It was a delight working with James. He listened, he was flexible and he very quickly grasped our objectives for our conference. As an MC, James kept the whole day running perfectly and as a keynote received the most highly regarded feedback out of any of our speakers. It was a pleasure working with James and I'd be delighted to do so again.
Andrew was a true hit! He was professional AND accessible, easy going AND credible and competent. Extremely generous. He delivered important key serious message in an authentic, real way that resonated with all of us. Great sense of humour, witty.
Brett was fantastic. He received great feedback from all attendees. A number of attendees also commented on his presentation being the best they'd seen/heard. He was very gracious and obliging, and even made time to draft a thought-leader article for one of the attendees.
How to become the obvious choice
As the pace of commoditization accelerates and the emergence of technological disruption threatens our existing business models, we must find ways to remain relevant and differentiated in the hearts and minds of our customers! This inspiring, case-study rich session will show you how to find opportunity in disruption to reverse the downward spiral of commoditization and matter more to your customers than your competition. This journey will require that you:
- Understand the difference between value creation and value extraction
- Move towards the very disruption that challenges you and your customers
- Elevate your Impact in the Five Critical Dimensions that clients and customers value most during times of rapid change
- Elevate your Perspective by learning at the ‘Edge of Disruption’ and becoming a thought leader in the business models of tomorrow
- Elevate your Relationships to position you not just as a trusted adviser but as a strategic partner for your customers
- Act in a way worthy of your desired leadership position
Scott delivered a scintillating presentation for us at our Middle East Banking Forum in Dubai. He ranged far and wide on how innovation in the financial services sector is disrupting traditional ways of doing things and creating exciting new business models, products and services.
Let's look at the 5 key ingredients to designing a content strategy that effectively sells your event.
Because it’s better than Positive Thinking.
Imagine your team having a useful belief about their approach to the customer experience?
This presentation is a game changer in the field of motivation and performance. For years, people have been told to try and be “positive”. The reality is that when most people try this they are unable to sustain it and end up feeling worse than when they started out.
This is a presentation about “action”. It is not about being “positive”, but rather asking questions of yourself such as, “What is the most useful thing to believe about this situation?” and “What is the most useful thing that I could do today to get me closer to where I want to be?” Positive thinking is about a feeling, while Useful Belief is all about “action”.
This presentation will help participants to:
- Alter the approach and be more effective when tackling tasks
- Give a new framework to help improve the focus of your time and energy
- Improve your approach to make practical decisions in the workplace
- Increase your results by taking the right action
- Feel empowered and motivated by changes they can make right away
It couldn't be clearer. Big business is committing to climate change. TED speaker, sustainable business strategist, advisor and author of The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston talks mega trends, and what savvy corporations are doing to capitalize on The Big Pivot shift towards a sustainable and profitable future.
John Sweeney's new book The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs helps you identify what you need to do in order to become more innovative and less fearful, and assists in creating a regimen that transforms how you act.
In this video, John says 'thank you' for your collaboration on the journey, and makes a very special offer to celebrate the launch of this exciting new book.
Achieving High Value Customer Experience Transformation and Rapid Compliance Without Breaking the Bank
FinTech expert, innovator, radio host and Amazon best-selling author Brett King highlights tensions between enriching the customer experience and brand versus compliance.
Thank you for making the trek to Jo’burg for our executives’ conference and for giving us such a thoughtful and thought-provoking presentation. You’re completely right about us – we face the same existential challenges as every other incumbent but we're unusually well-prepared to take on the fin techs. We owe a significant part of that preparedness to having your voice in our ear!
You were fabulous and the audience absolutely loved you. The feedback has been superb.
As a thought leader, consultant, speaker and author Amanda Stevens works with sales and marketing teams across Australia to decode the science of customer advocacy.
Watch this video to learn the four key strategies that can wake up this untapped opportunity residing in your current customer base.
Wow attendees with stunning speaker presentations. We share 5 of the most useful tools to manage and fine-tune speaker presentations, and to arm yourself with the 'can-dos' when asked to edit or enhance a presentation at short notice.
Starting off a new sales cycle? Chances are you are going to fall into the typical traps that come with any long-term goals. High Performance expert Tony Wilson shares THE top three key performance tips - worth thinking about - to help you & your team have one of the best sales years yet.
Brett King is widely considered the foremost global expert on retail banking innovation and optimised customer experience. As the CEO and founder of the world’s first downloaded bank - Moven, Brett remains the innovation trailblazer helping organisations plug-in new lines of connection between their brands and customers.
His disruptive insight for the finance industry: Artificial Intelligence will kill advice and paper pushing.
According to futurist and bestselling author Mike Walsh, the big issue for leaders in 2016 will be digital transformation. Customers are changing. Competitors are circling. Employees are evolving. In Mike's view, without a plan for digital transformation, your company is living on borrowed time.
Robert Scoble reins in on what's next in tech. Welcome to the future.
TED speaker and author of The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston is one of the leading & loudest voices globally on how business can navigate and profit from the world's biggest social and environmental challenges. In this article he considers the question: how do organizations design innovative, visionary goals that propel the business forward AND tackle the world's mega-challenges?
The conference success could not have been achieved without your participation and valuable insights with regards to the business.
He was everything you said and more!
Uncover The Competitive Innovation Edge
Innovation Wars dives into the competitive nature of innovation in the modern organisation, to uncover the secrets to driving innovation success.
A decade of technology driven progress has triggered a global shift in leadership practice, driving new demands on organizational capability, culture and design. Leading organizations around the world leverage the power of Customer Centric Design and Lean Startup methods, out pacing their corporate peers in the battle for future markets. Innovation Wars is your guide to market success in the battlefield that is corporate innovation.
