Communication Speakers

Andrew Gray

Andrew is a Senior Facilitator with Melbourne Playback Theatre. He shapes and crafts compelling stories to inspire both individuals and organisations. Andrew is passionate about bringing out the best in each individual, team and organisation he works with. An exceptional service background, married with a charismatic communication style and a trusted ability to work with diverse organisations, ...

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Andrew Sparks

Andrew Sparks is a peak performance expert, motivational speaker and coach to business leaders, athletes and aspiring achievers. His mission is to create positive change in the world by enabling individuals and teams to excel in all areas. Following Andrew's own life turnaround, he now teaches others the strategies that helped him personally make massive change, such, that today he is a recognise ...

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Barbara Glanz

Barbara Glanz, CSP, works with organizations that want to improve morale, retention and service and with people who want to rediscover the joy in their work and in their lives. She is the author of six best-selling HOW-TO books. She is known as the business speaker who speaks to your heart as well as to your head, and she has presented to conferences, associations, and organizations worldwide. ...

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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls, the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest at only 23, has a natural talent for communicating and entertaining which has made him a popular personality in his own right. He is not only one of the youngest motivational speakers on the international business circuit but is a keen environmentalist and an author; one of Bear's books, Facing Up soared into the best seller list and has sold ...

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Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich is the author of eleven books, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, and sold over 2 million copies in twelve languages. As an author speaker for corporate events or at colleges and universities, Mezrich delivers the good as well ...

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Bill Roedy

Bill was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive, MTV Networks International (MTVNI). Bill, a dedicated internationalist and music lover, was the architect of MTV Networks International's (MTVNI) successful localisation model which empowered the local operations to embrace both commercial and artistic autonomy, whilst finding the right balance between local and international content. Under Bill ...

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Biz Stone

Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur and author best known for co-founding Twitter. A progenitor of social networking and blogging, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than a decade. Having started out as an artist, Stone stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity over technology. ...

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Brett Rutledge

Brett Rutledge is taking the entertainment scene by storm with his astonishing repertoire of more than 200, on-the-money characterizations of some of the world's best-known celebrities. Laugh with Billy Connolly, learn to be Elvis, play games with Julian Clary, battle Darth Vader in a light sabre duel, sing along with Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Dean Martin, Joe Cocker, Louis Armstrong, Frank Spenc ...

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Brian Walker

With a comprehensive retail & franchise speaking background behind him, Brian Walker will make a house call to your next event and leave your audience enlightened, entertained and motivated. Brian's presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining. His wealth of retail business knowledge is teamed up with his down-to-earth communication style to deliver a 'best in bu ...

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Bruce Cotterill

From starting his own computer company at the age of 22, to being the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand of real estate giant Colliers Jardine by the age of 34, Bruce describes his career as a "vertical learning curve." Along the way, he has developed a reputation for performance, particularly in the area of taking loss-making businesses into profitability. At Colliers he led firstl ...

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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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