After Dinner Speakers

Dare Jennings

Even if you've never heard of Dare Jennings, it's unthinkable that any Australian could fail to recognise the cultural legacy of Mambo, the iconic street-and-surfwear company he co-founded in 1984.

With Deus Ex Machina, another international success drawn from cultural intuition, he has proven himself again to be a saavy entrepreneur with a knack for creating memorable and engaging brands.

Dare Jennings is that truly rare breed of speaker who still thrives in the business world of today, a presenter who can help your business stay relevant, powerful and engaged. Hire Dare for your next conference and learn how to lead your own global brand revolution...

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David Handley

At 31 and with just $100 in the bank and no experience in major events production David Handley created Sculpture by the Sea on Bondi's iconic cliff-top walk to become one of the largest and most popular free to the public art events in the world. In its first year, with a $400 marketing budget and a team of volunteers the then a one day event attracted an incredible 25,000 visitors. Just a few y ...

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David Helfgott

It seems that David Helfgott was born to be a musician.
In his teens he won the state final of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Instrumental and Vocal Competition and the age of fourteen, musician Issac Stern was so impressed by his playing that he urged overseas study for the young prodigy.

Having been likened technically and temperamentally to pianist master Horowitz, ...

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David Koutsoukis

David Koutsoukis is a recognised thought leader and skilled practitioner in the area of leading and managing people. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the art and science of leadership - from his early working life as an outdoor adventure and leadership instructor, through team leader and management roles, to his time now as a leadership speaker, coach and consultant. David's core message ...

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David McCaughan

Dave McCaughan is a bibliosexual. It's not just the name of the marketing consultancy he has started it's a belief that we are all defined by sometimes irrational loyalty to ideas, media and brands. So what he does is break down the most 'mundane', 'daily', or to use marketing parlance 'low interest' subjects and explain why we love them, what is important in ... ...

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David Suzuki

Passionate environmentalist, scientist and media figure, David is a world leader in sustainable ecology and has received consistent international acclaim and award for his work. He has produced a number of fascinating television series, and authored more than 30 publications. David's self titled Foundation aims to protect the planet by collaborating with a range of research, business, governments ...

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Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes might just be the fittest man in the world", writes Men's Fitness. As an internationally recognized endurance athlete, Karnazes has done what few people thought humanly possible. He's run 350 continuous miles, straight through three nights without sleep. He's run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, where temperatures reached 128 degrees, and he's run a marathon to the South ...

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DEJAVU

What started out as a four-piece cover band in Melbourne back in 1996 has become one of this country's most talked about corporate acts. Having just seen its' eighth successful year, DEJAVU has established a reputation for being the cutting edge of the corporate entertainment arena. This unique collaboration of world-class musicianship and highly experienced entertainers is the secret behind this ...

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Delta Goodrem

Her story is fascinating. Her chart statistics are impressive. Her music's even better. At just 26 Delta Goodrem is the Artist of the Decade in Australia having sold more albums in the last ten years than any other artist in Australia both local and international artists included. Delta's debut Innocent Eyes is one of only a handful of albums to sell over a million copies in Australia. A pianist s ...

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Demi Christo

Demi Christo became intrigued by the world of magic and illusion at the age of 12 years old after being shown a trick by a street magician busker. It wasn't long after that he began to explore this unique craft and soon found his talent and passion for this creative performing art. His eccentric character and creative mind soon threw him in the spot light as he impressed his peers and strangers a ...

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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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