Subjects: Media, Communication
Hong Bao Media introduces ContactsBook.Media
In the past, we have trained your spokespeople for media appearances. we are now offering to promote them to the media as well.
VIDEO: Do more with your CliftonStrengths report
You've taken the CliftonStrengths assessment, you're convinced of its benefits. Now do more with it by learning to apply your talents to public speaking and playing to your strengths when taking part in media interviews.
How to interview a comedian, how to be interviewed as a comedian
John Cleese's walk-out of his interview with Karishma Vaswani on BBC World News makes for an interesting case study in what happens when an interview goes off the rails – with some unsolicited ideas for how to avoid it.
Awfully Chocolate's Lyn Lee, SAP's Eileen Chua and Scentses' Sadira Yeong among winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021
The founder of Awfully Chocolate wins our award for best online interview in Singapore, while the CEO of perfume subscription service Scentses And Co wins the award in Malaysia. Female founders clinched the top prizes in our awards, and female winners outnumber the male winners for the first time since our awards started in 2018.
What I learned from reviewing 1,000 Gallup CliftonStrengths reports
A milestone reached: Since becoming a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths coach in 2019, I have now reviewed just over 1,000 “CliftonStrengths 34” reports. When you’ve painstakingly gone through this many reports, some patterns do emerge and you inevitably find some trends and draw some conclusions.
Keith Tan does well to promote wellness
Keith Tan, the CEO of Singapore Tourism Board, read off a script for his presentation but made sure to keep eye contact with his audience while keeping his delivery natural. This amounts to a performance that even the Exit sign behind him could not derail. This is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Baby-faced Sadira Yeong gives a mature account of herself
By Sadira Yeong's own admission, she looks young and sounds young. But she proves that how you look and how you sound are no barriers to fielding an interview well, which is why we have nominated her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Terence Zou’s interview is a smooth ride, with a song to boot
Terence Zou goes through the interview with The Peak with a calm energy and even sings a song. Besides that, the CEO of ride-hailing app Ryde is a capable storyteller as he tells a heartwarming story to, which is we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Ninja Van’s CEO delivers masterful interview
Lai Chang Wen strikes an amiable figure who gives a good conversation during an interview, which is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Lyn Lee tells awfully good stories
Awfully Chocolate's co-founder Lyn Lee is a natural storyteller who does a good job of sharing stories and examples from her experience in running Awfully Chocolate for the past 23 years, which is why we have nominated her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Lee Chee Koon lands messages authentically in walking interview
Walking interviews might look authentic, but require a lot more choreography than a sit-down Q&A to get them right - which makes it even more difficult to look authentic! CapitaLand CEO Lee Chee Koon gets it right, which is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Lionel Yeo fields an interview in sporting and sporty fashion
Lionel Yeo, the CEO of Singapore Sports Hub, shows his sporty side, as well as his sporting nature in this interview, which is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Nadiah Wan drives home an empathetic message in interview that's sheer viewing pleasure
Nadiah Wan, Group CEO of TMC Life Sciences Bhd, scores some public relations home runs in her interview with her empathy and on-point messaging, which is why we have nominated her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Anthony Tan grabs attention of global investors with media savvy CNBC appearance
Grab co-founder Anthony Tan has gone global with his hugely successful super app. But when you list your US$40 billion company on the world's largest stock exchange, you also need to be able to speak to a global audience. Tan has consistently demonstrated that ability, which is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Hou Wey Fook aces financial television interview
Hou Wey Fook does not tell stories in his interview nor does he flag his points, but he is sure to bring out his main message at the first opportunity. Besides that, the CIO of DBS uses snappy quotes and coins a catchphrase to make his interview interesting to watch, which is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Singapore Paincare's CEO gives a pain-free interview
Singapore Paincare’s Bernard Lee is clear about his messaging and he launches right from the get go, which is one of the reasons why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards now accepting nominations of Singaporean and Malaysian business leaders who are great orators and media performers
Nominations are now open for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, which recognise Singaporean and Malaysian business leaders for excellent traditional- and new media skills.
Helen Wong does well with numbers, and pulls out a surprise at the end
OCBC’s Helen Wong came to her interview prepared with numbers, but that is not the highlight as she pulls off a great bridge at the end of the interview, which is why we have nominated her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2021.
Tony Fernandes strikes the right balance in addressing AirAsia's refund issues
The aviation industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and as airlines are now gradually starting to launch more flights between countries, some of them are still struggling with problems arising from the lockdown. AirAsia still owes some of its customers money. And it is always difficult to talk about money. But Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group, is sincere and convincing in broaching the topic
Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards reveals judges from three professional communications organisations
Hong Bao Media has received the support of a bumper panel of nine expert judges for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, which recognise Singaporean and Malaysian business leaders for excellent traditional- and new media skills. Now into their fourth year, the Awards aim to celebrate great homegrown orators and media performers, and encourage other local business leaders to follow their example.