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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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Unlock the Power of Your People

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:39

It’s no longer just the marketing team promoting your brand, your people are too. The combination of Internet, social media and rapid technological advances has created a shift in the influencers who persuade our opinions and daily lives.

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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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