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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.

David Koh: Cybersecurity chief gives locked-down on-camera presentation

David Koh: Cybersecurity chief gives locked-down on-camera presentation

Blog posts   •   Mar 27, 2018 08:41 +08

CSA Chief David Koh shows 'em how it's done when you're asked to give a few comments to camera on the sidelines of a conference.

Henry Chu: BreadTalk CEO on a roll in CNBC interview

Henry Chu: BreadTalk CEO on a roll in CNBC interview

Blog posts   •   Feb 26, 2018 08:15 +08

BreadTalk Group CEO Henry Chu serves up strong responses to difficult questions on live TV

Kurt Wee: you don't need to be big to be media savvy

Kurt Wee: you don't need to be big to be media savvy

Blog posts   •   Feb 26, 2018 08:15 +08

Small & Medium Enterprises are by definition small, but ASME President Kurt Wee demonstrates in a TV interview that that shouldn't stop you from appearing competently in media interviews. As a role model for the 214,000 SMEs in Singapore, his post-budget interview is a very worthwhile shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Budget 2018: Iswaran balances selling it, and explaining it

Budget 2018: Iswaran balances selling it, and explaining it

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2018 18:35 +08

Singapore Trade & Industry Minister S Iswaran strikes a balance between responding credibly to difficult questions and selling the just-announced Budget 2018.

Star Alliance CEO: Local business leader is a star media performer

Star Alliance CEO: Local business leader is a star media performer

Blog posts   •   Feb 12, 2018 09:12 +08

The Singapore Airshow, which ended yesterday, brought the who's who of the aviation industry to town – among them this week's shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Are you a demanding boss, Lee Lik Hsin?

Are you a demanding boss, Lee Lik Hsin?

Blog posts   •   Feb 06, 2018 09:12 +08

He probably is, but when your boss exudes authenticity and empathy on camera like he does, it's difficult to be angry. A worthy candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Desmond Kuek: Will you resign?

Desmond Kuek: Will you resign?

Blog posts   •   Feb 05, 2018 09:39 +08

This is among the toughest questions a corporate chief can be asked. But SMRT Chief Executive Officer Desmond Kuek did very well in responding to it, and so I am nominating him for the inaugural Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Media Savvy: What communicators can learn from Donald Trump's election victory

Media Savvy: What communicators can learn from Donald Trump's election victory

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2016 20:55 +08

By winning the US presidency, Donald Trump has clearly recorded a measure of success through the way he communicated with voters. Senior business leaders ignore this at their peril (just ask Hillary Clinton). We draw lessons from Trump's surprising election victory.

What is your crisis management mantra?

What is your crisis management mantra?

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2016 12:37 +08

Senior leaders correctly point out that "preparation" is key. Sounds obvious, right? So, why does it need to be repeated?