Blog posts • Oct 27, 2018 18:18 +08
One of the housekeeping items I usually have to mention when hosting conferences and events is to encourage delegates to complete the feedback form. But few delegates do, and it drives some event managers crazy. They offer parking vouchers, entries into a lucky draw, and more, to incentivise delegates to complete the form. So, what else can you do?
Blog posts • Oct 22, 2018 07:23 +08
So, your event is underway, but with each passing hour your audience shrinks. Some delegates leave during the coffee or lunch breaks, others walk out during the plenary sessions or breakouts. This column aims to gather the best ideas to reduce the attrition during your event. What ideas can you contribute?
What Chinese companies could learn from Malaysia’s cancellation of Belt and Road Initiative projects
Blog posts • Oct 22, 2018 07:10 +08
The BRI-related problems in Malaysia are, at their core, communications issues. If the structure and benefits of the Chinese BRI investments had been communicated more effectively, they might have continued to enjoy the support of Malaysians even after the government changed.
News • Oct 22, 2018 07:07 +08
Krystal Choo, CEO and Founder of Tickle, caught our ear as she shared her experiences in her recent radio interview - including how she came up with her brand name. She sets a good example not just for women in technology, but for all business leaders.
News • Oct 03, 2018 08:35 +08
Our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week brought us back to the eighties with stories on how we used to withdraw cash ... from a post bank. And, despite being in 'The Hot Seat', Group CEO of NETS Jeffrey Goh kept his poise throughout this 17-minute broadcast interview on MONEY FM 89.3.
News • Sep 25, 2018 11:45 +08
One gripping story to emerge from last week's Singapore International Cyber Week was the hacking of a personal financial literacy portal for women, which was held to ransom to the tune of $150,000. But in telling her story, "The New Savvy" CEO Anna Haotanto also displayed a great deal of media savvy, which is why we have shortlisted her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Blog posts • Sep 25, 2018 11:25 +08
When China’s President Xi Jinping first spoke of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, it marked the beginning of an exciting economic development. But a substantial element of it has been missed, and it is important for companies on the Chinese mainland and elsewhere to stay true to the underlying motivation for the Initiative.
News • Sep 18, 2018 12:02 +08
The campaign by successful local business leaders holding signs saying "It did not define me" aims to highlight that you can succeed in life, even without being top of the class in your PSLE. And it's a pretty good indicator of success in media interviews, too, as Zenith's Helen Lee demonstrates.
News • Sep 18, 2018 11:18 +08
DHL Express in Malaysia is not just Aon Hewitt Asia Pacific’s best employer for four consecutive years, their Managing Director Christopher Ong isn't so shabby at media interviews either!
News • Sep 06, 2018 08:03 +08
John-Son Oei's confidence, good body posture and maintaining eye contact with his audience makes him worthy for the Best Conference Presentation category of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week.
Blog posts • Sep 06, 2018 07:31 +08
All event managers can relate to the scenario: you've organised a seminar or conference, but between 30% and 50% of registered delegates don't show up. I'm gathering the best ideas to solve this problem. Here are some of my own to get you started.
News • Aug 30, 2018 04:22 +08
In this week's round of nominations for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018, we are shortlisting three local business leaders from various backgrounds, who displayed good media savvy in their interviews.
News • Aug 16, 2018 13:24 +08
Educating young children on personal financial is difficult for many parents. But in discussing how to do that on Money FM 89.3, Roslinda Mohd Solihin, Head of Adoption Services and Senior Manager of Programmes at APKIM Resources and ACOSS, also showed off her media skills.
News • Aug 16, 2018 13:09 +08
Eqhwan Mokhzanee, CEO of AmBank Islamic had a lot to say when he was on The Breakfast Grille, BFM 89.9 with host Melisa Idris. In his broadcast interview, Eqhwan discussed his perspective on Islamic Finance (IF) and what it takes for Malaysia to remain competitive.
Blog posts • Aug 16, 2018 12:46 +08
What a cheeky comment! But yes, I do personally answer our website's LiveChat. Is it really that unusual?
Blog posts • Aug 12, 2018 16:36 +08
The discussion over Kanye West's pregnant pause, when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump, is missing some important nuances. Worse, any camera-shy Asian business leader who watches West getting cut off will wonder whether they can still take time to think before answering questions, or if they should take part in live TV interviews at all.
Blog posts • Aug 12, 2018 09:05 +08
In this guest blog, Hong Bao Media's crisis communications expert Patrick Nathan says reflects on seven observations worth sharing from meetings these past few months with a number of organisations, to talk about crisis management and crisis communications.
News • Aug 07, 2018 14:42 +08
One of the objections senior business leaders raise to appearing in the media is that their English is not good enough. But our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week disproves this - if not in person, then in the topic of her presentation.
News • Jul 31, 2018 13:25 +08
It's easy to say authenticity in media interviews is important - until you are a bankrupt. How candid should you be about your negatives. Jerome Tan, Founder of PIP Holdings, shows the way.