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Adventure

Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:26

Humans, by their nature, are creatures of habit. We fall into the same routine, the same patterns. We eat at the same restaurants, sit at the same desk, walk the same route to work and go about our jobs (and relationships) in the same, comfortable way. It’s good…until it’s not.

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The Future Consumer

Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:22

What makes this The Future Consumer’s generation so significant is that they are not shaped by an analog past, instead their default is digital. A magazine is not a magazine; it’s a broken iPad. They may not understand why there was ever a need for a physical street directory, because in their world everyone, everywhere has Google Maps at their fingertips. Interestingly enough, the pure digital native doesn’t know why the save icon in Microsoft Word has the image of a floppy disk, because they’ve never used one.

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Women in Business Leadership

Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:20

I love the New Year, it brings fresh goals, hopes and possibilities. It’s also terrific that Woman in Leadership is one of the hot trending topics in 2019.

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Cyber Security and Data Breaches

Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:17

Cyber security and data breaches – why should we care? Because it will happen to you - And it will hurt. That may seem flippant, but it’s based on some hard facts.

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Influence

Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:00

Everyday we are influenced by those around us. Whether that’s who were following on social media, who we’re watching on Television or who’s podcast we have in our ears.

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Happiness

Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:59

I read and hear so much about the secretto happiness, it seems that there is nothing new to say. But often with sharing stories we find the answer is as simple as doing happiness.

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Creative Content

Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:55

Creative content is more important now than ever before because the digital world is noisy. It’s more than noisy. It’s loud, chaotic and it’s so easy to get distracted, right?Every hour, every minute, every second, millions of people around the world are posting, commenting and chronically oversharing.

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Trust

Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:36

Which one of the following three core drivers of success for your organisation in 2019 would you choose?

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Risk

Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:33

Aviation is a very safe form of transport, in fact THE safest by a large statistical margin. This culminated in the perfect score of 100% fatality free year in 2017. Not bad when you consider over 45 million commercial flights took place with the equivalent of half the global population or 2 billion people travelled by air that year.

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Leading in the Next Economy

Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:03

Agile, adaptive, resilient, collaborative, creative, emergent, regenerative - we live in a VUCA world: Volatile; Uncertain; Complex; Ambiguous. This most definitely is not new news to most of us. Everyday we hear stories about how the world, business and our economy is changing at a velocity we’ve never experienced.

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19 Trending Topics for 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:55

This coming year is shaping up to be full of exciting challenges. Our speakers give you an insight into what trends to follow, what thought processes to consider, and what innovations should be on your radar.

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Andrea Slattery - CEO's & Startups

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:49

Amazon is a corporate behemoth, the largest Internet retailer in the world based on revenue, selling everything from books to groceries to garage door openers. It’s also an electronic commerce and cloud computing giant, its very success since its founding in 1994 based on remaining ahead of the technological curve. As such, this Seattle-based company is a microcosm of much of today’s corporate world – a business that’s underpinned by technology.

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Dale Beaumont - Time management for leaders

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:42

Dale Beaumont is best known as an award winning entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and a passionate promoter of education. Having started his first business at the age of 19, Dale went on to build three different million dollar companies before the age of thirty.

In this video Dale proposes seven ways smart business owners can manage their time.

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Brand and reputation specialist Kirryn Zerna helps ideas, businesses and teams to stand out in the age of online influence. Kirryn is a captivating and creative keynote speaker whose presentations immediately translate into action.

Widely recognised as an expert in brand communication strategy, Kirryn’s passion is to help individuals and teams to stand out in the age of online influence. Having spent almost two decades working with corporate and public sector clients large and small, Kirryn’s passion is to help clients get the attention they deserve and the cut-through they desire.

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Cathy Burke - Unlikely leadership

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:22

More than ever we need to broaden what it means to lead. Leadership has a too limiting definition. It seems to relate to only the chosen few, and we need to challenge this perspective.

We can respond by starting to build in our organisations unlikely leadership. The founding principle of unlikely leadership is knowing that leadership is inherent in everyone if it is developed and empowered. There is so much untapped human potential hidden within every work place. Increased complexity and constant disruption means that organisations need as broad a leadership bench as possible. Developing unlikely leaders - unleashing leadership from unexpected people and places makes sense. 

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Stevan Premutico - The Start Up Guy

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:51

Stevan Premutico is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. In 1997, in the middle of the GFC he conceptualised Dimmi on the back of a napkin and went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry. In 2015, his startup was acquired by one of the great tech businesses of our time, TripAdvisor.

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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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