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Online MC's & Facilitators

Monday, 27 April 2020 19:13

Meetings have moved into the virtual space, and with that have bought their own set of challenges. How do you keep your audience engaged when it is so easy for them to become distracted. Having an MC or facilitator at your virtual event is now more important than ever before.

Not only will an MC keep your event interesting, but it will also make your audience entertained and eager for more. A virtual MC can be considered the glue that holds the event together - because let's face it, it's quite tough to keep an audience engaged when they are watching from the comfort of their living room with all the distractions that come with working from home. Adding an experienced MC or facilitator to your virtual event just might help keep the audience enthusiastic and get your message across.

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Online Resilience Speakers

Monday, 27 April 2020 19:13

Never before have our organisations faced the kind of challenges that COVID-19 crisis has forced upon us. Every challenge and difficulty we confront helps to strengthen our will, confidence and ability to conquer the next unseen challenge.

There is much that our organisations can be learned from listening to a Speaker who has defied the odds to succeed in the face of adversity.

A speaker who has overcome hardships, tragedy, and adversity will inspire you to persist and succeed, face any challenge and overcome any obstacle. Your audiences will be inspired to push through the boundaries of stress and problem solving to strive for success and achievement.

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Online Sales Speakers

Monday, 27 April 2020 19:13

As the coronavirus crisis creates unprecedented uncertainty, it’s important that companies figure out how to protect and increase revenues — and not default to the stagnancy of cutting costs. The ability to grow will separate the leaders from the pack when the global economy rebounds, as it eventually will, and companies in every industry have the opportunity to rise out of the crisis as winners.

With an energy-driven keynote, sales workshop or series of training and consulting sessions a successful sales and marketing speaker can teach your organisation the right strategies for greater sales and marketing success.

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Online Leadership Speakers

Monday, 27 April 2020 19:11

The COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary levels of disruption to our sense of security, domestic and community life, economy, public institutions, and the international system. People, firms and governments have all been caught unawares, and are still scrambling to make sense of what is happening, what is to come and how to respond.

The global outbreak is creating significant challenges for leaders at all levels and organizations of all sizes. The pandemic may be changing our way of life but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning.

Leadership speakers are the catalyst for the change you seek within your organisation. When you choose a well-known speaker to come to your next virtual event, you’re communicating certain things to your team – that you desire something more than the status quo, that their fire and passion is important to you and that you won’t settle for mediocrity.

Listen to their stories, learn their lessons and equip your team with the tools it needs to overcome the challenges presented to us at this moment.

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In this new era of social distancing, the live events industry has come face to face with huge challenges - but when life gives you lemons, why not make lemonade.

While we believe nothing will replace the magic of in-person events, we know companies have a need to be agile and adapt, and virtual events are a great option that offer the benefit of being able to book any speaker around the world without the added additional costs associated with flights and accommodation.

Below are some speakers outside of our shores who are doing great things in the virtual space, and could be a perfect fit for your next online event.

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Hosting a virtual event requires the same care and attention as an in-person event. By thinking of virtual events not as small one-off presentations, but as value-added, engagement-driven experiences, you can create an impactful event that extends well-beyond a computer screen.

Unlike physical events, virtual events are highly interactive and user friendly. Virtual events can be designed as per the requirements of attendees.

We have selected some speakers who are doing big things virtually through these challenging times and can make your virtual event a huge success.

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The New Meeting - Take the Tech Tour

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:45

COVID-19 is understandably causing concern regarding the delivery of events. The escalation of the outbreak may mean your first reaction is to reschedule or cancel to demonstrate responsibility to participants and clients.

However, it’s not always necessary or practical to cancel an event, you can make simple adjustments instead.

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Repurposing in action

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:47

It's tough times for the entire events industry right now - but there are little glimmers of hope that do happen. Here is a wonderful human story of the good that can come out of meeting cancellations that is sure to lift the spirit.

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Meetings - A Love Story

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:51

In these challenging times, it's refreshing to be able to look at the current situation with some much needed levity. 

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Top Women Speakers for your Event

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:16

Whilst International Womens Day has already passed for another year, at Ovations we believe It's never too late to celebrate the bold women that continue to break boundaries, lead our organisations, and continue to inspire us every day of the year.

If you would like a speaker that will make your live or virtual event unforgettable have a chat with us about the women who continue to create awe-inspiring presentations, even in these challenging times.

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Ovations Speaker Showcase 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019 17:57

Fun, laughter, cartoons, magic & some fabulous presentations from our Keynote Speakers emanated from Cliftons Spring Street on the morning of the 2019 Speaker Showcase. It was an action packed morning that had it all!

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Illusionist Josh Norbido was recently seen on prime-time TV wowing audiences around Australia with a jaw-dropping magical performance - and we are thrilled to have him as part of this years Ovations Speaker Showcase. Get ready to be amazed as Josh connects the dots between magic and business - and be sure to watch his video message.

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Exploding with the offbeat humour and wit of the distinctive award-winning visual artist Tim Sharp, enter the hyper coloured world of Laser Beak Man.

Jam-packed with a kaleidoscopic cast of characters, this ingenious adaptation is coming theatres around the country. Tim's cult-classic artwork comes to life with full-stage animations and over 35 original puppets by Dead Puppet Society and features an infectious live soundtrack by Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack.

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Josh Norbido making magic on prime time TV

Monday, 02 September 2019 17:46

Home grown Australian Illusionist Josh Norbido has been furnishing the minds of audiences with his neoteric & intriguing performances projected through the art of Magic - and very recently was seen mystifying the airwaves of prime time Australian television with a jaw dropping performance. As you will come to realise, Josh does not only possess the ability to entertain, he seizes guests’ desire to learn and captures quite simply - human curiosity; leading him to local and international recognition, which makes Josh Norbio the perfect entertainment for your next event.

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Attractorship - The New Age of Influence

Monday, 02 September 2019 17:16

There's no denying we’ve entered a new age of influence. You’ve only got to take a passing glimpse at social media. For the first time in history, we’re more interested in following people than brands. We once listened to L’Oréal, now we listen to Taylor Swift. We once followed Nike, now we follow Ronaldo. We once took our cue from Sony, now we buy the latest headphones from Dr Dre.

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Purpose is Your Platform

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:46

As I write this, social entrepreneurs are busy creating a new type of capitalism, one that blends private and public benefit, that takes responsibilities for the true cost of production and which considers future generations and the wider biosphere as legitimate stakeholders.

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