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Virtual AGMs in a pandemic – What companies on both sides of the Causeway must know

Virtual AGMs in a pandemic – What companies on both sides of the Causeway must know

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2020 09:28 +08

​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.

What is the difference between live webcasts and video conferences?

What is the difference between live webcasts and video conferences?

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2020 09:00 +08

As many of our clients are switching their communications focus online, one of the questions I frequently get is, can you use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to do a webcast? And what is the difference between live webcasts and video conferences, anyway? Answers here.

FAQ about live webcasting - add your own!

FAQ about live webcasting - add your own!

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2020 10:49 +08

You may not be aware, but in addition to coaching senior business leaders in appearing on camera we also produce live webcasts and take care of all of the requirements off-camera.

Five tips for making video conferences as real as meetings

Five tips for making video conferences as real as meetings

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2020 08:43 +08

Now that you're likely working from home you are bound to have had more video conferences than ever before - how's it going? I bet you've found that it's not so easy to keep everybody engaged for long periods, and that important differences - but also similarities - to face-to-face meetings have arisen. Some key thoughts.

Media training should build you up, not tear you down

Media training should build you up, not tear you down

Blog posts   •   Mar 04, 2020 10:05 +08

It’s true media training should put your spokespeople through their paces. But I am not at all a fan of mock interview exercises which result in humiliation, fear, and ultimately defeat.

Five things SGX-listed companies must know before holding virtual AGMs

Five things SGX-listed companies must know before holding virtual AGMs

Blog posts   •   Feb 28, 2020 15:20 +08

We have had many requests from SGX-listed companies about staging virtual AGMs in our studio due to the COVID-19 disruptions – but there are some pitfalls company secretaries, investor relations officers and communications directors need to know.

There is no point trying to force introverts to present like extroverts

There is no point trying to force introverts to present like extroverts

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2020 08:30 +08

​I've come to the disarming realisation that for years, presentation skills have been taught all wrong. But everyone is talented in something. We all have talents. And I've found a way to make them work for introverts.

2020 Foresight: New threats make crises inevitable

2020 Foresight: New threats make crises inevitable

Blog posts   •   Nov 11, 2019 07:35 +08

Seriously now, how many companies understand the new risks they face, much less how to communicate when crisis strikes? In the 2020s, all companies will be at risk, not just oil and gas, transport, food and pharmaceuticals. Companies which are not naturally exposed have a massive blind spot to these.

2020 Foresight: The rise of Megadata

2020 Foresight: The rise of Megadata

Blog posts   •   Nov 04, 2019 07:35 +08

If the 2010s were the decade of cloud computing and big data, the 2020s will see a torrential downpour. But big data is worth little if you can’t derive business outcomes from it. Therefore, how that data is presented also has to evolve.

2020 Foresight: Can you prove your CEO didn’t say this?

2020 Foresight: Can you prove your CEO didn’t say this?

Blog posts   •   Oct 28, 2019 08:58 +08

Read the headline again. Isn’t it crazy that in the 2020s your corporate communications team is going to have to grapple with such strange media enquiries. The apps to create such videos ​are already available. Worse, you are going to field calls from pranksters extorting ransoms in exchange for not releasing such videos.