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Monday, 08 October 2012 15:38

A special evening with W. Mitchell

Monday, 08 October 2012 14:14

W. Mitchell is a speaker we have featured several times in O News over the years and is a speaker we hold close to our heart.

Our Chief of Everything O, Leanne Christie, recently booked W. Mitchell for a small private function for staff, family and friends of Ovations to hear his message personally.

Keith Harwood, our Chief of Client Experiences, describes the evening:



Tim Gard visits Australia

Monday, 08 October 2012 14:06

Tim Gard has been in Australia this past month, secured by Ovations for local clients. He also stopped by the office to keep us updated on his latest presentations and topics in person.

It wasn't just incredible product knowledge for the team to secure, or an invaluable resource to draw upon when trying to find exactly the right speaker for an event. It was a rare treat to watch him in action as he presented segments from "Developing a Comic Vision" and "The Tao of Humor" ably assisted by his plethora of custom-made props.

Absolutely hilarious, Tim always brings tears to the eye with so much laughter and fun!

Dan Gregory MCs for Sir Martin Sorrell

Monday, 08 October 2012 11:27

When The Growth Faculty approached Ovations to secure an MC for an upcoming session with Sir Martin Sorrell, we knew immediately who was the most obvious choice: Legendary Australian marketer and The Gruen Transfer regular, Dan Gregory.

Sir Martin is the CEO of WPP, originally a manufacturer of shopping baskets and now one of the world's largest communication services group. Speaking on The Importance of Digital and Emerging Markets, who better to understand Sir Martin's world than Dan Gregory? Further, Dan's firm The Impossible Institute is one of the few advertising agencies in Australia not owned by Sir Martin, allowing the choice of MC to bring an impartial perspective to the event.

Andrew Roe, Director of Golden Key International Honour Society won tickets to the event in last month's Special Promotions and had this to say about the breakfast event:

Thanks for the invitation to the event this morning. It was great to listen to Sir Martin Sorrell, I thought his perspective was fantastic, very international and relevant to anyone, not just advertisers!"

Ovations has a new look!

Monday, 08 October 2012 10:51

New Look for Ovations

Dear clients and colleagues,

You asked... We Listened!

On the 25th Birthday of Ovations we announced that big changes were afoot, starting with the introduction of our O Exclusives model. We've since overturned every aspect of our brand, marketing and service, all led by a very special consulting group: our very own clients!

To all of you my deepest gratitude. Not only for your loyalty and support for so many years but for caring enough to let us know how we can serve you best. In phase one of our new "The Client is our Hero" programme, we have incorporated the top 25 hot ideas that you had asked for in our brand new website. There are another eight ideas to be released before the end of the year.

These changes are all about you: a new quick and easy search, more speaker videos prominently featured on the site, a quick contact option available on every page of the site and our personal favourite: "O Help Me!". We're also now available to chat 24/7 with our on-site Live Chat (Even our toughest Board of Clients didn't think we could do that!)

Welcome to the NEW Ovations, please look around and see for yourself.

The biggest compliment you could give would be to let us know if there's anything you love - or anything you really feel needs changing. Please email me with any suggestions you have on

Best Wishes,

Leanne Christie

Chief of Everything O


What's hot right now? Intentionomics

Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:50

What's Hot right now is David Penglase latest book "Intentionomics®" which achieved Top 10 on Amazon’s best seller listing in 2 categories:

  • #2 In Self Help/Inner Child
  • #8 in Business/Business Health

It has also held the top 50 best seller position in Business Health for 3 weeks.

Intentionomics® is a hot topic for sales, service, leadership, engagement, teamwork and success cultures. It deals with the impact of your intentions on living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life


Top 10 Booked Speakers

Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:27

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


6 Tips for foreigners doing business in Asia

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:00

Over the last 10 years, I have led numerous delegations, study tours and client visit programs to Asia, including China, India and Hong Kong, and observed at first hand some of the mistakes that are often made when attempting to engage with Asian business leaders, entrepreneurs and Government officials.

Once you have a clear understanding of why you want to do business in Asia (i.e. is it to grow your business? reduce costs? raise capital from Asian investors?) and have a strategy in place, here are my top 6 tips for foreigners looking to succeed in Asia:



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

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



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

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

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!


Don't miss our Sydney Speaker Showcase

Monday, 20 August 2012 14:40
We've set October the 17th for our next Sydney Speaker Showcase and once again we're at the opulent Establishment, Merivale! If you haven't been to one of our previous showcases, now is the time to register for what will be a truly entertaining and delightful morning - all over a sumptuous breakfast spread! To get a taste of the Ovations Showcase experience, just click the button below to watch our June showcases online! READ MORE
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