Is your company waiting for the good old times to return, when consumer behaviour wasn’t shifting into a new age of internet domination and mobile phone applications? In this blog article Sam Cawthorn looks at why this is an irresponsible, yet universal way of thinking, which is doing your business more harm than good.
The traditional way of banking is under threat due to the changing consumer behaviour we are currently witnessing. In this blog article bestselling author of Bank 2.0, Brett King, shares some fascinating facts, figures and future insights with us, as banks all around the world announce branch closures.
The world is changing more rapidly than ever, which is creating major challenges for the education sector. It is apparent that education organisations need to face and overcome these challenges, in order to shift with the trends and remain relevant.
Last month the ODE team DARED to run two more speaker showcases, one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne.
Two hundred people gathered on a crisp August morning at Doltone House and a week later another hundred and forty people got together at Maia in Melbourne. Both audiences were inspired, challenged, moved and DARED by our world class and cutting edge thought leaders.
Creating relevant, engaging and differentiated learning experiences in an uncertain future. Dominic Thurbon, Chief Creative Officer, ChangeLabs
It is an oft-cited cliché that ‘the world is changing faster than ever’. I would argue that it is a cliché because it is true! Education, in particular, is undergoing a rapid revolution, and I say this from first hand experience. Over the years, at ChangeLabs we’ve worked with over 350,000 students and over 100,000 amazing educators and administrators in primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational education around the world. This revolution is not the ‘education revolution’ of Rudd/Gillard administrations, but a revolution driven by a confluence of interrelated trends: legislative shifts in everything from funding to curriculum, generational change, a changing world of work for which we are preparing students, rapidly emerging technologies and a dire teacher shortage, just to name a few.
Mike Walsh: You can have too much of a good thing, especially if it wasn’t yours to start with. Here’s the perfect example – brands that shamelessly imitate the strategies of their major competitors. I was scouting the Westfield complex in Century City, LA last week and noticed a new Sony concept store a few feet from a classic Apple retail shrine. It was striking how similar both stores appeared, except for one crucial distinction – Sony was devoid of customers.
We have just entered into a brand new financial year and it’s time to plan and prepare for the next 12 months. With 45% of people unhappy in their current jobs and depression at an all time high, things aren't looking good! In this video Sam Cawthorn shares with us the three pillars required in business to overcome these issues, allowing us to ‘bounce’ into the new financial year and ensure success!
Over the last month we have been working hard behind the scenes to overhaul our You Tube page. It is now up to date with our speakers most relevant, engaging and at times, eye opening video content. This means that you now have instance access to a wealth of knowledge from Australia’s leading and most progressive thought leaders.
Only 7% of our communication is words, 38% is the tone in which we say something, while the most powerful form of communication is body language at a staggering 55%. In this video, communication expert Chris Helder shares some insights into how to read body language and reveals the power of asking questions in order to create a listening behaviour that re-engages people.
Last year we ran our first DARE showcase series in Melbourne and Sydney which were a huge success! This year we are excited to be hitting the road again with our team of thought leaders who will inspire and DARE you to think a little differently.
The world is witnessing a huge modality shift in the banking and retail worlds, with mobile devices becoming the preferred method of payment. While some companies are embracing this shift and prospering, others are struggling to keep up with where consumer behaviour is heading.
Only those who have managed to fail greatly have succeeded greatly.
While many fortune 500 companies where laying off and going through massive changes at the start of the Global Financial Meltdown, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi decided to do something different. She travelled around the world boosting her employee’s morale and encouraging them to see the good in every bad situation. This action had a profound impact on the company and also her as a leader. In fact Fortune Magazine named her the most powerful woman in the world in 2009.
We have just finished our DARE showcase series for 2011. Both events were a huge success so watch out for 2012, which we promise will be even bigger and better! To view the photos from the showcases go to our Facebook page and watch this space for the speaker highlights video coming soon......
We are excited to announce Dr Adam Fraser's new keynote topic 'The Third Space' which is the ideal follow on from Adam's previous topic ‘The Art of FLOW’.
'The Third Space' keynote is a high energy look at how we 'show up' in our different tasks, roles and environments in both our business and personal lives. Adam explores the way in which we must move in a continual flow of ‘micro-transitions’ in order to maximize our performance.
Michael Degnan (of SapientNitro and Engagement Banking fame) and myself headed down to the Starbucks at One Penn Plaza in New York City with the objective of recording our experience of processing a mobile payment using the Starbucks App for the iPhone. The App links your phone to your pre-paid Starbucks card to process payments using a QR code on the screen, which can be scanned by a small reader connected to the cash register. The experience was, in a word, engaging…
Chunk Up! – This is a tool which is powerful in figuring out what is “most important” in every situation. From making sure the “big picture” is in mind, to prioritizing tasks and not “sweating the small stuff”, this is a tool which will help in the clarity of what needs to be done.
