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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

Build your team: the Olympic way

Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:00
The Olympics is not just a sporting event. As the apotheosis of any athlete's career, it's a testament to the dedication and sacrifice required to achieve an elite level of performance. Which is why, when Natalie Cook talks business, you should listen. The Olympic volleyball gold medalist and author believes that the lessons learned from team-based sports are directly transferrable to the world of business - goal-setting, communication and teamwork all being absolutely crucial to your team's long term success. Natalie has a life philosophy encapsulated by just two words: "NO LIMITS" - audiences leave inspired and able to tackle… READ MORE

Books We Love

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:36
We've asked around for recommendations for some of the newest book releases to hit stores this month. Here's our top picks of the Books We Love: READ MORE

Big Book Giveaway

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:31
This Month we're giving away copies of all the Books We Love to anyone who asks.... Lots and lots of books! All you need to do is to pop over to our Facebook page and write on our wall asking for the book you'd like from the list below! If you share with your friends, they can ask for copies too! READ MORE

Innovation is a state of mind

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:32
Innovation is the force that drives human progress. It has taken us out of the cave and into houses, cars and aeroplanes. Innovation has created Wi-Fi, smartphones, beach towels and whatever you are reading this on. The ever increasing pace of change in the world is exciting, but also scary, because it means that almost everything that you do now in your business, no matter how brilliant, cutting edge and state of the art, is soon going to be out-dated. 2012's world's best practice isn't going to cut it in 2020, just as world's best practice in 2004 wouldn't cut… READ MORE

THREE SENSATIONAL SHOWCASES!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:43
This month saw an incredible outpouring of energy and excitement surrounding our National Speaker Showcase. For the first time our showcases were streamed LIVE via webcast allowing hundreds more to join us and take part in the conversation via Twitter and Facebook, where we reached over 24,000 followers! And of course, now you can join in too and watch all three events! READ MORE

Communicating the WHY

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:00
We've all had those moments when the challenges feel too great - we're so caught up in what we need to achieve but can't see how we're going to do it. It's at those moments we need to remember the WHY. Sam Cawthorn understands this better than most and believes that communicating the WHY of your organistion is one of the most effective means of getting buy-in from your team. Sam says: The WHY is the core story of an organisation or individual. It’s the reason why we do what we do and what drives our passion and energy. Most…

And it's GOLD for Australia!

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:00
In our sports-mad country, the leadup to the Olympics is always a crazy time, capturing the attention of all the nations of the world and inspiring millions. As a very Australian tribute to the Olympics we're running a little in-house tipping competition: who will come the closest to guessing our final gold medal tally? READ MORE

ONews July 2012

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:00

James O'Loghlin tells us why Innovation is a state of mind, plus a MASSIVE book giveaway!

Which incredible & inspirational new releases are hitting bookshelves? And what lessons can leaders learn from the hardships of Olympians?

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