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Top 10 Booked Speakers

Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:27

Who do our clients love? Find out our Top 10 Booked Speakers!

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5 Minutes with Shivani Gupta

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00
Shivani Gupta is an expert in Passion, the CEO of a company dedicated to putting passion into work, life and organisations. After moving to Australia at age 11 and encountering racism, then later working in a male dominated environment at senior management, Shivani developed the belief that passion helps us stay connected. She gave up a highly successful career to dedicate her life to helping others find their passion and is one of Australia's few female business speakers.    READ MORE

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ONews - September 2012

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00
Between the Olympics and the upcoming NRL and AFL Grand Finals, Australia is rarely happier than when we've got a sport to support - or a team to rally against! While we've got one eye on the (literal!) ball, it would be remiss of us not to highlight our greatest sports-star speakers! These are champions of the field who have parleyed the grit, determination and leadership shown throughout their career into valued advice and counsel to a different type of leader - those who do battle on the field of business! READ MORE

Visiting Internationals September 2012

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00
Booking international presenters that are already coming to Australia gives you a great draw card for your event and a fresh point of view. It also shares the cost of international travel. VISIT OUR LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS.   READ MORE

FREE EBOOK! The 7 Secrets of Building Fame

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00
By Penny Burke Many organisations I work with want to be 'famous' with their customers. They want their customers to think of them first, to visit them always, to pay extra for them and them alone, to follow them on Facebook and Twitter – to LOVE them above all others. But to be frank, many businesses don't deserve to be famous in the eyes of their customers! Some companies think they can just turn up and do the very barest of 'an OK job' – and in return, expect to build fame. Expect the customer to be loyal. Expect to… READ MORE

Dan Gregory MC's Global Leadership Event

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00
And you can win tickets for this Friday's breakfast seminar! Sir Martin Sorrell is the CEO of WPP - a company that started out making shopping baskets and is now the largest communications and advertising group in the world, employing hundreds of thousands internationally. This Friday, Sir Martin is speaking in Sydney as part of the Global Leadership Series, MC'd by our own Dan Gregory.   READ MORE
Ovations International are proud to be a part of the upcoming visit by Randi Zuckerberg who will be the headline speaker at the 21st Century Financial Education Summit. The founder and creative director of Zuckerberg Media and also an early employee at Facebook, she created and ran the social media platform's marketing program. Randi also led the company's political strategy and crafted Facebook's livestreaming services during the 2008 Presidential Inauguration. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her integrated online and TV coverage. Don't miss your opportunity to see such a dynamic speaker at this year's informative… READ MORE

The House of O is ready for Finals!

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00
With both the NRL and AFL finals right around the corner, it's time to ask the team who they've picked to win their code's ultimate showdown!   READ MORE

Watch our June Showcase!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:00

This June we held an unprecedented THREE showcases in one week across the eastern coast of Australia!

Now you can watch the Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney showcases online in their entirety right here!

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Certified Male Tickets - Perth & Hobart!

Monday, 20 August 2012 13:49
Would you like a double pass to see Glynn Nicholas' smash hit comedy stage showCertified Male? If you live in Hobart or Perth, you're in luck! We've got a double pass for each city for the return tour this August and September - and all you have to do is call and ask! First in, best dressed! Certified made its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007 to critical acclaim and sell-out houses and now returns to the Australian stage for a limited time only! The Age review of Certified Male says it all: "Nothing can match it… READ MORE

Congratulations Peter Sheahan!

Monday, 20 August 2012 13:48
Our own Peter Sheahan has been awarded the CPAE - Council of Peers Award for Excellence. It's the speaking world's highest honour and is given out to just five speakers annually throughout the world. An intensive peer-reviewed process, candidates must excel in several categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. It's an award so rare, that only two other Australians have ever been awarded the prestigious title: Alan Pease and Lisa McInnes-Smith. It's also a lifetime award, given for speaking excellence and professionalism. If you hire a speaker who holds a CPAE, you know that you're in the… READ MORE

Lauren Burns: Life’s a Team Sport

Monday, 20 August 2012 13:48
I was giving a presentation last week and was asked to comment on the value of building relationships. This is one of the core values in my business and I believe it is what has ensured a 12yr career in corporate speaking following the Sydney Olympics. When I reflect on my own performance at those Games there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I could not have done it alone. We hear a lot about the team of people; coaching staff, sports psychologists, strength coaches, massage therapists, physios and nutritionists that surround athletes and they really do play… READ MORE

Extreme South - Cas & Jonesy touring now!

Monday, 20 August 2012 13:46
Earlier in the year we were thrilled to welcome Cas & Jonesy back from their momentous unsupported journey to the South Pole. Now the boys are back with their Extreme South Australia Tour 2012! In case you missed it, on Australia Day 2012, James Castrission and Justin Jones made history by becoming the first and youngest pair of adventurers to travel the 2,270km return journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. And they did it on foot with no support crew. Now they're sharing their amazing story with audiences around Australia! If their opening night was any… READ MORE

It's all about sharing

Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:00
Glynn Nicholas is one of Australia's best known comics, theatre producer and author, and a popular business speaker for his savvy insights on leadership and teambuilding. When busking his way through Europe, Glynn learned that the key is sharing. Shared trust enables you to achieve the impossible both with an audience and a team - they know you're leading them somewhere great. Shared humour binds co-workers together and unites them in a common goal. Shared humanity shows your team (and audience) that they're valued as individuals, something so few organisations get right. Get those things right and everything else just… READ MORE

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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