Six problems to avoid when renting a video studio
You are getting ready for an important corporate video shoot. You’ve booked your senior corporate spokespeople, prepared scripts and arranged camera crew and a studio. But the shoot kicks off badly when members of your senior leadership team arrive twenty minutes late because the studio is so far out of town. Studio rental is always a trade-off between price and the quality.
Dione Song's communication skills are a strong reflection of her leadership abilities
Dione Song, CEO of Love, Bonito demonstrates her storytelling talent by using references and word choice to keep everything intriguing.
In an interview with The Peak Magazine, Song talks about her life experiences and the tough journey she had to take to become a successful entrepreneur, which is why we are nominating him for the Media Savvy Awards 2023.
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8 reasons why people send nominations for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards
Everybody secretly wants to win an award because it is an inexpensive and practical way to gain recognition, increase visibility for you and your work, and boost your confidence. It can also be a crucial way to expand your professional network and develop relationships with other people in your industry.
Here are the top 8 reasons why people send nominations for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards<
Shi Xu's hand gestures help reinforce the key message in the interview
Dr. Shi Xu, Founder & Chairman of NanoFilm Technologies International, is a confident interviewee and an effective communicator.
Shi Xu offers an amazing explanation about his company while also skillfully using body language in an interview with CNBC International, which is why we are proposing him for the Media Savvy Awards 2023.
Watch and read below for our assessment.
Eapen gets a gold star for his explanation in this interview
Nikhil Eapen, CEO of StarHub, explains how one of his businesses works so well on his interview with CNBC, which is why we are nominating him for the Media Savvy Awards 2023.
Michael Syn gets first nomination for Sustainable Communications award
On his appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Michael Syn of SGX talks about sustainability with such conviction that we are making him the first nominee for Best Sustainability Communications at the Media Savvy Awards 2023.
Vishal Harnal is cool despite a funding winter
Vishal Harna of 500 Global cuts a confident and articulate presence on his interview with CNBC, which is why we are nominating him for the Media Savvy Awards 2023.
Hong Bao Media responds to pressing market demand with ‘Greenwash-proof your Sustainability Communications’ advisory course
Organisations can now ensure their sustainability initiatives are not vulnerable to embarrassing allegations of greenwashing, through Hong Bao Media’s new sustainability communications advisory service titled ‘Greenwash-proof your Sustainability Communications’. It sharpens the way organisations publicise their sustainability initiatives, as NGOs subject them to intense scrutiny for greenwashing.
The Media Savvy Podcast - Circulation numbers have always been dubious, says media veteran
The fallout from SPH Media’s disclosure that circulation numbers of Singapore’s major daily newspapers have been artificially inflated by between 10% and 12% continues, with netizens calling on the identities of staff reprimanded over the matter to be disclosed.
Simon Cheong exhibits the building blocks for a successful interview
Simon Cheong, CEO of luxury property developer SC Global, is a personable interviewee who is also a good explainer. In an interview with CNBC’s Christine Tan, Simon Cheong talks about the property market and explains the industry well, which is why we are nominating him for the Media Savvy Awards 2022.
Rachel Lim crafts a good narrative
Rachel Lim, co-founder of Singaporean fashion brand Love, Bonito, is an animated interviewee and a good storyteller, which is why we are nominating her for the Media Savvy Awards 2022.
Chia Su-Mae tells sweet stories
Chia Su-Mae, founder of skincare brand Bskin, tells stories and elevates the entire interview, making it an interesting watch.
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.
Ang Kiam Meng eats his way through a successful interview
Ang Kiam Meng, CEO of Jumbo Seafood, eats and answers questions in an interview with Mothership’s Andrew Wong, and comes off as likeable and honest, which is why we are nominating him for the Media Savvy Awards 2022.
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.
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.
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.