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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.

How can you ensure registered delegates actually show up to your event?

How can you ensure registered delegates actually show up to your event?

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.

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.

Can you tell what is wrong with this interview?

Can you tell what is wrong with this interview?

Blog posts   •   Jul 31, 2018 13:23 +08

In sifting through dozens of media interviews to find candidates for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, we see both good media appearances, and those where there is room for improvement. Like this one.

Four things we learnt from nominating local business leaders for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018

Four things we learnt from nominating local business leaders for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2018 08:51 +08

As we get set to announce the winners of the first round ofthe Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018, I thought it would be of value to share what we have learnt during the process of shortlisting candidates.

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.

Appearing well in the media is part of our heritage

Appearing well in the media is part of our heritage

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2018 08:39 +08

It's auspicious to be good in media appearances. These two guests show why.