Categories: media savvy
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.
The Media Savvy Podcast - What should you do when you don’t want to answer a journalist’s question?
You are in an interview, and the journalist asks you a question you do not want to answer. This puts you in a tight spot. Do you brush aside the journalist’s question and stick to your talking points?
The Media Savvy Podcast - When is it okay to put journalists in their place?
Sometimes your spokespeople are going to get a number of questions which are not healthily critical, but downright aggressive. Like Australian opposition leader Anthony Albanese during a press conference in Perth last Tuesday.
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.
3 Tips on How to Deliver Your Next Stutter-Free Speech
Presenting in front of a crowd can be nerve-wracking. Learn how to prepare yourself to be stutter-free for your next speech.
What To Do When You Get Stumped During A Q&A Segment
If you are an overthinker who cannot think on your feet, here are a few tips to prepare you as best as possible when your audience has questions for you.
An Extrovert Doesn’t Constitute an Expert | How to Improve
Extroverts can learn to use their natural skills to improve their public speaking. Learn the skills to perfect your upcoming speech.
The Media Savvy Podcast - What to learn from Liz Truss’ unpersuasive press conference
Liz Truss has been widely panned for her press conference confirming Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor. Clearly, reversing policies announced just weeks earlier is not a good look in any situation. But what specifically can spokespeople learn from her example?
Stage fright: I never feel like I have prepared enough
If you have a fear of being underprepared that you start to get the shivers, break out in sweaty palms or your heart starts pounding, you might be surprised about the cause - and its solution.
Five media skills lessons in five years of Media Savvy Awards
It’s hard to believe five years have passed since we convened the Media Savvy Awards, but each of those years brought fundamental changes to the media. As the deadline for the 2022 Awards looms, it’s an opportune moment to take in the key themes in the evolution of the media landscape and the role of spokespeople, and the consequent evolution of the Award categories.
Inaugural Media Savvy Awards GCC won by three senior business leaders from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia
Three winners, chosen from over 100 nominees, jointly win the award for Best Broadcast Interview Awards to recognise local senior business leaders for sophisticated media and communications skills Awards supported by the Dubai chapters of the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD), and the Public Relations Communications Association (PRCA)
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.
The Media Savvy Awards announces 10 judges for its fifth year in Singapore and Malaysia
Hong Bao Media celebrates fifth edition of the Media Savvy Awards, which recognise Singaporean and Malaysian business leaders for excellent traditional- and new media skills, with the appointment of a record number of ten judges.
Stage fright: I’m just not comfortable presenting to a crowd
One of the most common forms of stage fright is the fear of speaking to a crowd. Ironically, it's because you are so good with people.
Goh Choon Phong rises in interview about the recovery of SIA after the pandemic
Coming off an unprecedented period of the pandemic in which the company lost two hundred billion dollars, or nine years of profit, CEO of SIA Goh Choon Phong talks about the way forward for the national carrier. Goh has numbers on hand and gives good replies to questions, which is why we are nominating him for the Media Savvy Awards 2022.
Stage fright: If my presentation isn't perfect, I don't want to give it at all
Some people have an extraordinary attitude for excellence. They relish the opportunity to push the envelope, to surpass standards, to do things better than ever before. This is clearly an awesome talent, and the world is better off for having people like this in it. But it is also a surprising source of stage fright, as Mark explains in this post.
Jean Yeo cuts an articulate figure in her CNBC interview
Jean Yeo, CEO of Ochre Pictures, is a clear and articulate interviewee, which is why we are nominating her for the Media Savvy Awards 2022.