News • Sep 30, 2019 08:40 +08
Business leaders love talking about their financial results - when they're good. But when your business is losing money, you would obviously rather not talk about them. But Mohd Khairil Abdullah, CEO of Axiata Digital Service (ADS) handled the questions with aplomb on BFM's ‘The Breakfast Grille’.
News • Sep 30, 2019 08:35 +08
Our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 this week brought us back to the eighties with an interview with Popular Holding’s CEO Chou Cheng Ngok, discussing how he started the book store chain, and the challenges he faced over the years.
Press releases • Sep 30, 2019 08:10 +08
Hong Bao Media has officially launched the third edition of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019, to recognise local Senior Business Leaders for their media skills, to realise Hong Bao Media's vision of ensuring every Asian business leader is a world-class presenter.
Press releases • Sep 24, 2019 08:00 +08
Hong Bao Media has launched a first in Singapore": It conveys to in-house marketing professionals must-have skills in front of and behind the camera. In partnership with Moore's Lore Media and Shootsta, "Video Savvy LIVE - How to produce videos in time and on budget" is a blended learning workshop, with strong emphasis on hands-on practise.
HBM launches CliftonStrengths-powered coaching to help senior executives overcome fear of public speaking
Press releases • Sep 23, 2019 11:20 +08
By applying CliftonStrengths coaching techniques, our Gallup-certified Principal Coach and HBM Managing Director Mark Laudi is able to help even the most introverted executive tap into their natural talents and get comfortable in front of live audiences or on camera.
News • Sep 17, 2019 08:45 +08
If you are senior – or lucky – enough to have a speech writer, it’s time to either change their job description, or to let them go.
Blog posts • Jul 08, 2019 09:00 +08
In a business setting, accents can hinder your message being understood and lead to ambiguity and misinterpretation. So, why do people speak with accents, and what can they do to lose them? HBM's Mark Laudi discuss the secret of clear communication with Saveria.
Hong Bao Media and Shootsta announce strategic partnership to give clients more avenues to produce in-house video contents
Press releases • Jul 02, 2019 08:55 +08
Hong Bao Media and Shootsta are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration to equip corporate communications and marketing professionals with the tools and skills they need to produce video content in-house.
Blog posts • Jun 26, 2019 09:00 +08
If there are two takeaways for disciples of communication from this year's ConnecTech in Singapore, they are (1) the rise of 5G, and (2) the proliferation of live streaming platforms - with huge implications for communications professionals and their senior leadership teams.
Blog posts • Jun 11, 2019 10:50 +08
Without any further ado, can you please consign this eye-rolling cliché to history. It is now so common for on-stage presenters to wrap their opening or housekeeping remarks with this phrase that my eyes are rolling constantly.
Blog posts • May 03, 2019 08:05 +08
In the whole Brexit chaos, the person who has impressed me the most is the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. Communications Directors in Asia are unlikely to ever have to control a scrum of journalists like Bercow controls the House. But I have anyway distilled his edicts "from a sedentary position" into a set of learnings for business leaders and communications professionals.
Blog posts • Mar 28, 2019 06:43 +08
In the wake of the gun attack on two mosques in Christchurch this month, one question being asked is whether live video streaming apps should be banned. Here is my answer.
Blog posts • Mar 20, 2019 08:22 +08
A surprising number of media training participants have asked me why they can't just speak their minds like Donald Trump. They admire his courage to say what he thinks. But while I have some sympathy with the motivation, it does not follow that you should follow Trump's example. Here are six reasons why.
Blog posts • Feb 20, 2019 17:45 +08
The discussion about policing fake news misses one important point. Sure, people shouldn’t publish rubbish and pass it off as news. But news consumers must become better judges of whether stories are truthful.
Blog posts • Feb 14, 2019 09:00 +08
People who are saying LinkedIn Live is late to the video live streaming party are missing the point. The network is designed for business people sharing meaningful, valuable content - and that will apply to live video, too. I cannot overstate the significance of this. Senior business leaders who want to make a success of LinkedIn Live will have to take an entirely different approach.
Blog posts • Feb 13, 2019 08:38 +08
Recently, a group of your staff came to my TV studio for executive presence training and shared a surprising frustration: when they present to you and the senior leadership team, the hardest thing is to get your attention. The message you are sending your staff when you and the SLT don't pay attention is you don't care – and neither should they. Is that the culture you want in your organisation?
Blog posts • Feb 11, 2019 08:50 +08
The Chairman and the CEO of the National Australia Bank have quit in the wake of Australia's top level enquiry into its banks – resulting in an interesting case study in crisis communications
Blog posts • Feb 04, 2019 10:10 +08
A new year with new beginnings, may the rising sun bring you immense peace, prosperity and happiness.
News • Feb 02, 2019 10:56 +08
The Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister's recent appearance on the BBC's HardTalk program was impressive, and while there is always room for improvement it was in many ways exemplary for other local business and political leaders. His interview technique embodies these key learnings.