Presentation Skills Speakers

Julie McCrossin

Julie talks to people for a living and is valued for the way she actively engages audiences with her warmth, intelligence and live sense of humour. Julie presented the social issues program "Life Matters" on ABC Radio National for five years, initially with Geraldine Doogue and then as solo presenter. Prior to "Life Matters", Julie was a team leader on the media quiz show "Good News Week" on Netwo ...


June Dally-Watkins

In 1949 June-Dally Watkins emerged as Australia's 'Model of the Year' and was declared "Australia's Most Photographed Model" for the same year. Building on her modelling success and driven by her mother's determination, Miss Dally set about establishing the first Personal Development School in the southern hemisphere. From there, Miss Dally has expanded the school to include Australia's first Busi ...


Kellie Sloane

Kellie Connolly is one of the most recognised names in Sydney media with a diverse reach across all sectors of the community and business. She is one of few media personalities to work simultaneously across TV, radio and newspapers. Kellie is a Regular commentator on Channel 7's Sunrise, fill in host/newsreader on Weekend Sunrise and Sunrise, columnist for News Limited papers. Regular opinion col ...


Kim Watkins

Kim has enormous commercial appeal across a wide national demographic with her warm and friendly presentation style, and is well regarded for her intelligence and credibility. She regularly MC's corporate events. Her media experience expands over 20 years including 9am with David Reyne. ...


Kylie Gillies

Kylie Gillies joins Larry Emdur as co-host of The Morning Show on Channel Seven. Kylie has been with Channel Seven since 1995 and has worked across News, Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise, Sportswatch and Sportsworld. She was most recently sports presenter and fill in host on Weekend Sunrise. In the 12 years she has been with the Seven Network Kylie has covered many major sporting events including the Sum ...


Lauren Newton

Lauren Newton is an experienced and passionate performer and television personality. She currently presents the advertorials on the top-rating Mornings with Kerri-Anne Show on Channel 9. Lauren has grown up in the entertainment industry. As the daughter of Bert and Pattie, she has been surrounded by show business all her life. Lauren has now established her own identity in the industry. ...


Lee Featherby

We've all sat through painful PowerPoint presentations...commonly referred to by "Death by PowerPoint" and thought, how can they do that? Maybe we've been guilty of creating those presentations? But it may also be true that WE have given presentations where we just haven't got our point across. Lee Featherby is someone who's been immersed in business and presentations since 1982 when he was workin ...


Leila McKinnon

Leila McKinnon has worked for the Nine Network over the past 14 years starting with presenting roles on Nine's Gold Coast News in 1995. Since then Leila has been a reporter and/or host for programs such as A Current Affair, TODAY, What's Good For You (based in LA) and National Nine News. In January 2009, Leila was announced as the co-host of the Sunday Today Show. In addition to her media work, Le ...


Leonie Collins

Leonie has worked with groups, individuals in management and front-line staff, having run corporate in-house training for the past twelve years on Customer Care, Winning Presentations, Image and Style, Business Protocol, Team Building, Communication and Sales. She has assisted in changing the image and improving the performance and attitude of employees of many large organizations particularly in ...


Lisa Backhouse

Lisa Backhouse is one of Queensland's most experienced and respected news presenters with a television career spanning nearly twenty years. Renowned for her professionalism, integrity and sharp interviewing style, Lisa makes an experienced Master of Ceremonies, host and facilitator.


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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