His energy is infectious and his information valuable. He really makes each person in the audience feel like he is talking to them individually.
It’s not easy to get a standing ovation from a corporate audience; Mark got two! Mark Schulman’s keynote address was truly a great success and made me, the event planner look like a Rock Star!
How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good
More and more, employees, customers, and investors want their work and money to not only provide for their own material needs but to also help create a better world for all. Bestselling author John Izzo teams up with Jeff VanderWein to show leaders and companies how to transform their corporate culture so they can succeed in the midst of this Purpose Revolution.
There's an emerging megatrend that's scaring executives the world over. Millennials are upending business-as-usual, demanding that organisations re-shape their DNA to compete for this ever-growing market segment.
"Life is short, and people’s attention spans are even shorter. Your brand DNA is your story." This was Johnny Earle's advice at HubSpot's Inbound conference late last month. And as the crown-prince of turning a short attention span into a retail empire... he'd know!
The business world is obsessed with millennials. Who they are, what they want, and how they perceive the world. Dr John Izzo believes that virtually no-one understands what really matters to millennials.
Happiness is our natural state, for each of us and for humanity as a whole, argues John Izzo. But that happiness is being stolen by insidious mental patterns that he depicts as thieves: the thief of control, the thief of conceit, the thief of coveting, the thief of consumption, and the thief of comfort. He discovered these thieves as he sought the true source of happiness during a year-long sabbatical, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and living in the Andes of Peru. This thoughtful and inspiring book describes the disguises these thieves wear, the tools they use to break into our hearts, and how to lock them out once and for all. Izzo shows how these same thieves of personal happiness are destroying society as well. This book will help us all discover, develop, and defend the happiness that is our true nature while creating a world we all want to live in.
Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything offers inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can step up and make a difference in work, family, community or the world. Filled with moving stories of how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary feats, the book challenges each of us to step up and create change. He shows how leaders can create a workplace where people will choose to step up.
What are the secrets to finding happiness? Why do some people live well and die happy? John Izzo asked thousands of people to identify the wisest person they knew. “The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die” shares what he learned from over 200 people aged 60-106 whom others said had found the meaning in life. With warmth and wit, this book shares the “Five Secrets” to a happy and purpose-filled life which Izzo distilled from listening to these stories.
Praise for this title is rampant. Originally published in 2000 by Prentice-Hall, this book was ahead of its time! Values Shift is in its 10th printing and making serious statements about the status of our corporate culture. Post Enron, WorldCom and of course post Martha Stewart—North Americans are taking a good hard look at the reasons why they work for the companies they do!
How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything
Taking responsibility means stepping up and seeing yourself as the agent of change, whether it is changing your company or changing the world.
Dr. John Izzo shows how “stepping up” creates positive change while improving satisfaction at work and in life. Dr. Izzo’s simple concept, called “100/0” (100% responsibility/zero excuses) can transform a company when we decide to put aside our excuses and take initiative to create change.
This session can be focused on all levels to foster greater ownership or focused for leaders where he also helps leaders discover how to foster a climate of ownership and accountability.
Dr. Izzo will share:
- How a small group of employees got together and transformed service and morale at a large hospital
- How a leader took a dying business unit within a large Telco and got employees to step up creating a “cash cow” for her company
- How a new VP helped drivers take responsibility for the profitability of their individual routes taking his division from worst to first
- How three women with no business experience helped thousands of women get out of poverty in Africa
Differentiating Your Brand in an Age of Disruption
Winning & Engaging Talent in an Age of Social Good
These two unique keynotes are part of the Purpose Revolution series. The new economy is going to be driven by an emerging group of people all over the world who want their employment, investing and buying to shape a better world while meeting their self oriented needs. This book shows how a new driver of choice is happening worldwide whereby consumers, employees and investors are using purpose and community as a major driver of their commitments. This new driver is present worldwide and cuts across almost all demographic barriers including age, developing/developing world, politics, religious affiliation and income level.
Those companies who understand and respond to this Aspirational person will create game changing competitive advantage.
