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How to apply the principles of TV news presentation to make video conferences engaging and productive

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.

How useful is PowerPoint's automated Presenter Coach?

How useful is PowerPoint's automated Presenter Coach?

Blog posts   •   Jan 09, 2021 22:06 +08

We road-tested PowerPoint's automated Presenter Coach - here are our findings.

How we help introverts present

How we help introverts present

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2020 10:37 +08

Why are some people such naturals at presentations, and what can you do if you are not but your job requires public speaking? We have found the answer to both these questions, as HBM's Mark Laudi explains.

Why you shouldn't worry how your voice sounds

Why you shouldn't worry how your voice sounds

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2020 10:26 +08

Mark Laudi demonstrates using a special kind of headphones, made by Australia's Nuraphone.

Messaging dilemma: responding to questions about HK's new security law

Messaging dilemma: responding to questions about HK's new security law

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?

Six things we learnt from producing Virtual AGMs

Six things we learnt from producing Virtual AGMs

Blog posts   •   Sep 20, 2020 21:18 +08

​SGX-listed companies yet to hold a virtual AGM have a steep learning curve ahead of them. As hybrid AGMs become the norm, here are 6 tips to consider.

Why virtual events shouldn't pretend to be in-person events

Why virtual events shouldn't pretend to be in-person events

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.

How will delegates take to STB's pilot hybrid events?

How will delegates take to STB's pilot hybrid events?

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.

Can you use video conferencing platforms for live webcasting?

Can you use video conferencing platforms for live webcasting?

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.

Why we have added communications consultancy as standard to our Virtual AGM webcasting packages

Why we have added communications consultancy as standard to our Virtual AGM webcasting packages

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?