Blog posts • Feb 24, 2021 08:00 +08
Hybrid events are not just a matter of throwing together all the aspects of physical and virtual events into one. As a presenter, here are three critical learnings you must get your head around.
How to apply the principles of TV news presentation to make video conferences engaging and productive
Blog posts • Jan 10, 2021 14:12 +08
It’s time to get serious about how you appear in video conferences and live webcasts. They’re here to stay, even after COVID-related lockdowns end – yet I’m still hearing them described as boring, disengaged, ineffective and waste of time. Phrases like “screen fatigue”, “technical difficulties” and “you’re on mute” have entered our global consciousness. So, we've done something about it.
Blog posts • Jan 09, 2021 22:06 +08
We road-tested PowerPoint's automated Presenter Coach - here are our findings.
Blog posts • Sep 20, 2020 21:48 +08
Messaging dilemma: how can you respond to the most difficult of questions about HK's new security law?
Blog posts • Jul 26, 2020 12:22 +08
In their haste to move physical B2B events into the virtual realm, event managers risk alienating their audiences.
Blog posts • Jul 24, 2020 17:10 +08
The Singapore Tourism Board’s two planned hybrid business events raise the question: will delegates attend in person, or prefer to take part in a virtual event from home? The upshot of this for communications specialists is to make people feel included, irrespective of where they are joining from. Here are five changes to the ways events will be run in future.
Blog posts • May 16, 2020 16:54 +08
We are finding the difference between video conferences and live webcasting are still poorly understood, so if like so many people you’re new to virtual events, here are six points you need to consider.
Blog posts • Apr 26, 2020 14:50 +08
The Singapore Exchange has issued strongly-worded guidance on the levels of disclosure they expect from companies. Is your Chairman ready for the Virtual AGM?
Blog posts • Apr 24, 2020 09:28 +08
Publicly-listed companies on both sides of the Causeway have had to deal with social distancing rules which effectively ruled out shareholders attending their Annual General Meetings – but the authorities have taken very different approaches to communicating this to companies.
Blog posts • Apr 17, 2020 09:00 +08
As many of our clients are switching their communications focus online, one of the questions I frequently get is, can you use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to do a webcast? And what is the difference between live webcasts and video conferences, anyway? Answers here.
Blog posts • Mar 20, 2020 08:43 +08
Now that you're likely working from home you are bound to have had more video conferences than ever before - how's it going? I bet you've found that it's not so easy to keep everybody engaged for long periods, and that important differences - but also similarities - to face-to-face meetings have arisen. Some key thoughts.
Blog posts • Mar 04, 2020 10:05 +08
It’s true media training should put your spokespeople through their paces. But I am not at all a fan of mock interview exercises which result in humiliation, fear, and ultimately defeat.
Blog posts • Feb 28, 2020 15:20 +08
We have had many requests from SGX-listed companies about staging virtual AGMs in our studio due to the COVID-19 disruptions – but there are some pitfalls company secretaries, investor relations officers and communications directors need to know.
Blog posts • Feb 27, 2020 08:30 +08
I've come to the disarming realisation that for years, presentation skills have been taught all wrong. But everyone is talented in something. We all have talents. And I've found a way to make them work for introverts.
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.
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.