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2020 Foresight: New threats make crises inevitable

2020 Foresight: New threats make crises inevitable

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.

2020 Foresight: The rise of Megadata

2020 Foresight: The rise of Megadata

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.

2020 Foresight: Can you prove your CEO didn’t say this?

2020 Foresight: Can you prove your CEO didn’t say this?

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.

2020 Foresight: Climate change will force companies to switch to live webcasts

2020 Foresight: Climate change will force companies to switch to live webcasts

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?

Why teaching MBA students presentation skills is easier said than done
"Before I start"... well, you've already started, so just get on with it!

"Before I start"... well, you've already started, so just get on with it!

Blog posts   •   Oct 15, 2019 08:15 +08

Please can we retire "Before I start" from keynote presenters' vocabularies. Fact is, when you say these words, by definition you've already started! Here are some of the most egregious abuses of the phrase. And some replacement options.

2020 Foresight: How to compete with Artificial Intelligence

2020 Foresight: How to compete with Artificial Intelligence

Blog posts   •   Oct 14, 2019 08:54 +08

The 2020s will see more smart machines such as house cleaning robots, self-driving cars and autonomous drones. What are the implications for us mere mortals?

To succeed, digital transformation requires a communications transformation

To succeed, digital transformation requires a communications transformation

Blog posts   •   Oct 14, 2019 08:54 +08

So, apparently we're all going to be replaced by machines and Artificial Intelligence. Okay, maybe not so soon. But what can people do better than machines? And isn't it high time we learnt those skills.

Why people have accents, and how to lose them

Why people have accents, and how to lose them

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.

ConnecTech wrap up: Comms professionals must get ready for 5G and live streaming platforms

ConnecTech wrap up: Comms professionals must get ready for 5G and live streaming platforms

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.