Preparing Leaders to Communicate Effectively

Patrick Eng, Connect Communication

Fri, 9 June 2017  

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

At this workshop, Patrick shared his experience in how to coach and develop leaders in their communication and presentation skills, specifically in the areas of influence and persuasion. The workshop also covered the following: 

  • Understand how to unlock communication potential
  • Learn the social influencers that encourage cooperation
  • Appreciate the link between who a person is and how they choose to engage
  • Learn the principles of effective communication from a coaching context
  • Learn to diagnose individual communication effectiveness


A special thanks to KPMG as the venue sponsor of the workshop.  


The April 27, 2017 IABC Hong Kong Confernece on China was successfully completed!  A big thank you to our speakers, sponsors and partners for the strong support and invaluable input; and to all the communicators who took part in the Conference. We look forward to your active involvement in IABC/Hong Kong in the future. 

Here are event photos of the Conference. Enjoy! 

Photos by Archie Moberly

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Preston Lewis, Founder & CEO, Intactic

Past President, IABC San Francisco

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Date: 8 December 2016
Venue:  BASF Office,   45/F, Jardine House,  1 Connaught Place, Central,  Hong Kong

The role of communicators is to partner with leaders and other internal stakeholders to ensure that we are constantly facilitating an ongoing conversation about how to grow, innovate and modernize our function. To be successful, we need to stay connected to leading practices and trends that are aligned with the constantly shifting employee preferences and expectations. This session will cover the five key factors that leading companies are using to modernize their communications functions and prioritize their initiatives.

With a reputation of working with the most enviable companies in the world for almost twenty years, Preston Lewis is a recognized employee engagement and strategic internal communications thought leader. Based in San Francisco, Preston is an energetic and creative catalyst responsible for driving many of the Intactic client engagements while also creating new thinking and global partnerships. His past and current clients include GE, Roche, Genentech, Starbucks, HP, Isola, Chevron, Merck, McKesson, Intuit and Chanel.

Special thanks to BASF as the venue sponsor of the talk.  





On 2 November, we had the pleasure of having Ms. Anna Choi, Head of Strategy & Communications for Siemen’s Hong Kong to come to share with our members and guests how Siemens has taken advantage of a combined function to make the most of communications expertise in developing and implementing its business and communications strategy. Creative and interesting approaches for driving active engagement by different stakeholders groups were shared and discussed.

A special thanks to KPMG as the venue sponsor of the talk. 


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John F. Cameron, Department of Criminology, University of Leicester


Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Venue: KPMG Office, 23rd Floor, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

Communications expertise is vital for institutions such as the Hong Kong police force – and the force still has more to learn from the latest communications approaches, including social media outreach in particular. These are the conclusions of retired police officer and host of “Police Report” John Cameron, who met IABC members in Hong Kong in May to discuss his personal experience over nine years communicating for the Hong Kong Police, as well as recommendations drawn from his recently completed master’s thesis.


Social selling: Growing company reputations and generating business with LinkedIn
by Steve Bruce, SB Consulting
KPMG Hub, 22/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong



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