Meetings and Events Australia
Thank you for a great presentation - absorbing, thought-provoking and energetic. You were singled out as one of the conference favourites.
Communications and Marketing Manager, The Law Society of New South Wales
We were thrilled with James and the way in which he facilitated the panel discussion. He understood the brief, the aims and the target audience. He made the panellists feel incredibly comfortable and kept the discussion on track and on time. And he injected his wonderful sense of humour!
NSW Department of Health
Thank you for working your magic as MC last Monday at the NSW Premier's Awards. We've received an overwhelmingly positive response regarding the awards ceremony with many mentioning just how much they appreciated your work!
Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies
After two decades of corporate speaking work in Australia James O’Loghlin is an accomplished and highly experienced MC who is able to draw laughs from whatever is happening whilst running the event in an efficient and appropriate manner. You get the professionalism of an experienced radio and television host who is utterly at home on stage combined with the humour of one of Australia’s best corporate comedians. Watch James O'Loghlin's MC Showreel
Thank you for your fantastic "MC" services…your cool, calm and collected style not only kept us highly amused, but kept everything and everybody else under control"
- The Starlight Foundation
Innovation is a State of Mind
Innovation is a State of Mind
How often do you have days when you are so busy you don't have time to think? Days when there isn't one spare moment to think about how you can improve the way that you do things? No matter how well your business is doing today, if you keep doing things the same way, in 10 years' time - maybe less - you will have been left behind. To stay relevant and successful, businesses need to keep coming up with better ways of doing things. In eight years hosting 'The New Inventors' ex-Australian lawyer James O'Loghlin met hundreds of people who thought outside the box and came up with new and better ways of doing things.
During this corporate keynote James O’Loghlin will talk about:
- Why every business needs to be continually innovating and how individuals can do it
- The three things innovators do better than everyone else, and five things every business can do to build a workplace culture that encourages innovation
Dominic presentations for our senior client audience were right on brief and really inspired people about the potential to unleash collaboration and innovation. He speaks the language of business, understands business models and tailors his message to suit the audience. His dynamic and engaging style affects real behavioural and attitudinal change and made him a hit with the audience.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dom Thurbon made us think very differently and we were all buzzing with new ideas at the end of the session. I would highly recommend Dom to work with your team – you will certainly be engaged, challenged and very creative with your approach.”
Dominic is a fantastic, dynamic presenter who really demystified the whole ‘technology’ thing for us. His presentation was engaging, entertaining and – best of all – really valuable to us in the way we work.
GM Talent, NAB
We constantly heard one name, Colin James, and he has been fundamental to the success of the Accelerate Program over these last four years.
Executive VP, Oracle Inc
Truly one of the worlds best facilitators
Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
This program has been the best training investment I have seen… Colin is simply outstanding in his ability to hold a group of senior partners engaged for an entire week.
Executive General Manager, Commonwealth Bank
Colin brings a level of depth and engagement I have never experienced before in my 24 years in business - brilliant.
"I Can't Believe It!"
Making the ‘impossible’ possible
"I can’t do that!" "I have never been able to [fill in the blank]" "I wish I had the talent to [fill in the blank]"
This session is a deeply powerful demonstration of the reality that what holds people back in their lives are limiting beliefs. Colin James shows participants how to draw a fully rendered, artist quality portrait in ONE HOUR. A life long belief such as "I can’t draw to save my life" is turned on its head in ONE HOUR. This is a startling experience that is a life changer for many.
This session gives participants a tangible and real-life experience for challenging and redefining their belief system. The whole session is 90 minutes of extraordinary learning.
The ultimate lesson from this session is this "If a life long limiting belief can be changed in one hour what else do I (and we) need to question that could bring the changes I (and we) want in our lives (and organisations)?" This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination.
What you will learn:
- How to release the grip of limiting beliefs
- How to access your natural inner talents – even the ones you thought you never had
- What possibilities in your life you may have never considered before
- How badly we have been programmed and how to change it.
Money for Nothing and your Cheques for Free
If you think that money is important (and who doesn't), then so is the ability to process money - in other words, payments. And that's what this book is all about: from processing payments over the internet and on your mobile telephone; to payments via cards, cash and cheques; to massive international payments operations and the challenges faced by banks in these areas, including the continual vigilance needed to avoid money launderers and terrorists.
