Retail Speakers

Geoff Ramm

Prepare to be entertained, energised and enlightened on a journey of memorable customer service and marketing ideas, that will enthrall, enthuse and most certainly inspire your teams and delegates. Geoff Ramm is the creator and author of 'Celebrity Service' and 'OMG Marketing'. He's a multi-award winning speaker who has challenged and inspired audiences across five continents. With a genuine ...

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James Pratt

Jim is a former CEO who participated in building and selling three successful companies. He now leads a CEO consulting firm in San Diego, which works with over 50 companies per year both nationally and internationally. His success in re-inventing companies is well known worldwide. Jim has earned an international reputation for successful management and leadership in building and training succ ...

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Joe Girard

International lecturer and winner of the world's number one retail salesperson title from, Joe Girard has a lifetime of experience to share with you personally, or with your entire company or association. Take it from a man who has been in the same trenches you are in now, he will challenge you to "step up to life and plan for what you get and deserve," to "become the person you have always strive ...

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John Maguire

During the time John was Managing Director of Driza-Bone, their sales more than tripled to over $16 million per annum. Often speaking in the corporate market on topics such as Training, Enterprise Bargaining, Marketing, Export Marketing and Advertising. Never lost for words, and renowned for his ability to hold an audience spellbound, John is a witty, entertaining and learned business speaker, who ...

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Johnny Cupcakes Earle

Johnny Earle AKA. Johnny Cupcakes How do you turn a t-shirt brand that's sold from the trunk of a rusty car into a global, multi-million dollar business? Named America's #1 young entrepreneur by BUSINESS WEEK, profiled in the NYTimes, NPR, MTV, Forbes, NEWSWEEK Magazine and the Boston Globe, and featured in INC Magazine as one of the world's fastest growing independent businesses - there is ...

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Jon Bird

Jon Bird has over three decades experience in retail marketing communications, starting as a copywriter and Creative Director and progressing to agency management. Jon was a founding partner of IdeaWorks, Australia's leading specialist retail marketing agency. Jon has also held the role of Director of Retail Marketing at M&C Saatchi, working across Australia, NZ and US markets. Jon currently CEO a ...

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Julie Piantadosi

What workforce or people challenge is your organisation facing right now? Chances are Julie Piantadosi has been there before. A successful entrepreneur and business woman of influence Julie is a rare and clear voice in the corporate world. Julie believes in practical solutions for people and their businesses. Julie is an extraordinary motivator with business experience who delivers practical a ...

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Katrina McCarter

Katrina McCarter is the founder and CEO of Marketing to Mums. She is a marketing strategist who specialises in understanding mothers as a powerful market sector, through experience and research.

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Kevin Kelley

Kevin Kelley's specialty is getting inside the minds of consumers and determining how the physical environment affects a consumer's choices, comfort level, retention and purchasing behaviors. As a frequent corporate speaker, Kevin speaks on the topics of retail, food, branding, communities and consumer behavior. ...

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Kieran Flanagan

In addition to being one of the only female Creative Directors in the world of MadMen, at 20, Kieran was also one of the youngest Creative Directors to lead a multi award winning advertising agency. In an impressive career, she has lead multi-national accounts across multidisciplinary departments and businesses working at McCann, Smart, Kindred and VCD (a team she helped found and build into the ...

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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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