My clients often ask me which web services I use and why. At first, I advocated the Cloud as a way of saving money and avoiding cruel and unnatural suffering at the hands of in-house IT. But after a while, I realised that the most disruptive impact created by the Cloud was not the death of traditional software, but rather a potential transformation in the way we work, collaborate and engage with clients. The Cloud was a behavioural rather than a technological revolution. Many of the insights that emerged from my discussions with companies, both big and small – seemed at first counter intuitive. For example – why would sharing private data yield new patterns for profitability, outsourcing business processes back to your clients provide them with a sense of control, or avoiding work actually result in you being more productive? Anyway enough with the preamble – here is my list of the top nine Cloud services that have both changed the way I work, and more importantly, the way I think about it.
Ever wondered what it's like when you die?
Been in a situation where death may simply be easier?
Wondered what it would be like if you could bounce out of your rut to a life where you are in control?
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were given a second chance to live the life of your dreams?
The 5 principles of Bounce Theory will ignite YOU AND YOUR TEAM to not just bounce back, but BOUNCE FORWARD stronger, greater and better than you could have ever imagined.
Stephen Lundin, Ph.D., the bestselling author of the FISH! He has taken his powerful messages about FISH, Top Performer, and Innovation to audiences all over the world. By sharing his powerful, personal and authentic message, Stephen Lundin awakens his audiences to the possibilities that already exist in every workplace, every home and every life
One of the big challenges organisations face when they book a presenter for a conference is "will the attendees walk away and actually change behaviour". In a world first Dr Adam Fraser wanted to put his clients minds at ease by having a University study test to see if his keynote presentation actually resulted in a measurable change in behaviour.
We all want it but it appears that most of us don't have nearly enough of it. What am I talking about? Happiness!
Happiness research is now big business. Where once the secret of happiness was left to the philosophers to ponder, the world of science has since joined the party. Scientists want to know what makes us happy, psychologists want to know why, and marketers want to know how to make money out of our desperate need to be happy.
We are excited to announce Dr Adam Fraser’s new keynote topic ‘The Third Space’ which is the ideal follow on from Adam’s previous topic ‘The Art of FLOW’.
In this video Adam shares with us exactly what ‘The Third Space’ is, how we can utilise it, and why it is so important to both our productivity and performance in everyday life.
Sugar Daddy will change the way you view diabetes and a healthy lifestyle.
It breaks new ground by blending years of scientific research and clinical practice into simple and effective advice (The Science Section!) and practical steps to take action (Sugar Daddy in Action Section!). The advice is practical, the information accurate and it also debunks all those crazy health myths!
Sugar Daddy uses a unique profiling system that tailors the book to you and your current lifestyle, enabling you to get the most out of it. To top it off, it’s fun to read and easy to understand.
This is a 6 CD pack that guides you through how to improve your performance and tap into your high performance state called FLOW.
Also In this CD series are interviews with 4 elite performers who unpack and outline the strategies and techniques that they used to get to the top of their field.
When I was an academic (in a previous life) I noticed that people in this environment were drawn to complexity. They would always find the most complicated way to explain something and always gravitated towards the most complex solution to a problem. My take on the driver for this behaviour was two things:
The following was taken from a Harvard Business Review article!
Do you have trouble concentrating? Find yourself easily distracted? Before getting in a tizzy that you have attention deficit disorder or something worse, check your stress level. New research shows that stress interferes with attention. The good news is that easing stress reverses these changes.
When we are truthful and take the time evaluate our habits we often find we have adopted unhealthy patterns that do no serve us. Poor habits lead to poor performance, results and relationships. The difficulty lies not only in understanding how bad habits are destructive but how we go about changing them. This presentation is designed so individuals and teams can assess the habits that are holding them back. Audiences have the opportunity to reflect on their own behaviour before Adam walks them through a 9 step strategy for rehabilitation. This session is high in content yet tongue in cheek in delivery.
- What habits do you need to put in to rehab and how to do it
- What to do if you relapse and how to get back and how to stay on track
Flow is a state of focus, high performance and positive mindset. Dr Adam Fraser knows what prevents us from hitting the flow zone and on the flip side what promotes it. Individuals, teams and companies are challenged every day. When controlling your environment isn’t an option you can shift your efforts into achieving a more productive personal state. Dr Adam Fraser teaches audiences how to tap into their high performance by identifying triggers and practical techniques. His sessions have facilitated transformations within people and culture by improving their resilience and results.
- The Art of Flow will show you how to self-direct change and a new frame work to view work, performance and pressure
- Deliver practical techniques to minimise distractions, reduce stress, increase productivity and transition between multiple roles and environments
In life and work we are required to wear multiple hats that demand we transition between different roles and environments. How do we move from one interaction to another without dragging the energy, mindset and baggage from previous interactions? The Third Space is a fascinating and entertaining presentation that explores the human psyche as we transition between roles at lightning speed.
By understanding what The 3rd Space is and how to apply it audiences will identify what action they can take to positively influence work, life and relationships.
- Audiences will understand they are personally responsible for how they choose to ‘show up’ and the true impact their engagement has on culture, performance and results.
- Learn ways to help them better manage emotions and challenges and promote behaviour patterns that build rapport and trust relationships.
Ode to Ode...
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!