It's Banking Jim, But Not As We Know It
The future is uncertain. However, if you could identify the most critical things likely to occur in the future today, then you could capitalise commercially upon the opportunities presented. So that's what this book is all about: what are the most critical things that will occur in banking tomorrow that, if you invest in them today, mean that you can make your fortune. A simple enough premise, and one that I hold to be very true. So, if you want to work out how to the most successful bank you can be during the next decade, then this is the book for you.
The Extraordinary Madness of Banks
This is not a book about the financial crisis. This book is about the outcome. It tracks the markets from the day that Lehman Brothers collapsed, and before with Northern Rock, through the reactions of policymakers, politicians, regulators and markets. It shows where the weaknesses were in hindsight, and where the pitfalls may be in foresight. For the amateur and the expert, the knowledgeable and those seeking knowledge, the Complete Banker series provides you with the truth about the banking. Not just the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth ... but the Complete Truth.
Partner and Head of Europe, Polaris Software Labs
The audience couldn't stop raving about your presentation. You know you could be live at the O2 and get a full house!
Chairman, Cambridge 100 Club
Chris spoke at a recent Cambridge100 Club Dinner about the next big developments in technology and what these will mean to business. This was a remarkable talk - insightful, compelling and informative. Chris is a visionary and futurologist with a real command of the factors which shape our future.
Global Head of Financial Services Industry Solutions, SAP
Thank you again for a truly terrific presentation at our SAP Banking Summit event here in The Hague. The event was overall a great success and your participation was really one of the highlights of the entire three days."
Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society?
In previous ages bankers have sometimes pecked lower in the order of society than lepers. Jesus declared their usurous ways immoral. Amazingly, from this disadvantaged position in society, bankers flourished over the past two centuries before imploding spectacularly both financially and socially in 2008. Bankers now don't even trust each other. This illuminating review of the history and future of banking and society explores:
- Why these former outcasts from high society are natural problem children
- Ponders whether they have a social future and, if so, what will it look like?
Money is meaningless
Since PayPal began, we have seen money being digitised. Now mobile is booming, the whole mechanism of money and customer interaction is being revolutionised. Add to this Facebook credits and other virtual currencies, and you soon realise it's not about money but it's about value. Value management in all its forms - money, knowledge, ideas, time, goods, services, trade - is the critical focus for tomorrow's institutions. Chris will explore:
- As value becomes exchanged in all forms of virtual and physical form, how money becomes meaningless.
- What does it mean for you?
The similarities between banks and landmines
Banks are Like Landmines
They explode in economic terms, in a similar way in which landmines explode and blow away people in the real world. Just as landmines blow the legs away from humans, banks blow the legs off economies. It’s obviously the case that this is true today, what with the Lehmans collapse with Credit Default Swaps creating the first financial crisis; and now sovereign debt in the Eurozone is developing the second. Chris will explore:
- How can such economic landmines exist in a world where we should have cleared them by now
- How can we avoid them in the future?
The Next Major Global Financial Crisis
Will Happen in 2045
Regulators have a problem. The problem is that they are always following, never leading. Right now, they are shaping a new ﬁnancial market that should be robust for decades to come. Yet based upon historical extrapolation, the likelihood is that the next global ﬁnancial crisis will occur around 2045, thirty-three years from now. Chris Skinner, a leading commentator on global ﬁnancial markets, will explain:
- What is going to happen? And How?
- Why is this the likely outcome and where will the issues occur?
Branchless Banking and a Cashless Society
Fact or Fiction?
For years, banks and industry pundits have bet that cash and bank branches will disappear, yet they are still as strong as ever. Sure, cash and branches are reducing in number, but cash in circulation is still increasing as are the number of bank branches in some countries. Chris will explore:
- Is a branchless, cashless future a reality or a myth?
- What this means for banking
Why banking will disappear...
