Blog posts • Mar 05, 2018 16:44 +08
Elim Chew's TEDx talk on Sensitivity Quotient (SQ) was not just well-delivered, and a worthy shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018. The SQ concept itself underscores the need for strive for better communication.
Blog posts • Feb 28, 2018 08:54 +08
There were two controversies surrounding public figures being asked personal questions on camera this week, which provide hugely valuable lessons for senior business leaders. It is a natural consequence that audiences want to know more about the person behind the headlines. Handled right, this can add to your personal brand.
Blog posts • Feb 26, 2018 08:15 +08
BreadTalk Group CEO Henry Chu serves up strong responses to difficult questions on live TV
Blog posts • Feb 26, 2018 08:15 +08
Small & Medium Enterprises are by definition small, but ASME President Kurt Wee demonstrates in a TV interview that that shouldn't stop you from appearing competently in media interviews. As a role model for the 214,000 SMEs in Singapore, his post-budget interview is a very worthwhile shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Blog posts • Feb 20, 2018 18:35 +08
Singapore Trade & Industry Minister S Iswaran strikes a balance between responding credibly to difficult questions and selling the just-announced Budget 2018.
Blog posts • Feb 12, 2018 09:12 +08
The Singapore Airshow, which ended yesterday, brought the who's who of the aviation industry to town – among them this week's shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Blog posts • Feb 05, 2018 09:39 +08
This is among the toughest questions a corporate chief can be asked. But SMRT Chief Executive Officer Desmond Kuek did very well in responding to it, and so I am nominating him for the inaugural Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Blog posts • Jan 30, 2018 21:49 +08
Answering this question is becoming increasingly urgent.
Blog posts • Jan 30, 2018 21:46 +08
It's offical: all locally-listed companies must now produce an annual sustainability report. This initiative by the Singapore Exchange was announced some years ago, in an effort to attract more international investors to Singapore companies. From January 1, all SGX-listed companies must file such a report within five months of the end of their financial year.
Blog posts • Jan 30, 2018 21:45 +08
I hear this time and time again during our media and presentation skills workshops: "we are Asian, and therefore we don't present well."
Blog posts • Jan 22, 2018 09:27 +08
The answer to this question should be obvious, but if you find yourself saying no, maybe you should explore new options.
Blog posts • Dec 15, 2017 09:04 +08
You wouldn't think the departure of a total of 400 staff at Singapore Press Holdings by the end of this year is of any relevance when you take part in a media interview. But the shrinking number of journalists actually has a much greater impact than you might think.
Blog posts • Dec 08, 2017 12:44 +08
Audiences tune out when speakers read speeches at conferences. But when you can't avoid reading from a script, there are some things you can (must) do to prevent them falling asleep.
Blog posts • Dec 06, 2017 17:20 +08
The BBC has apologised for showing footage in a news story about the death Shashi Kapoor, but showing different actors. This sort of slip-up in the vision library is all too common, and not just at the BBC.
Blog posts • Mar 23, 2017 08:42 +08
Sharing content is an imperative for marketers today.
Blog posts • Feb 27, 2017 08:40 +08
Embarrassing mistakes by professional emcees are seemingly getting more common. Here is some colour on how to avoid something like this happening at your event.