How to overcome three problems unique to hybrid events
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.
Winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 announced
A union chief, a watch collector, a data scientist and a durian candy maker among winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 CEOs of NTUC Fairprice, Carousell, Japfa Ltd and Lifeline Medical win Singapore Awards Data scientist and CEO of Sunshine Kingdom win Awards in Malaysia Awards supported by Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors
How to apply the principles of TV news presentation to make video conferences engaging and productive
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.
Dr Lau Cher Han breaks through the complexity of data in BFM interview
Data has been described as the new oil, yet in trying to explain it on camera you run the risk of either boring or confusing your audience. Thankfully viewers can turn to Dr Lau Cher Han, who uses analogies to break down the complexity so well that we are nominating him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.
Ema Shazneen's interview style is as authentic as her Kelantanese dishes
Ema Shazneen is not just a businesswoman who sells authentic Kelantanese food from home. Her authentic interview style on BFM took us on a journey to meet women entrepreneurs typical of the state worthy of a nomination for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.
Bryan Chin puts best foot forward in sneaker preview
Bryan Chin is so relaxed on camera you would think you are speaking to a friend instead of an interviewee. This is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020. Some business leaders could follow in his footsteps. Okay, maybe not barefoot, but at least not so straight-laced.
Damian Lee of Sunnyhills is exemplary for smooth storytelling
Damian Lee of Sunnyhills impressed us with the calm and effortless way he tells his stories during an interview with The Royal Singapore. We like that his stories are interesting and humorous, but they are also on point with his brand’s message.
Sunshine Kingdom CEO gives colourful interview in a meaningfully bright shirt
Wearing a bright shirt on camera is not usually a good idea - unless you're CEO of Sunshine Kingdom, and it's done with purpose. Aesos Lai looked the part in a T-shirt with the image of a durian, as he talks about his Malaysian brand of durian products in a media interview. Even more importantly, he uses good interview techniques, as we discuss in this story.
APACD joins HBM in Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020
Hong Bao Media (HBM) is thrilled to announce that the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) is supporting the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards this year.
Virtual AGMs in a pandemic – What companies on both sides of the Causeway must know
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.
TEDxTalk provides infinite opportunity for John-Son Oei
John-Son Oei's confidence, good body posture and maintaining eye contact with his audience makes him worthy for the Best Conference Presentation category of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018 this week.
Eqhwan Mokhzanee keeps his cool despite being grilled
Eqhwan Mokhzanee, CEO of AmBank Islamic had a lot to say when he was on The Breakfast Grille, BFM 89.9 with host Melisa Idris. In his broadcast interview, Eqhwan discussed his perspective on Islamic Finance (IF) and what it takes for Malaysia to remain competitive.