But banks will not ... well, not all of them
Over the next decade, a radical shift will take place in the role and function of banking. It's already started and it's all about BIG DATA. But it's more than that. It's to do with the value shift in society from seeing money to seeing virtual money; from seeing technology to seeing social technology; and from seeing government to seeing self-governance. These shifts have been seeded in smartphones, social networks and the global linkage of every person on the planet to wireless media, and this shift will accelerate over the next decade. What this means for banks is that they will become hybrid keepers of money and data, and anything else their customers believe to be of value. They might even be keepers of cloud secure Facebook photo albums ... why not? Chris will explore:
- The impact of the key political, economic, social and technological forces of the next decade
- Bring together these themes and outline the vision for the bank of 2021.
The Bank of 2020
Banks need to focus upon two numbers: one and 2020.
The bank of 2020 will also be the Bank of One. One person has always had the power to change the world – but in a highly social, highly networked world, that one person no longer needs to be a President or a Nobel Laureate. By way of example, Molly Katchpole was just a 22-year old college graduate working two jobs when Bank of America announced that they would introduce a $5 monthly fee on debit cards. She started an online protest that resulted in hundreds of thousands of people joining her within days. Result: the bank had to perform a policy U-turn. Molly is an example of one person taking a stand through social media, and changing the policy at one of America’s largest banks. In this presentation Chris will:
- Shine the light on social media and how it is changing banking
- How the bank of 2020 will look
Chris Skinner is Chairman of the Financial Services Club and well known as an independent commentator on financial markets through his blog the Finanser.
Would you rather be book smart or streetsmart? The perfect answer, of course, is both. However, people are now realising the need to possess the intangible qualities of the streetsmart person. Interestingly, people today need to know how to play the game.
Just like a great athlete develops their skills to read the bounce of the ball, so too can we become more conscious about what is happening all around us. Is streetsmart something that can be learned? Absolutely!
Traditional methods of selling based on 'going for the close' have now become outdated and even detrimental when long-term sales success often depends upon relationships, trust and tailored solutions for solving your customer's problems.
Seven week 'Tools of Influence' eVideo program
How do you keep the momentum going long after your speaker leaves? Ask us about following a Chris Helder presentation with his high impact evideo program, to make sure the messages take hold!
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Usually I am very critical of presenters, but I have just been to our breakfast forum and seen one of the best. Chris Helder is brilliant! Chris is young, vibrant, and passionate, has great content and is really into changing behaviours.
It's not just the exuberance, nor the passion. It’s not even just about the remarkable content. With Chris Helder you know he just gets it. He READS his brief, knows who he’s talking to – then gets a feel for the audience in the first 30 seconds. Wham! Everyone engaged, along for the ride and soaking up his invaluable insights and lessons"
Volkswagen Financial Services Australia
Excellent. Having sat through countless motivational speakers - Chris would rate as the best. He overlapped business goals & personal - very important for people who spend so much time at work. Made me think
Breaking Down the E-Wall - Selling in the new reality
Business is different in the new reality the way we operate and make sales has and continues to change. People and brands are embracing the digital age and using technology and social media more than ever. The digital age has created a virtual electronic wall behind which our clients can now hide. We all need to embrace the digital age that has provided our world with an unprecedented level of access to communication at the touch of a button. However face to face selling skills have not become redundant. If anything they've become more important than ever
- Chris will explore the classic "E" Ping Pong timeline and how to break down the "E" Wall
- Gives audiences specific tools designed to increase sales and shorten the sales cycle. You and your staff will learn modern tools and how to combine them with time-honoured techniques for sales professionals
The Power of Influence
This is the presentation that has made Chris one of the most popular presenters in Australia.
This powerful program makes an IMMEDIATE impact in the areas of communication and maximising the customer experience. Prepare for a HIGH ENERGY presentation that will leave participants with "tools" to PERSUADE and INFLUENCE. Chris has a fresh approach that concentrates on understanding those you are trying to influence, in order to create a stronger connection and ultimately results.
This presentation will help participants explore:
- The greatest communication, persuasion and influencing tools that are practical and can be implemented immediately
- Learn a list of "1%" behaviours that significantly improve your results and relationships
- Increase your persuasion skills to get clients to take action
Chris Helder creates leaders and sales people with impact. Utilising the Power of Influence he demonstrates how to increase results and sell in the new 'E-Wall' reality.
