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Eleven ways to ensure delegates don't leave your event early

Eleven ways to ensure delegates don't leave your event early

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2018 07:23 +08

So, your event is underway, but with each passing hour your audience shrinks. Some delegates leave during the coffee or lunch breaks, others walk out during the plenary sessions or breakouts. This column aims to gather the best ideas to reduce the attrition during your event. What ideas can you contribute?

What Chinese companies could learn from Malaysia’s cancellation of Belt and Road Initiative projects

What Chinese companies could learn from Malaysia’s cancellation of Belt and Road Initiative projects

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2018 07:10 +08

The BRI-related problems in Malaysia are, at their core, communications issues. If the structure and benefits of the Chinese BRI investments had been communicated more effectively, they might have continued to enjoy the support of Malaysians even after the government changed.

The death of the private conversation

The death of the private conversation

Blog posts   •   Oct 19, 2018 19:24 +08

There is no such thing as a private conversation anymore. Streaming video live from your smart phone is now so easy, you should expect to be on camera all the time.

The forgotten element: how miscommunication threatens the Belt Road Initiative

The forgotten element: how miscommunication threatens the Belt Road Initiative

Blog posts   •   Sep 25, 2018 11:25 +08

When China’s President Xi Jinping first spoke of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, it marked the beginning of an exciting economic development. But a substantial element of it has been missed, and it is important for companies on the Chinese mainland and elsewhere to stay true to the underlying motivation for the Initiative.

How can you ensure registered delegates actually show up to your event?

How can you ensure registered delegates actually show up to your event?

Blog posts   •   Sep 06, 2018 07:31 +08

All event managers can relate to the scenario: you've organised a seminar or conference, but between 30% and 50% of registered delegates don't show up. I'm gathering the best ideas to solve this problem. Here are some of my own to get you started.

Is it really that unusual for the CEO to reply to LiveChat messages?

Is it really that unusual for the CEO to reply to LiveChat messages?

Blog posts   •   Aug 16, 2018 12:46 +08

What a cheeky comment! But yes, I do personally answer our website's LiveChat. Is it really that unusual?

Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

Why Jimmy Kimmel cut Kanye West off when asking about Donald Trump

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2018 16:36 +08

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.

Seven earnest observations in crisis communications

Seven earnest observations in crisis communications

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2018 09:05 +08

In this guest blog, Hong Bao Media's crisis communications expert Patrick Nathan says reflects on seven observations worth sharing from meetings these past few months with a number of organisations, to talk about crisis management and crisis communications.

Can you tell what is wrong with this interview?

Can you tell what is wrong with this interview?

Blog posts   •   Jul 31, 2018 13:23 +08

In sifting through dozens of media interviews to find candidates for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, we see both good media appearances, and those where there is room for improvement. Like this one.

Four things we learnt from nominating local business leaders for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018

Four things we learnt from nominating local business leaders for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2018 08:51 +08

As we get set to announce the winners of the first round ofthe Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018, I thought it would be of value to share what we have learnt during the process of shortlisting candidates.