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Stage fright: What to do if you can't think quick on your feet
The ability to respond quickly to questions from conference moderators, delegates, and journalists is certainly an asset. But most people are either flummoxed by a difficult question, or they shoot from the hip. Whatever your starting point, you can deal with the situation, as Mark explains in this post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keon Chee makes a sensitive subject less daunting in radio interview
Planning for your death is an uncomfortable issue for most, and Keon Chee, founder of Legasy Planners, has the unenviable task of broaching the morbid subject and explaining estate planning on CNA938.
Damian Lee of Sunnyhills is exemplary for smooth storytelling
Damian Lee of Sunnyhills impressed us with the calm and effortless way he tells his stories during an interview with The Royal Singapore. We like that his stories are interesting and humorous, but they are also on point with his brand’s message.
Sunshine Kingdom CEO gives colourful interview in a meaningfully bright shirt
Wearing a bright shirt on camera is not usually a good idea - unless you're CEO of Sunshine Kingdom, and it's done with purpose. Aesos Lai looked the part in a T-shirt with the image of a durian, as he talks about his Malaysian brand of durian products in a media interview. Even more importantly, he uses good interview techniques, as we discuss in this story.
Sunny Verghese gets balance between business and humanitarian issues right
Olam International is facing "four big shocks" to its business, but in a CNBC interview CEO Sunny Verghese finds the right balance in also addressing humanitarian issues.
Loh Boon Chye trades difficult questions for credible responses
The Singapore Exchange has had a string of bad news in recent months, but CEO Loh Boon Chye dealt with them well in his on-camera interview on ChannelNews Asia.