We truly appreciate your insights about the bank and customers of today and the future...their changing behaviour and lifestyles, their attitudes towards new technologies, and their role in changing the future of financial services. It was indeed an honour and a rare privilege to have you as our guest speaker.
The examples King brought into the room were captivating. His perspective on the importance of customer behaviour is critical. Organisations must instead listen and adapt to customer behaviour”
Head of Google Finance, Australia and New Zealand
“Brett delivered extraordinary insights to Google’s clients and partners in his BIG SHIFT presentation. At Google we are used to some big ideas and even bigger names, but Brett delivered a unique view that was truly surprising...”
How customer behavior and technology will change the future of financial services exposes the massive flaws in the retail banking system due to dramatic shifts that have taken place in customer behavior and the complete failure of banks to recognize and respond to those shifts. The key message is that the banking system is broken, not because of regulation, but because banks just don’t understand or care about their customers anymore.
Brett King is the founder & CEO of Moven
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Ode to Awards...
- National winner MEA
- John Palmer award
- Dottie Walters award for service
Are you taking care of your sales canary?
In a recent closing keynote I sought to provoke those assembled with a few challenges.
Following are a few of those things that still stand out for me today. As we move forward into a year of rebuilding, I hope you are as challenged by these observations as I am...
Why Sales People Fail
It's commonly believed that sales people fail for 4 key reasons: Lack of persistence,a poor presentation, laziness and not enough proactivity.
If only it were that simple.
I have studied the art and science of effective sales for over 20 years and I believe there are numerous other factors that lead to sales failure.
Do you need a golden carrot to motivate your sales team?
“We’re out of carrots.” Normally, this isn’t a dramatic event however when you’re living in Antarctica for a year and the next re-supply of food is 8 months away it’s certainly problematic.
Carrots are big business in Antarctica. We had 2 types of carrots: the garden-variety vegetable type, and the “golden” carrot – the incentives, rewards and motivators I used to keep my team strong and resilient through the tough Antarctic winter.
Selling in the new reality: Breaking down the E-Wall
Business is different in the new reality
The way that business and sales are done today is different. Business and brands are embracing the digital age and are using online tools and social media more than ever to promote and sell. We live in a world where decision makers are online and contactable 24.7. Being "out of the office" means nothing as workers adjust to engaging in a new era of work/life balance. So why then has the ability to close a sale become harder? Why have the timelines to get a contract signed stretched out?
Why You're Probably Selling Backwards
For years, sales theory has promoted the idea of selling features and associated benefits, of looking for what's unique in your product or service, and using that as a wedge to open up the sale by demonstrating how you can make the prospect's life easier, more productive, or even sexier!
The next step, we were told, was to systematically remove obstacles to the sale and "always be closing". Some sales people managed to do this with humanity and charm, but for the most part, it's an aggressive process based on proving a resistant prospect wrong (That'll get them on side).
Welcome Jay Kemp
Jay comes to Ode Management with almost two decades of experience in the speaking industry. He was one of the three original members of Dallas-based, International Speakers Bureau, where he spent 15 years of building the company to over 50 employees with revenues in excess of $17 million when he left in 2009. He was involved in every aspect of the business including:
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Thank you Arnold for only bringing the best of the best speakers to our events. We appreciate it! We appreciate you always thinking "outside the box" and never having us go with a speaker that so many others have – we are always unique and stand out with our keynotes – kudos!
Executive Director | Diversity Alliance for Science
In ODE I've found a team that are naturals at choosing the attitude, being present, making the client's day and above all, that love to play. Most importantly, for a person that travels consistently, I am always made to feel a valued part of the family.
Stephen Lundin - FISH! Philosophy
Working with ODE to build my US business was an awesome experience. In less than two years, we generated over one million US dollars of booking inquiries, accelerated my market penetration by at least 5 years and established relationships that many speakers spend their whole career trying to get.
The team manage to balance their allegiance and commitment to those they represent, with an honest approach to who would work for our clients events and who wouldn't. A refreshing attitude that means if they do recommend someone, we listen!
Just wanted to say thanks for two great presentations last week, Lisa and Mike were both fantastic. They both totally hit the mark with the audience and helped take the event to another level. Thanks – ODE definitely have the best speakers!