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Ovations very own Sharmila Nahna gives you a few quick points to consider when choosing a speaker for your next event.

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Put Trust On Top Of Your List

Monday, 01 April 2019 13:44

Let’s talk about trust; the firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of someone or something. From my experience, trust is one of the most vital elements of any strong relationship and is key to ensuring it is a positive and mutually beneficial one.

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Ethics, Data and AI

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:17

The emergence of the internet combined with technology developments in areas like sensors including IOT, smart phones and social media has seen society rush head long into a hyper connected world together with an explosion of data, much of it personal.

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Rehumanising Work

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:12

The 4th Industrial Revolution is putting pressure on private and public sector organisations to adapt and transform in response to forces beyond their control. But many of those organisations are already stressed out, overworked and for many workers a place to endure rather than enjoy.

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Gaining Trust with Future Generations

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:03

Gone are the days where ‘trust’ is assumed because the organisation has been well established for years. Gone are the days where ‘trust’ is given to the leader because they have the title or wear the badge ‘CEO’ or ‘boss’. Gone are the days where people will be invisible and work tirelessly at the bottom rung of the ladder, with very limited feedback, support and job interest, simply in hope that one day they may be noticed and be able to climb up to the next rung.

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The situation was every leader’s worst nightmare: Archana Patchirajan, founder of an Indian technology startup, had to call her staff into a meeting and give them some devastating news. Due to a stark lack of funds, Archana would have to let them go. She could no longer afford to pay them.

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The Next Decade

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:33

Any experienced surfer knows how important it is to keep one eye fixed on the horizon. While a wave is still forming a long way off, that is the time to start paddling, to get into position and get ready. Leave it too long or fail to move at all, and you’ll be wiped out as the wave crashes upon you.

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Leadership Ethics

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:23

For small businesses, breeches can be hard to see from the outside. For corporations, breeches can be hard to see from the inside, as the recent Banking Royal Commission revealed.

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High Performance

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:02

World class musician and thought leader Mark Schulman shares one of his most potent formulas that he has incorporated into his daily life for many years - a key to success that has kept him in the forefront of the minds of some of the worlds most successfull entertainers and business leaders.

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Clean Tech

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:27

Katerina Kimmorley, founder of Pollinate Energy & the Innovation Fund is a Cleantech expert, Venture Capitalist, social entrepreneur and advocate for women changing the world.

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Staff Tips

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 13:02

Our team at Ovations give you recommendations for some of their most favourite speakers for 2019 - Innovators, movers and shakers, and speakers that struck an emotional chord with them.

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Transforming Cultures

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:59

Wanting to transform your work place culture? Stephen Simpson provides three tips that will help you identify the unwritten ground rules of your workplace environment, and how they impact the culture that defines how your employees and management interact.

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During the 2018 Teleperformance Leader Insights Forum in Dubai and Amsterdam, I shared the foresight that customers are taking life (and commercial) matters into their own hands. Literally and metaphorically. This empowerment fundamentally calls for a re-design of your brand’s customer journey, and a re-assessment of the strategic and tactical roles of your marketing, customer experience and sales professionals. Yesterday your customer changed. Now it must be your turn.

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Digital /Technology

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:45

As you would expect Digital and Technology will continue to drive changes in how we live, work and play.  So what are the big things coming to fruition in 2019?

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Flow

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:14

Traditional strategies for personal and commercial success cannot longer sustain the pace of modern life. The future of work requires high levels of creativity, an ability to process vast amounts of information, and consistently produce relevant, impactful outcomes.

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No matter who you are, or what walk of life you come from, we all have something in common - money. Whether you have a little or a lot, money will be at the top of the list for people to talk about, as Australia experiences its first real property downturn in over 10 years, and banks tighten lending conditions due to the Royal Commission into Financial Services.

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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