Retail Speakers

Shane Heal

Four-Time Olympian, Championship-winning Player and Head Coach, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Brand Ambassador Shane Heal is one of Australia’s most recognised personalities and respected sporting figures. His is a reputation forged representing Australia at four olympic games and playing professionally for more than 20 years in Australia, europe and in the world's best league, the ...

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Stephen Denny

Stephen Denny is a competitive strategy + marketing consultant, helping emerging brands define their competitive positioning, communication strategies and implementation plans in the market. He is the author of Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry (Portfolio US & Penguin UK). Apart from writing and consulting, Denny is a frequent speaker on competitive strategy a ...

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Stephen Ogden-Barnes

Steve Ogden Barnes is a retail marketing specialist with an extensive background in the profession and academia. He has delivered retail education programs, retail consultancy, seminars, lectures and conference, focusing on global retail trends, retail innovation, multi-channel retailing, retail strategy and sales promotion. Steve is a highly experienced speaker. He has delivered numerous in-com ...

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Terry Hawkins

Ask Terry what her specialty is and she will tell you simply - PEOPLE. Terry knows how to give her audience a great time while they learn strategies that can change the way they look and feel about life forever! She is one funny lady and her gift of connecting with people from every walk of life allows her to delivery high impact, hilarious and thought provoking presentations - she takes the com ...

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Terry Leahy

As the recently retired CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy is one of the most admired business leaders in the world. Knighted for his services to food retailing, he is well known for successfully turning around Tesco to become the largest chain in Britain, transforming the country's supermarket industry and disrupting the businesses of its competitors. Experts credit Leahy's success to his hands-on sty ...

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Tom O'Toole

Meet Tom O'Toole, baker extraordinaire, kindergarten failure-turned-author & inspirational speaker, and founder of the famous Beechworth Bakery. He may be somewhat small-town, but small-town or not, he is a marketing guru who dares to - and does - walk the talk. O'Toole is to Beechworth Bakery what Colonel Saunders is to KFC. But unlike the Colonel, Tom isn't content with being a cardboard cut-ou ...

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Tom Potter

Tom Potter, founder of Australian owned Eagle Boys Dial-A-Pizza, left school at 15 and found himself jobless at 23. He borrowed the money to open his first pizza shop in Albury, New South Wales and has proceeded to build his business to over 130 stores Australia wide with a current annual turnover in excess of $65 million. Like many successful people, Tom started his business life with only a bas ...

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Tom Stephens

Tom also writes a monthly column "Inside the Box" for PL Magazine, North America's leading industry publication and is about to commence writing a monthly column for a similar Trade Magazine in Turkey. Tom's work on Brand Strategies is retained by clients in Retail, manufacture of private label and branded products, food brokerage, television production, advertising, store and package design, ...

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Wayne Berry

Most people in our culture have never been "taught" how to negotiate. Yet everyday, in both our personal and professional lives we are involved in countless negotiations. Wayne Berry, founder of the Top Gun sales school, defines a negotiation as anytime two or more people interact and action is taken as a result of that interaction. This can be from the simplest of requests, to complex sales negot ...

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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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