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THE SUBTLE ART OF GIVING FEEDBACK

THE SUBTLE ART OF GIVING FEEDBACK

My media training and virtual presentation workshops have ramped up a lot in the last few months. Even with a more aggressive vaccine rollout and a gradual reopening of economies, many organisations are realising that online interviews/ presentations/ meetings are set...

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BACK TO THAT VIRTUAL SPACE

BACK TO THAT VIRTUAL SPACE

"It's so tiring to do these zoom calls and meetings again!!” I’ve been hearing lots of that in the last few days and I can totally empathise. Just as we were getting accustomed to that face to face interaction and some semblance of normalcy in our interactions, it...

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END GAME: HOW TO CLOSE YOUR PRESENTATION WELL

END GAME: HOW TO CLOSE YOUR PRESENTATION WELL

It's not just about starting strong, isn't it? The End Game is just as, if not more important. There are many tips out there about starting on the right note and giving a good first impression. But closing with a bang will leave a lasting impression that could stand...

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DITCH THE PLEASANTRIES

DITCH THE PLEASANTRIES

Do you find yourself saying 'It's great to be here' or 'good morning, thank you for having me' when you start a live media interview? If you do, it's time to stop with the pleasantries! Let me tell you why. First of all, saying thanks and exchanging pleasantries may...

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GETTING OVER ZOOM FATIGUE

GETTING OVER ZOOM FATIGUE

How's 2021 going for you so far? As we say goodbye to a very challenging year for many, the effects of the pandemic are still widespread and we have to contend with many 2020 norms that are likely to stay. Yup, I'm talking about remote meetings and virtual...

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DROP THE JARGON!

DROP THE JARGON!

Jargon: defined by most dictionaries as 'language used by a particular group of people, especially in their work, and which most other people do not understand.' This was what we discussed in my recent media training session with a group of medical professionals.  ...

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PRESENTING: MAKING AN IMPACT!

PRESENTING: MAKING AN IMPACT!

I delivered a keynote address live to 800 girls at my alma mater, Singapore Chinese Girls’ school recently.  It was the first time in five years that I was able to make it for #SCGS Careers Education Day as i was not tied up with reading the news in the...

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MEDIA TRAINING IN THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

MEDIA TRAINING IN THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

Embracing my 'new normal' as face to face media training sessions resume! It's quite uncomfortable teaching in a face mask for four hours so this face shield is a god-send in some ways. Still takes some getting used to but it makes for more effective training when...

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WARDROBE HACKS WHEN PRESENTING ONLINE

WARDROBE HACKS WHEN PRESENTING ONLINE

2 gigs in a day and a quick wardrobe change! I had a technical rehearsal in the morning and a media training session in the afternoon. It was a busy day which saw me running between different locations and what really helped me transition between events were my...

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