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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.

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.

Anthony Tan grabs our attention with interview about Uber merger

Anthony Tan grabs our attention with interview about Uber merger

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2018 08:49 +08

Uber's sale of its Southeast Asian assets to Grab has people worried prices for shared rides will rise. Tan's calm demeanour is exemplary for any local business leader who has a chance to grab the headlines.

Razer CEO makes TV interviews look like child's play

Razer CEO makes TV interviews look like child's play

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2018 15:50 +08

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan was looking sharp on CNBC leading up to Easter, making him this week's shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Cecily Ng: The right recipe for coffee with the boss

Cecily Ng: The right recipe for coffee with the boss

Blog posts   •   Mar 27, 2018 16:11 +08

With a dynamic vibe and confident energy in her interview, she gave the caffeine a miss at the end of CNA's "Coffee with the Boss" interview.

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.

Ho Kwon Ping: no-nonsense media presence builds credibility

Ho Kwon Ping: no-nonsense media presence builds credibility

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2018 08:59 +08

Ho Kwon Ping's no-nonsense interview style builds credibility.

How to win at interviews, even if English isn't your first language

How to win at interviews, even if English isn't your first language

Blog posts   •   Mar 12, 2018 08:21 +08

APAC Realty's Jack Chua didn't let anything get in his way to demonstrate his expertise.

Candice Ong: the whys and hows of strong new media interviews

Candice Ong: the whys and hows of strong new media interviews

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2018 16:45 +08

Candice Ong communicates her points credibly, substantively and clearly, making her a worthy shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.

Elim Chew displays a high Sensitivity Quotient in her TEDxNTU presentation

Elim Chew displays a high Sensitivity Quotient in her TEDxNTU presentation

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2018 16:44 +08

Elim Chew's TEDx talk on Sensitivity Quotient (SQ) was not just well-delivered, and a worthy shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018. The SQ concept itself underscores the need for strive for better communication.

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.