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Popular Holdings CEO Chou Cheng Ngok showcases story-telling prowess in CNA interview

Popular Holdings CEO Chou Cheng Ngok showcases story-telling prowess in CNA interview

News   •   Sep 30, 2019 08:35 +08

Our shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2019 this week brought us back to the eighties with an interview with Popular Holding’s CEO Chou Cheng Ngok, discussing how he started the book store chain, and the challenges he faced over the years.

Media Savvy: Be careful with on-camera stunts like that of the Malaysian Sports Minister

Media Savvy: Be careful with on-camera stunts like that of the Malaysian Sports Minister

News   •   Feb 02, 2019 10:56 +08

The Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister's recent appearance on the BBC's HardTalk program was impressive, and while there is always room for improvement it was in many ways exemplary for other local business and political leaders. His interview technique embodies these key learnings.

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Why senior business leaders can't mouth off like Donald Trump

Why senior business leaders can't mouth off like Donald Trump

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2019 08:22 +08

​A surprising number of media training participants have asked me why they can't just speak their minds like Donald Trump. They admire his courage to say what he thinks. But while I have some sympathy with the motivation, it does not follow that you should follow Trump's example. Here are six reasons why.

The death of the private conversation

The death of the private conversation

Blog posts   •   Oct 19, 2018 19:24 +08

There is no such thing as a private conversation anymore. Streaming video live from your smart phone is now so easy, you should expect to be on camera all the time.

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.

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.

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Good communicators, good brands

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HBM's Mark Laudi is interviewed by Malaysia's Focus magazine about the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, and the need for local business leade...

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VIDEO: What makes Mayor Pete Buttigieg a better speaker than Theresa May

VIDEO: What makes Mayor P...

One reason Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes across well is that he doesn't sound like he is delivering canned messages. But that doesn't he'...

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Media Savvy: What corporate chiefs can learn from President El-Sisi's 60 Minutes fiasco

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Comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to CBS' "60 Minutes" were controversial enough. But his minders made matters worse ...

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Video Savvy - Do you need make-up if you're shooting outdoors? (#5 of 6)

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Southeast Asia's tropical climate doesn't agree very well with make-up, and so it might seem unnecessary to put make-up on when shooting ...

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Video Savvy - What to do with your hair (#3 of 6)

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Beyond make-up for your face, what should you do with your hair? Now, that's not a problem for HBM's Mark Laudi. But Moira gives expert...

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