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As we approach NAIDOC Week this July, it's a perfect time to celebrate the rich history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples. This year's theme, "Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud," underscores the vibrant and enduring spirit of First Nations cultures. We have curated an exceptional lineup of keynote speakers, entertainers, and MCs who bring a wealth of knowledge, cultural depth, and dynamic presence to any event.

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Your choice of speaker will play a significant role in the success and favorable reception of any corporate event you plan. This choice affects the event's participants' participation, entertainment, educational opportunities, and overall lasting impression. The right speaker perfectly aligned with your event's essence can set the tone for its success. Engaged and inspired attendees not only enhance the event's immediate atmosphere but can also carry forward its message, making a lasting impact. 

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In a world where change is constant and opportunities are boundless, businesses need to keep up like never before. Cliftons, together with Ovations! are bringing to you an unparalleled four-city roadshow to delve into the exciting realm of emerging challenges and opportunities shaping the future of business. Our curated sessions will cover everything from innovative leadership strategies, emerging technologies, to sustainable business practices. Expect thought-provoking discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities that will expand your horizons and transform business practices.

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This month we showcase 8 speakers on the front line of business & innovation who provide valuable insights and strategies, moving beyond mere discussions or fears about AI, to help people flourish in an AI-centric world - and do so in a way that is highly accessible, informative, non-technical, engaging and inclusive. 

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We're offering you the chance to fly in an Albatros L-39 Fighter Jet! The jet that is used to train real fighter pilots! Confirm a booking with Christian 'Boo' Boucousis before the end of 2021 for your chance to secure this amazing life-changing experience!

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Don't underestimate the impact of work safety and mental health on your organization's success! Fostering a safe and healthy work environment is crucial for driving success. Ensuring the well-being of your workforce not only reduces risks and liabilities but also enhances productivity and employee retention. To further empower your organization in this vital area, our keynote speakers can share their expertise and insights to inspire impactful changes and give you valuable insights, tailored strategies, and best practices to encourage a thriving and resilient workforce that drives sustainable success.

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World Sustainable Energy Days & Earth Day are coming up!  Have you booked your speaker yet?

We have selected six speakers who are on the cutting edge of Sustainability. From speaking about renewable energies to community farming, doing business in China to sustainable supply chains -  these speakers will fascinate and inform your audience - and provide talking points and solutions for your organisation.

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It is not easy to stay ahead of cyber-criminals and hackers. As cyber-attacks become more and more frequent, it's important to find a keynote speaker who is knowledgeable on the subject. They can provide insights on how to protect your business and customer database from attacks and what companies should do in order to be better prepared.

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International Women’s Day 2024 celebrates the leaders and changemakers who are redefining innovation – creating new social, economic and cultural codes for a gender-equal future. These are the speakers who are breaking down barriers with bold and innovative ideas, closing the divide and paving the way for future generations.

Their empowering stories of determination and resilience are guaranteed to inspire and captivate your audience.  Let us connect you with some of these speakers. Planning for your International Women’s Day event starts now!

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If you’re looking for the perfect speaker to ignite the passions of your team, you’ll find plenty of options within those competing in the games.

While it might sound like a tough task to lock down such an impressive speaker, we’re here to help. Just let us know which athlete or what type of experience you’re looking for, and we will take care of the rest.

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A discord appears to have emerged between what employers and their employees explain as the underlying motivations for this sentiment. In this article speaker Rocky Scopelliti investigates the discord that many employers worldwide are desperately rethinking about policies believing that structural changes to work is the secret to address this work-force threat.

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Leanne Christie, Chief Of Everything O shares five tips to #breakthebias when planning your next conference.

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For International Women's Day 2022, Leanne Christie, Chief Of Everything O shares five tips to #breakthebias when planning your Agenda for your next event.

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The exponential growth of the Chinese consumer market is certainly nothing to ignore. Understanding this huge market can create opportunities. But with such a significant cultural divide getting your foot in the door can come with considerable challenges.  

This month Ovations presents a selection of keynote speakers who understand how business operates in China. Their fascinating (and sometimes harrowing) experiences have given them unique insights that just might give you and your business the edge.

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Australian and International Olympians are available to speak at your event

The Olympics teach us that excellence is available to anyone willing to practice. It’s not just understanding and engaging in strategy and vision that improves productivity and performance, but a fundamental pride and sense of purpose that motivates, inspires, and energisers people to commit to excellence.

As a bureau, we have access to any Olympian around Australia and internationally. We can help you connect with the right person. Would you like a past Olympian, present Olympian, an Australian Olympian, an international Olympian to speak to your audience? Let us know who you would like to book, and we can help make the connection.

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Events may have changed but the need for your audience to be engaged and motivated hasn't changed. Our Ovations team chief of talent Annik Petrou has created a series of video interviews with some of the Australian speakers who are considered experts in their field.

Their stories and insights of resilience, leadership, performance and grand ideas will inspire and educate your audience.

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Having the right speaker to address your clients or delegates is key in providing the relevant message, tone & atmosphere for your event. The six Speakers I have chosen are able to tailor their presentation for any industry & theme.

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The value of an MC is magnified many times over at a virtual event because the number of distractions (and ease of the delegates using them) is also magnified. So having someone who can command attention, give a reason to bring attention back to the screen, is going to have a direct effect on how much information is learned and retained.

An experienced and qualified MC is a vital resource to have on hand for those moments where the wonderful technology that makes virtual conferencing possible, glitches.

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Like us, many event planners had their favourite speakers that they knew would hit it out of the park every time. One of the biggest questions event planners are asking themselves about speakers these days is "have they transferred well into this new virtual environment?"

Some speakers have spent time and invested money in getting themselves reskilled and investing in state of the art home studios.

Wonder no more, here are six of my tip picks for speakers who are tried & trusted in the virtual and online world.

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We loved to see women dominate the stage at the Australian Day awards this year. At Ovations we believe that women belong on all stages every day not only on International Women’s DayWe want to introduce you to some women we love to book on stages in Australia and internationally every day
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