Your audience will:
- Understand this rising class and how different they are from every class of buyers, investors and employees that have come before them
- Discover the drivers of their choices
- Learn practical ways to grow your market share, brand loyalty and engagement of this new group
- Hear eye popping examples of how companies like yours are already winning these people worldwide and find out how you can do the same
Inspiring People with the Why
If you really want your people to be engaged and bring their best to work then you need to make sure they have a deep sense of purpose. Research shows that people who see the purpose of their work are more productive, work longer hours and are more engaged. We also know that when people feel
inspired by the purpose of your company or organization they are more deeply committed, more willing to change, and serve customers more powerfully.
Dr. John Izzo first introduced the idea of higher purpose at work in his book, Awakening Corporate Soul, and has been showing leaders for over 20 years how to create a workplace where people are connected to the highest purpose of their work.
In this engaging keynote, John not only shows why purpose is so critical but provides audiences proven methods to drive purpose and the “why” with their teams.
Your leaders at all levels will see:
- WHY purpose matters
- How to drive the WHY on a daily basis in your organization
- Daily and weekly practices that create a culture of purpose that leads to high productivity and great service
Dr. John Izzo has spent a lifetime researching what separates truly passionate, high-engagement teams and leaders from the rest of the pack. Organizations with high levels of employee engagement are significantly more profitable, have much higher customer loyalty, stronger productivity and a better reputation with customers than those with moderate engagement. In fact, the average HIGHLY engaged team member can be up to 40% more productive than a disengaged performer.
But what are the secrets to highly engaged teams and highly engaged companies? Why do some leaders consistently create highly engaged associates?
In this keynote, John shares:
- The four keys to creating high engagement teams and shows why some leaders are consistently able to get high levels of commitment from people
- John gives your leaders daily practices for how leaders can immediately drive engagement for better results
- How to implement simple disciplines and routines guaranteed to create highly engaged teams
- Your leaders will not only see their role in driving engagement but will leave with ideas they can implement right away that will lead to significantly higher engagement
It's time for lenders to face their fears. It's a battlefield out there for lenders, where leadership and courage must go hand in hand for previously unassailable institutions to survive.
Matina Jewell outlines what's required of true leadership to face the challenges of the 21st century - and they're not that different from what's required of combat leadership.
What is Augmented Reality For?
As we enter a far more technological world where even cars drive themselves, I predict we'll see a blowback toward the analog, more authentic world.
What role does augmented reality play in both worlds?
Get Scoble's insight into where augmented reality is going, see tons of real-world demos, and understand what he means by 'personalized meaning.'
Exponential change is upon us...
Over the next four years, or two clicks of Moore's Law, a ton about our technology world will change. Scoble will bring you the best from his travels visiting R&D labs, startups, and innovators around the world.
He views the world through his rose-colored-mixed-reality glasses, which will be the new user interface for self driving cars, Smart Cities, IoT, and many other things in our world.
- Which trends will businesses need to embrace and which are just fads
- Lessons for companies of all sizes on how to leverege this coming technology
What's next in mixed reality (AR and AI) and the future of technology?
Why "the Fourth Transformation?"
Soon we will have phones and glasses that do full on augmented reality. Everything you look at will potentially be augmented. This world is just around the corner, with Apple, Microsoft and every major tech company betting everything on the coming mixed reality revolution. The industry is spending many billions of dollars in R&D, while AR startups are the hot new funding target.
Robert will explain how:
- Why your business needs to embrace the mixed-reality user interface revolution
- How IoT, Smart Cities and autonomous cars, drones and robots are shaping the future of cities
At Ode Management our speakers are world-class curators of customization to solve problems unique to the needs of your business.
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Over the next four years, or two clicks of Moore's Law, a ton about our technology world will change. Scoble will bring you the best from his travels visiting R&D labs, startups, and innovators around the world. He views the world through his rose-colored-mixed-reality glasses, which will be the new user interface for self driving cars, Smart Cities, IoT, and many other things in our world. He'll send you off with some lessons for companies both large and small. The Fourth Transformation: Augmented Reality is coming. Virtual Reality will take entertainment minutes away. Over the next decade we will look at our smartphone screens less and less as we use things like Magic Leap more and more.
Even if you use your mobile phone's screen to watch a virtual reality event, it will be quite a different experience than staring down at a mobile phone in your hands.Plus, you will look at, and interact with your world quite differently thanks to beacons, Internet of Things, new kinds of sensors and artificial intelligence systems to fuse data, analyze it, and present it in new ways.
