage you already have, there’s not much that can be done in post. You can certainly tighten it up by removing pauses and paper shuffling, but you can’t do much else without altering the content of the discussion.