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Eric Rush

The name Eric Rush conjures images of an All Black and Rugby Sevens' specialist. But Eric Rush, former All-Black, current Rugby Sevens captain, barrister and businessman is also a very entertaining and motivational speaker in his own right. He talks about the parallels of coaching for excellence, in business and sport. ...

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Fiona Bendall

Fi is Westpac / AFR 2015 100 Women of Influence and an expert and pioneer in digital strategy and one of Australia’s most respected thought leaders in the digital space. With over 20 years experience in the digital / tech sector over three continents; Fi has a depth of understanding unique to Australia.

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Frank Gelber

Frank is a forecaster, focussing on medium term analysis, sustainability and cycles in activity. His experience includes assessments of the effects of policy and economic institutions on growth, industry sectors, inflation, interest rates, wages, prices and investment. He has a special interest in economic forecasting, modelling, property, investment, cycles in economic activity and implications f ...

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Gihan Perera

Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives you a glimpse into what’s ahead – and how you can become fit for the future, in your professional and personal life.

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Glynn Nicholas

There are not many keynote speakers in Australia who have the breadth of skills and experience as that of Glynn Nicholas. With rare personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and drawing on his 33 years as a Performer, Director and Theatre Producer, Glynn presents one of the most engaging and inspiring keynote addresses in the country. Emigrating alone at 19 to Australia from Wales, he built a ca ...

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Greg Bell

Greg Bell, author of Water The Bamboo: Unleashing the Potential of Teams and Individuals, is a recognised thought leader. As a student and keen observer of highly successful people and teams, he distills his findings into the Water The Bamboo methodology. Water The Bamboo is a metaphor for individual and team success. If you water giant timber bamboo in the 1st year, nothing happens. In the seco ...

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Greg Page

Greg Page, better known as the Original Yellow Wiggle, spent 17 years performing with and steering the incredible entertainment phenomenon, The Wiggles, on its path to international success. Hear the stories about how 4 Aussie mates came up with an innovative idea and took it to the world! With over 23 million DVD's sold worldwide, more than 7,000 live performances and more than 3 million concer ...

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Harry S Dent

In these troubled times of global financial crisis, it is unsurprising that Harry S Dent's brand of simple, commonsense financial prognostication has lead to his demand as a panelist and speaker the world over. With his unparalleled understanding of the gloomy financial zeitgeist, Dent has the marvelous ability to leave an audience feeling better informed and more confident in their ability to ...

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Ian Lin

Dr Ian Lin is a Business and Social Strategist, and Futurist. He assists enterprises develop new vision, strategies, and resources needed to improve present operations and to develop new opportunities in the rapidly globalising business environment. He has had extensive international business experience in many areas, including manufacturing, information technology, international trading, finance, ...

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James O'Loghlin

James O'Loghlin is not your average corporate presenter. With a background as a Criminal Lawyer, comedian and ABC media personality he is versatile and creative. James is well known for his host role of the ABC's television series The New Inventors and his show on ABC radio. When it comes to facilitation, MC, host or speaking roles James O'Loghlin is a complete professional and one of the best in the business. James has been delighting corporate audiences for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches on innovation, acting as MC for awards nights and conferences and facilitating panel or debate discussions.

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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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