Think this is science fiction? In this eye-opening keynote you will:
- Discover the companies that are bringing futuristic technologies to you today, including those in airports, football stadiums, and shopping malls
- Demystify cloud - We will discuss how cloud is everywhere in this new world and the trends that are soon to be hitting us, whether in self driving cars or augmented reality glasses
- Learn what your business can do now to keep up and ahead of these coming trends
X explores why great products are no longer good enough to win with customers and why creative marketing and delightful customer service too are not enough to succeed. Brian shares why the future of business is experiential and how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences.
This isn’t your ordinary business book either. The idea of a book was re-imagined for a digital meets analog world to be a relevant and sensational experience. Its aesthetic was meant to evoke emotion while also giving new perspective and insights to help you win the hearts and minds of your customers. And, the design of this book, along with what fills its pages, was done using the principles shared within.
What’s the Future of Business? is not a question — it’s an answer.
What’s the Future is more than just a business book. It takes readers on an uplifting “hero’s journey” to help them bring about change from the inside out. The end result demonstrates how experience design amplifies customer relationships, drives word of mouth, and fosters organic advocacy.
Rewire the Way Your Business Works to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution
The End of Business As Usual explores each layer of this complex consumer revolution that is changing the future of business, media, and culture. As con- sumers connect with one another, a vast and efficient information network takes shape and begins to steer experiences, decisions, and markets. It is nothing short of disruptive.
Going beyond simply satisfied.
It’s no longer enough to have customers who are simply ‘satisfied’. To build truly remarkable modern businesses you need to generate enduring love for your products and brand with your customers. You can’t buy love with attention (marketing), you have to earn it.
In this engaging keynote, Andy will:
- Show how leading brands are using marketing, technology and product development to generate love with customers
- Look at how brands like Xero, My Food Bag, Uber and others are changing industries and how you can to
- Demonstrate how content is king when generating love for your brand
Understanding leadership today and into the future
Our understanding of leadership has evolved as rapidly as technology and business in the 21st century. Great modern leadership requires a clear understanding of today’s customers and how they interact with brands and businesses.
In this keynote Andy will demonstrate:
- How leaders can understand, perform and lead
- How engaged leaders are vulnerable leaders - and why that’s a good thing
- Why leaders need to grow brands from within, not outsource them
How enterprises and institutions can use the Five Ps of Marketing to achieve greatness.
The digital divide is radically changing which brands we trust, the products we purchase and how we relate to the marketing we engage with. Using this ‘fundamentals first’ approach to business in a digital age, Andy Lark will help your organisation embrace both “the what” and “the how” of digital technology.
Participants will help attendees to:
- Recognise which of the 5 Ps their organisation should be paying more attention to
- Embrace the digital age of marketing
- Discover what engages modern consumers
- How your organisation can achieve marketing greatness
In a world that will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250 years. Are you ready to adapt? How to turn innovation and technology into a growth driver and win in a digital economy. This presentation uses Andy's book Augmented to look at how a new wave of technology will change the fundamentals of society and business. The Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Experience Design
- Smart Infrastructure
Augmented is a book on future history, but more than that, it is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more
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As automation and AI threaten to decimate our workforce, forward-thinking business leaders are looking at ways to maximize the potential of human innovation within the framework of technology. John Sweeney has three actionable tips for businesses looking to innovate in an AI world.
If we look back to the start of the 20th century, we see many parallels with our current age. It’s a frightening time of fast-paced change when everything we know about the world is in upheaval. John Nosta takes the time to draw lessons from the disruption experienced a century ago and shows us that we have grounds for optimism.
Was there ever a more dynamic speaker to grace a world stage? What a phenomenally gifted mind. Phill’s ability to communicate and simplify (big ideas) and make (them) relevant for any industry is mind blowing. We were privileged to have him present to our real estate franchise recently and his gift was apparent to all in the audience. We hope to work with Phill again in the very near future.
James was fantastic. He tailored his speech perfectly to our particular event demographic and stuck to our brief. All participants at our event commented on how James was funny, relatable and very practical. I was extremely pleased with the result and will highly recommend James in the future.
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!