Social media can be a confronting, daunting tide of information to jump into, particularly if you're a business wanting to engage your clientele and increase your customer base. This month we've curated some of the most amazing speakers in social media - follow their example and reap the rewards!READ MORE
By Robert Brand
Well, not all by itself, but it sure accelerated the time it took for acceptance in the global world of real space missions. Two years ago I was not even working in Aerospace and had no credentials. What I did have was the capacity to make change within myself to get on top of aerospace and an ability to make the web work for me.
Heck! Australia is not even a player in space missions these days so it was multimedia to the rescue.READ MORE
If you've never had the opportunity to attend one of our fabulous breakfast showcases, here's your chance to experience just a little of the incredible atmosphere that is the hallmark of an Ovations Speaker Showcase. Watch Craig Reucassel, Kamal Sarma, Paul Wallbank and Narelle Hooper strut their stuff on stage, demonstrating the business savvy and vision that helps our clients succeed!READ MORE
Now we’re in the second decade of the Twenty-First Century, business is accelerating as a combination of changes in technology and society come together.
Some of these changes are global, such as the continued rise of China and the Western world’s aging. Others affect us on a personal level. All of them will have a big impact on our businesses and the way we work.
Many of these trends have been predicted for some time. It’s the availability of the cheap (almost free!) computing power that’s delivering many of the promises made by technology over the last thirty years. These are worth examining more closely.
Here are the top twenty...READ MORE
Congrats to Lena Dubojski (REA Group), Karen Sales (Concept Event Management) , Belinda Peuser (Sanitarium), Nikki Abercrombie Smith (Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth) and Ann McCormack, the winners of our Big Book Giveaway!
Fortunately, if you're a book lover, we've got another giveaway this month and this time everyone's a winner!
We're giving away eBook versions of Kamal Sarma's the Leadership Leap!
Actually I borrowed these questions from reFocus.org, a web site dedicated to helping former cultists recover.
While many of the most exciting new speakers for 2013 have been in the public eye for quite some time, they haven't necessarily been available or known as speakers.
We've curated an exciting list of the most exceptional new voices to hit the speaking arena for 2013...READ MORE
If you missed out on last month's incredible Sydney Speaker Showcase, don't worry, all is not lost!READ MORE
Once again, Ovations brings you some of the most bookable international names in the speaking world! Coming soon to our shores we have two men who represent some of the greatest success stories of our time, true heroes to millions, a woman who has turned the conventional wisdom of CEOs on its head and a storyteller whose tale inspired millions.READ MORE
We're living in a mobile world, one where even laptops seem cubmersome. More and more professionals are turning to mobile devices and tablets to get things done.
If you're a busy professional on the road, you need to check out these business apps we love!READ MORE
I first heard the term "throwing the problem over the fence" from a telco project manager a few years ago, it describes how modern organisations shift risk to others.
Throwing the problem over the fence usually involves contracting out a task, the philosophy is once the contract is signed delivery is no longer management's problem, it's now the responsibility of the contractor. Once the job is over the fence it's out of sight and out of mind.
Governments, financial institutions and most corporations have become very good at throwing their problems over the fence.
It's great to be back on team Ovations after 6 months travelling and writing.
I know the one thing that won't have changed while I have been gone... the length of everyone's to-do lists! As a busy professional you can save yourself precious hours by delivering your brief for us to research.
Armed with your details we recommend and present you with the very best short list of speakers and talent. So here are 10 tips to delivering a top brief in 10 minutes:READ MORE
David Thomas recently headed up the Australasian Mission to the 2013 Asian Financial Forum. Asian business interests in Australia are frequently overlooked, however David provides a compelling argument for why our business leaders need to recognise the sheer market force of the coming Asian century and act now to take a place in it.
Watch as David interviews heads of major financial instutions, underscoring the seriousness with which the banking sector approaches Asia's financial rise.READ MORE