Greater than 65% of corporate executives see innovation as the key to unlocking new value, new markets and harnessing the power of new technologies. But not everyone succeeds.
Key Takeaways include:
- Investigation in the competitive battlefield that is innovation. Who talks the talk? and who walks the walk?
- What are the strategic lessons from those that drive success?
- What are the frameworks, tools and key infantry that you will need to drive innovation in your organization?
- Simple practical tools for you to implement immediately
For business folks the New Financial Year can generate all the excitement of January 31st, without the fireworks. It's a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the successes of the previous 12 months, as well as to think around important lessons. Still, it's a great time to approach your business with a sense of newness, expectation and clear goals for the year ahead. Resolutions anyone? Our speakers share theirs for the 2015-16 New Year.
When you're in the events game, things can move super fast! With so many elements coming together, decisive action is a must. Then there are the added extras like supplier contracts, receipts and important notes around agreements and timeframes.
How to keep it all together?
An excerpt from her soon-to-be released book, Turning Clients into Advocates, Amanda Stevens brings us 7 key ways to engage your customers and turn them into brand advocates.
Technology is rapidly changing the way we do business. It’s shifting the way we communicate, the way we travel and the way brands are marketed. It’s dramatically altering the way today’s consumer interacts with their favourite brands, the way they shop and the way they form brand loyalty.
Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan know how to change, shift and influence human behavior like no one else. Off the back of the book ‘Selfish, Scared and Stupid’, their rather disruptive perspective is to embrace human behaviour and accept ourselves at our often self-serving core. In this article Dan & Kieran bring us the Survival Mindset – and ask we align both conscious and unconscious thinking to create a culture of the willing.
As the owner of the oldest comedy theatre in the US, John Sweeney is a natural innovator as well as a successful businessman. In his forthcoming book The Innovative Mindset, John shares 5 behaviors known to help us embrace the 'Mindset of Discovery' and in turn spark innovation, maximize productivity and increase profitability.
Rooted deep within the practice of theatre improvisation and tested by a long journey of entrepreneurial growth, John introduces a well versed but non-rehearsed way to apply this fascinating new mode of thinking.
It's 6.30pm. You’re completely exhausted. You barely notice the other people on the bus as you drift off into your own world. If you close your eyes for a moment, you’ll probably fall asleep. The headlights of the passing cars refract through the raindrops that are trickling down the window next to you. And that’s when it happens. Pure genius - only in hindsight it’s actually obvious. That solution to the problem you’ve been trying to solve since 2pm when you got back from a late lunch break. You feel a sudden burst of energy mixed with more than a little bit of relief. You write down this amazing idea in your diary, smile, and settle in for the trip home.
Inspiration can be tough to come across, even when you make yourl iving from writing books, inspiring others and creating new ways for businesses to thrive, finding a never ending supply of light-bulb moments isn't easy.
So we thought we'd turn to our inspirational team of thought leaders to find out what they do to get the creative juices flowing, whether you are a bath person or love the outdoors there will be a gem in here that you can use in your own life - enjoy!
HOW SMART CONTRACTS, BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND BITCOIN WILL RADICALLY CHANGE VENTURE CAPITAL
Uber is the best known "frictionless" service (it makes it much easier to get a ride) but is hardly the only example. Here's a bunch I've found in my journey around the tech industry looking for innovations and innovators for Rackspace, the leading managed cloud company.
Ideas are like buses, none around for ages and then five show up at once! There's nothing worse than staring at a blank page, pen in hand and radio silence between your ears and this is exactly why the Ode team have created the ultimate playlist to get those crearive juices flowing.
We've all been there - the business is going in a new direction and you need to collectively think of ideas to support this, or maybe you have a client demanding a fresh approach and so a time and date are set; it's brainstorming time. You and the team sit in a room armed with pens and paper but the ideas just aren't flowing...
The Big Pivot: Innovation for the Unpredictable, Expensive, and Digital World of Pharmaceutical and Health
Based on his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for business in fundamentally changed world. Some critical mega-trends are changing “business as usual”: deep demographic shifts, resource constraints (that raise prices for nearly every input into the economy), climate change and extreme weather, and, most importantly, radical transparency driven by big data and new technologies that connect us all – consumers and retailers can now ask and answer a range of questions about every product, where it came from, who made it, and how big an impact it has on the world.
The Big Pivot: Product and Service Innovation for an Unpredictable, Expensive and Connected World
Based on his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for business in a fundamentally changed world. Some critical mega-trends are changing “business as usual”: deep demographic shifts, resource constraints (that raise prices for nearly every input into the economy), and, most importantly, radical transparency driven by big data and new technologies that connect us all – consumers and retailers can now ask and answer a range of questions about every product, where it came from, who made it, and how big an impact it has on the world.
In the face of climate change, resource constraints, and transparency, the most successful companies will specifically pursue resilience. It is resilience that will see them capitalising on the opportunities regardless of the challenges up ahead; whether that be exploding populations, disruptive technologies, natural disasters, resource shortages - the business that puts the strategies for success in place today will remain unbreakable when the rest of the corporate world crumbles.
It's about that time again! Time for us to start planning our next showcase! But before we do, we want to make sure that these events are still helpful to you and so we've put together this short survey, so we can make sure our next event achieves everything you want it to and more.
You've just come back from an awesome few days at IASB2015 and the emails have sure piled up! You've got all this inspiration and ideas for your clients and the last thing you want to do is go hunting for the information you need to get the job done.
The battle for business may be being fought in boardrooms, but it’s being won at dinner tables, and the brands, organisations & people that have the competitive edge are the ones that know the secret to turning their clients into walking, talking advertisements.
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!