Blog posts • Mar 20, 2020 08:43 +08
Now that you're likely working from home you are bound to have had more video conferences than ever before - how's it going? I bet you've found that it's not so easy to keep everybody engaged for long periods, and that important differences - but also similarities - to face-to-face meetings have arisen. Some key thoughts.
Blog posts • Mar 04, 2020 10:05 +08
It’s true media training should put your spokespeople through their paces. But I am not at all a fan of mock interview exercises which result in humiliation, fear, and ultimately defeat.
Blog posts • Feb 28, 2020 15:20 +08
We have had many requests from SGX-listed companies about staging virtual AGMs in our studio due to the COVID-19 disruptions – but there are some pitfalls company secretaries, investor relations officers and communications directors need to know.
Blog posts • Feb 27, 2020 08:30 +08
I've come to the disarming realisation that for years, presentation skills have been taught all wrong. But everyone is talented in something. We all have talents. And I've found a way to make them work for introverts.
Press releases • Dec 31, 2019 12:50 +08
JUST ANNOUNCED: The winner of the annual Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 in Malaysia
Press releases • Dec 31, 2019 12:38 +08
JUST ANNOUNCED: The winner of the annual Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 in Singapore
News • Nov 29, 2019 08:28 +08
Job seekers are frequently told to stay relevant by updating their soft skills. But what about employers? Our shortlisted candidate of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 in the Best Broadcast Awards this week appeared on CNA938 to talk about the top recruitment mistakes to avoid.
News • Nov 21, 2019 15:00 +08
Medtech startup Eko.ai beat almost 2,400 others from more than 120 countries to win the startup pitching competition SLINGSHOT at the Singapore Fintech Festival last week - and their pitching skills weren't just confined to the event.
News • Nov 11, 2019 11:00 +08
Business has moved on to B2B eCommerce and to mobile commerce, but when it comes to getting your message across, some things just never change.
Blog posts • Nov 11, 2019 07:35 +08
Seriously now, how many companies understand the new risks they face, much less how to communicate when crisis strikes? In the 2020s, all companies will be at risk, not just oil and gas, transport, food and pharmaceuticals. Companies which are not naturally exposed have a massive blind spot to these.
News • Nov 06, 2019 07:30 +08
A recent survey by PayPal shows fewer than 10% of respondents see cash as their preferred mode of payment when using government e-services. Our shortlisted candidate for Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 talked about going cashless - and in the process showed off his media interview skills.
News • Nov 06, 2019 07:20 +08
When you take part in a feature interview, it’s easy to be lulled into thinking it will be a breeze. After all, how difficult can the questions be in a personality profile? But as our Best Broadcast Interview nomination this week shows, they are sometimes the toughest.
Blog posts • Nov 04, 2019 07:35 +08
If the 2010s were the decade of cloud computing and big data, the 2020s will see a torrential downpour. But big data is worth little if you can’t derive business outcomes from it. Therefore, how that data is presented also has to evolve.
Blog posts • Oct 28, 2019 08:58 +08
Read the headline again. Isn’t it crazy that in the 2020s your corporate communications team is going to have to grapple with such strange media enquiries. The apps to create such videos are already available. Worse, you are going to field calls from pranksters extorting ransoms in exchange for not releasing such videos.
News • Oct 22, 2019 08:35 +08
Singapore's fast internet and cloud hub status has a dark side: it is increasingly the place from which malicious DDoS attacks are carried out. So says our nominee for Best Broadcast Interview in the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019, Wai Kit Cheah.
News • Oct 22, 2019 08:15 +08
Weaving a good story in a live radio interview can be tough, but our nominee of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 this week made it look easy.
Blog posts • Oct 21, 2019 08:56 +08
Climate change is forcing organisations to rethink how they do business. Instead of sending their executives on overseas trips, companies will be “flight shamed”. But business must go on, so many will turn to live webcasting. But are you ready to get in front of the camera?