Why senior business leaders can't mouth off like Donald Trump
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.
Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump
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
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
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
Singapore Trade & Industry Minister S Iswaran strikes a balance between responding credibly to difficult questions and selling the just-announced Budget 2018.
Can we ever defeat fake news?
The short answer is, no. At the end of this column is an experiment that will help you see why.
6 things that have changed since you were media trained
The media is changing so much, so rapidly, that training you might have received only recently is quickly out of date.
What will you say when you're asked about Donald Trump?
If you are a senior business or political leader in Asia, there is a great chance you will be asked for your opinion on Donald Trump, Brexit, and other global topics - whether you like it or not.
Media Savvy: Do "alternative facts" really exist?
First it was "post fact", then "fake news", now we are confronted with "alternative facts". Do they really exist?
Why Facebook isn’t at fault for Trump’s win
The pundits arguing that Facebook should take responsibility are missing the point.
Media Savvy: What communicators can learn from Donald Trump's election victory
By winning the US presidency, Donald Trump has clearly recorded a measure of success through the way he communicated with voters. Senior business leaders ignore this at their peril (just ask Hillary Clinton). We draw lessons from Trump's surprising election victory.