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Monday, 27 April 2020 19:11

The COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary levels of disruption to our sense of security, domestic and community life, economy, public institutions, and the international system. People, firms and governments have all been caught unawares, and are still scrambling to make sense of what is happening, what is to come and how to respond.

The global outbreak is creating significant challenges for leaders at all levels and organizations of all sizes. The pandemic may be changing our way of life but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning.

Leadership speakers are the catalyst for the change you seek within your organisation. When you choose a well-known speaker to come to your next virtual event, you’re communicating certain things to your team – that you desire something more than the status quo, that their fire and passion is important to you and that you won’t settle for mediocrity.

Listen to their stories, learn their lessons and equip your team with the tools it needs to overcome the challenges presented to us at this moment.


In this new era of social distancing, the live events industry has come face to face with huge challenges - but when life gives you lemons, why not make lemonade.

While we believe nothing will replace the magic of in-person events, we know companies have a need to be agile and adapt, and virtual events are a great option that offer the benefit of being able to book any speaker around the world without the added additional costs associated with flights and accommodation.

Below are some speakers outside of our shores who are doing great things in the virtual space, and could be a perfect fit for your next online event.


Hosting a virtual event requires the same care and attention as an in-person event. By thinking of virtual events not as small one-off presentations, but as value-added, engagement-driven experiences, you can create an impactful event that extends well-beyond a computer screen.

Unlike physical events, virtual events are highly interactive and user friendly. Virtual events can be designed as per the requirements of attendees.

We have selected some speakers who are doing big things virtually through these challenging times and can make your virtual event a huge success.


The New Meeting - Take the Tech Tour

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:45

COVID-19 is understandably causing concern regarding the delivery of events. The escalation of the outbreak may mean your first reaction is to reschedule or cancel to demonstrate responsibility to participants and clients.

However, it’s not always necessary or practical to cancel an event, you can make simple adjustments instead.


Repurposing in action

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:47

It's tough times for the entire events industry right now - but there are little glimmers of hope that do happen. Here is a wonderful human story of the good that can come out of meeting cancellations that is sure to lift the spirit.


Meetings - A Love Story

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:51

In these challenging times, it's refreshing to be able to look at the current situation with some much needed levity. 


Top Women Speakers for your Event

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:16

Whilst International Womens Day has already passed for another year, at Ovations we believe It's never too late to celebrate the bold women that continue to break boundaries, lead our organisations, and continue to inspire us every day of the year.

If you would like a speaker that will make your live or virtual event unforgettable have a chat with us about the women who continue to create awe-inspiring presentations, even in these challenging times.


Ovations Speaker Showcase 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019 17:57

Fun, laughter, cartoons, magic & some fabulous presentations from our Keynote Speakers emanated from Cliftons Spring Street on the morning of the 2019 Speaker Showcase. It was an action packed morning that had it all!


Illusionist Josh Norbido was recently seen on prime-time TV wowing audiences around Australia with a jaw-dropping magical performance - and we are thrilled to have him as part of this years Ovations Speaker Showcase. Get ready to be amazed as Josh connects the dots between magic and business - and be sure to watch his video message.


Exploding with the offbeat humour and wit of the distinctive award-winning visual artist Tim Sharp, enter the hyper coloured world of Laser Beak Man.

Jam-packed with a kaleidoscopic cast of characters, this ingenious adaptation is coming theatres around the country. Tim's cult-classic artwork comes to life with full-stage animations and over 35 original puppets by Dead Puppet Society and features an infectious live soundtrack by Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack.


Josh Norbido making magic on prime time TV

Monday, 02 September 2019 17:46

Home grown Australian Illusionist Josh Norbido has been furnishing the minds of audiences with his neoteric & intriguing performances projected through the art of Magic - and very recently was seen mystifying the airwaves of prime time Australian television with a jaw dropping performance. As you will come to realise, Josh does not only possess the ability to entertain, he seizes guests’ desire to learn and captures quite simply - human curiosity; leading him to local and international recognition, which makes Josh Norbio the perfect entertainment for your next event.


Attractorship - The New Age of Influence

Monday, 02 September 2019 17:16

There's no denying we’ve entered a new age of influence. You’ve only got to take a passing glimpse at social media. For the first time in history, we’re more interested in following people than brands. We once listened to L’Oréal, now we listen to Taylor Swift. We once followed Nike, now we follow Ronaldo. We once took our cue from Sony, now we buy the latest headphones from Dr Dre.


Purpose is Your Platform

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:46

As I write this, social entrepreneurs are busy creating a new type of capitalism, one that blends private and public benefit, that takes responsibilities for the true cost of production and which considers future generations and the wider biosphere as legitimate stakeholders.


Unlock the Power of Your People

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:39

It’s no longer just the marketing team promoting your brand, your people are too. The combination of Internet, social media and rapid technological advances has created a shift in the influencers who persuade our opinions and daily lives.


Ovations very own Sharmila Nahna gives you a few quick points to consider when choosing a speaker for your next event.


Put Trust On Top Of Your List

Monday, 01 April 2019 13:44

Let’s talk about trust; the firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of someone or something. From my experience, trust is one of the most vital elements of any strong relationship and is key to ensuring it is a positive and mutually beneficial one.


Ethics, Data and AI

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:17

The emergence of the internet combined with technology developments in areas like sensors including IOT, smart phones and social media has seen society rush head long into a hyper connected world together with an explosion of data, much of it personal.


Rehumanising Work

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:12

The 4th Industrial Revolution is putting pressure on private and public sector organisations to adapt and transform in response to forces beyond their control. But many of those organisations are already stressed out, overworked and for many workers a place to endure rather than enjoy.


Gaining Trust with Future Generations

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:03

Gone are the days where ‘trust’ is assumed because the organisation has been well established for years. Gone are the days where ‘trust’ is given to the leader because they have the title or wear the badge ‘CEO’ or ‘boss’. Gone are the days where people will be invisible and work tirelessly at the bottom rung of the ladder, with very limited feedback, support and job interest, simply in hope that one day they may be noticed and be able to climb up to the next rung.


The situation was every leader’s worst nightmare: Archana Patchirajan, founder of an Indian technology startup, had to call her staff into a meeting and give them some devastating news. Due to a stark lack of funds, Archana would have to let them go. She could no longer afford to pay them.

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