SINGAPORE & KUALA LUMPUR – Hong Bao Media has launched new media skills and presentation skills workshops designed for senior executives who have a fear of public speaking.
Owing to their seniority, these executives are compelled to speak in public: addressing customers, staff, investors, media and other stakeholders.
But some harbour a profound fear presenting at seminars, conferences, AGMs and in interviews, leading to reduced stakeholder engagement and fewer career opportunities.
By applying CliftonStrengths coaching techniques, our Gallup-certified Principal Coach and HBM Managing Director Mark Laudi is able to help even the most introverted executive tap into their natural talents and get comfortable in front of live audiences or on camera.
"Not everyone is born a great orator, and traditional methods of training for public speaking can only take you so far", says Mark, "but by focusing on your key talents you can be comfortable and confident, and deliver a solid performance."
Since Dr Don Clifton developed CliftonStrengths, more than 22 million people globally have come to understand their innate talents better, and build these into strengths.
CliftonStrengths has been applied by individuals and teams to create more coherent workplaces, which has been shown to lead to a threefold increase in job satisfaction, and a six-fold increase in employee engagement.
We are applying this methodology to media skills and presentations, so even if Communication, Woo, Command, Competition or Self-Assurance don't count among your Top 5 Signature Talent Themes, you can still make every media appearance a success.
"We have had a great response from our existing clients, and everyone from novices to experienced presenters have had many "aha!" moments during our new CliftonStrengths-powered workshops," says Mark.
Hong Bao Media provides media solutions for corporate and government clients in the Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Our three core businesses are:
- Media skills and executive presence training and coaching for senior business leaders
- Live webcast production from our green screen studios, or on-location
- Active investments in a portfolio of blockchain and fintech start-ups
We operate two Integrated Communications facilities, one in Singapore's Central Business District and another in Kuala Lumpur's Central Business District. These consist of green screen television studios for on-camera recordings and webcasts, adjoining training facilities for small groups of senior executives.