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How to persuade delegates to complete your feedback form

How to persuade delegates to complete your feedback form

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?

Eleven ways to ensure delegates don't leave your event early

Eleven ways to ensure delegates don't leave your event early

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

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.

The forgotten element: how miscommunication threatens the Belt Road Initiative

The forgotten element: how miscommunication threatens the Belt Road Initiative

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.

Is it really that unusual for the CEO to reply to LiveChat messages?

Is it really that unusual for the CEO to reply to LiveChat messages?

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?

Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

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.

Seven earnest observations in crisis communications

Seven earnest observations in crisis communications

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.

PBA Group's Derrick Yap shows the human side to robotics in radio interview

PBA Group's Derrick Yap shows the human side to robotics in radio interview

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2018 08:36 +08

We wrap up this round of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 with our final shortlisted candidate: Derrick Yap, CEO of PBA Group, whose confident appearance on Money FM 89.3 was a solid effort in a radio interview.

TV interview is business as usual for Ho Meng Kit

TV interview is business as usual for Ho Meng Kit

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2018 08:48 +08

SBF CEO Ho Meng Kit strikes the right balance between responding to contemporary news flow and delivering his messages.

Liew Mun Leong lands his key points in airport surcharge interview

Liew Mun Leong lands his key points in airport surcharge interview

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2018 08:58 +08

No one likes to be told they have to pay more for a product or service. But as Liew Mun Leong demonstrates, sometimes announcing this in advance and explaining the rationale in clear, unambiguous terms is better than beating around the bush apologetically.