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6 things that have changed since you were media trained

6 things that have changed since you were media trained

News   •   Jun 27, 2017 08:13 +08

The media is changing so much, so rapidly, that training you might have received only recently is quickly out of date.

Why you lose if you break off an interview because you don't like the questions

Why you lose if you break off an interview because you don't like the questions

News   •   Sep 19, 2016 09:21 +08

Ivanka Trump's combative interview with Cosmopolitan is a lesson for spokespeople who don't like the media's questions.

What happens if you are exposed for scripting answers to supplied interview questions?

What happens if you are exposed for scripting answers to supplied interview questions?

News   •   Sep 07, 2016 09:10 +08

The New York Times exposed Donald Trump for scripting answers to questions supplied by Wayne T Jackson ahead of their scheduled recorded television interview. This embarrassed both the Republican presidential candidate, and Mr Jackson. So Mr Jackson did the only logical thing: he changed the questions.

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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.

It's time to end the charade of pre-supplied questions

It's time to end the charade of pre-supplied questions

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2018 09:43 +08

Spokespeople should throw away the crutches of pre-submitted questions, and everyone will benefit.

Personal questions of business leaders in TV interviews: If you can't stand the heat, learn to cook

Personal questions of business leaders in TV interviews: If you can't stand the heat, learn to cook

Blog posts   •   Feb 28, 2018 08:54 +08

There were two controversies surrounding public figures being asked personal questions on camera this week, which provide hugely valuable lessons for senior business leaders. It is a natural consequence that audiences want to know more about the person behind the headlines. Handled right, this can add to your personal brand.

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.