Tags: communication skills
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stage fright: why telling presenters to "just relax" just doesn't work
Presenters suffer stage fright for a variety of reasons, which shows that a variety of solutions is required.
How to overcome three problems unique to hybrid events
Hybrid events are not just a matter of throwing together all the aspects of physical and virtual events into one. As a presenter, here are three critical learnings you must get your head around.
Winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 announced
A union chief, a watch collector, a data scientist and a durian candy maker among winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 CEOs of NTUC Fairprice, Carousell, Japfa Ltd and Lifeline Medical win Singapore Awards Data scientist and CEO of Sunshine Kingdom win Awards in Malaysia Awards supported by Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors
How to apply the principles of TV news presentation to make video conferences engaging and productive
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?
We road-tested PowerPoint's automated Presenter Coach - here are our findings.
Tom Chng brings out the human face of watches in online interview
Think about watch collectors and you might imagine technical discussions about watch faces, dials, or movements. But Tom Chng of the Singapore Watch Club goes into the stories of each watch, making us nominate him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.