"Before I start"... well, you've already started, so just get on with it!
Please can we retire "Before I start" from keynote presenters' vocabularies. Fact is, when you say these words, by definition you've already started! Here are some of the most egregious abuses of the phrase. And some replacement options.
Four things we learnt from nominating local business leaders for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018
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.
The real reason why Asian conference delegates don't ask questions during Q&A
The common conception is Asian conference goers don't ask questions. I see the problem elsewhere.
Star Alliance CEO: Local business leader is a star media performer
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.
After being media trained, how do you know if you are actually ready to face the media?
The answer to this question should be obvious, but if you find yourself saying no, maybe you should explore new options.
2018 preview: more losses in media jobs to have big impact on corporate spokespeople
You wouldn't think the departure of a total of 400 staff at Singapore Press Holdings by the end of this year is of any relevance when you take part in a media interview. But the shrinking number of journalists actually has a much greater impact than you might think.
How to deliver a written speech without sending your audience to sleep
Audiences tune out when speakers read speeches at conferences. But when you can't avoid reading from a script, there are some things you can (must) do to prevent them falling asleep.