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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.

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.

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 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.

Appearing well in the media is part of our heritage

Appearing well in the media is part of our heritage

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2018 08:39 +08

It's auspicious to be good in media appearances. These two guests show why.

Anthony Tan grabs our attention with interview about Uber merger

Anthony Tan grabs our attention with interview about Uber merger

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2018 08:49 +08

Uber's sale of its Southeast Asian assets to Grab has people worried prices for shared rides will rise. Tan's calm demeanour is exemplary for any local business leader who has a chance to grab the headlines.

Media Savvy: What communicators can learn from Donald Trump's election victory

Media Savvy: What communicators can learn from Donald Trump's election victory

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2016 20:55 +08

By winning the US presidency, Donald Trump has clearly recorded a measure of success through the way he communicated with voters. Senior business leaders ignore this at their peril (just ask Hillary Clinton). We draw lessons from Trump's surprising election victory.

Essentials of Video Communication

Essentials of Video Communication

Blog posts   •   Sep 29, 2015 16:22 +08

What is video marketing? And how often must you produce videos to make your video marketing strategy a success?