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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.
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.
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.
Why you shouldn't worry how your voice sounds
Mark Laudi demonstrates using a special kind of headphones, made by Australia's Nuraphone.
Top Glove’s Dr Lim Wee Chai scores a knockout with his glove
Dr Lim Wee Chai of Top Glove dons a glove and talks clearly about his company's ambitions
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.
Dr Lau Cher Han breaks through the complexity of data in BFM interview
Data has been described as the new oil, yet in trying to explain it on camera you run the risk of either boring or confusing your audience. Thankfully viewers can turn to Dr Lau Cher Han, who uses analogies to break down the complexity so well that we are nominating him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.
Ema Shazneen's interview style is as authentic as her Kelantanese dishes
Ema Shazneen is not just a businesswoman who sells authentic Kelantanese food from home. Her authentic interview style on BFM took us on a journey to meet women entrepreneurs typical of the state worthy of a nomination for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.
Bryan Chin puts best foot forward in sneaker preview
Bryan Chin is so relaxed on camera you would think you are speaking to a friend instead of an interviewee. This is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020. Some business leaders could follow in his footsteps. Okay, maybe not barefoot, but at least not so straight-laced.
Quek Siu Rui focuses on the human aspect of tech in Ferris Wheel merry-go-round
What goes around comes around, as Quek Siu Rui showed in a recent interview on Bloomberg. The co-founder and CEO of Carousell focuses on how the marketplace app connects people. It's a winning approach many corporate spokespeople could learn from, and is one of the reasons why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.
Dr Bernard Cheong delivers stories like clockwork in timeless interview
Dr Bernard Cheong has an obsession: he collects watches. But for us who obsess about interview techniques, it was his appearance on CNA which had us spellbound, which is why we have nominated him for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.
Miya Toh practices what she preaches in Zoom interview about Zoom interviews
Miya Toh shares in a radio interview how to have successful Zoom discussions when you are working from home. She shows how confidence and giving clear answers can make an interview come alive, which is why we have nominated her for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020.