Innovation is YOUR State of Mind | Workshop
Innovation is YOUR State of Mind | Workshop
In his keynote, ‘Innovation is a State of Mind’, James O’Loghlin identifies the 3 building blocks of innovation; in this dynamic follow up workshop, participants apply those principles to create and grow their own ideas to improve their business. This 1 hour to half-day workshop will get delegates identifying opportunities, solving problems and thinking on their feet as they are challenged to unleash their creativity and think up develop new ideas to make their business better. Delegates will leave armed with the necessary tools to impart real change within their organisations, for years to come.
Takeaways from the session include:
- A large number of thought through and practical ideas that the business can implement
- The growth of a new culture that fosters innovation and collaboration
- Each delegate will have a new found belief in his or her ability to 'think up' ways of doing things better, and know how to grow and use their ideas
Could you be Chief of Client Relations for the World’s Best Thought Leaders?
ODE Management is a Professional Speakers Management Agency with offices in Australia and the USA. We are seeking an experienced ‘Chief of Client Relations’ to join our fun sales team.
You will need to be super organised, have a confident personality and extensive experience in sales and account management. A passion for personal development would also be a bonus. Our speaker team range from inspirational authors, business leaders and media personalities.
The Key Is In The Cloud
If you work in telecommunication then you know Cloud computing is all the rage.
But what you may not know is that, behind this influx in cloud computing, lies an environmental motivator.
A recent study from Microsoft compared the environmental footprint of running business software internally or with an outsourced provider (in this case, Microsoft). The study showed that, compared to running their own applications, by outsourcing companies can reduce the energy use and carbon footprint of computing by up to 90 percent!
Telcos Are The New Banks
Everywhere you look right now, there are carriers trying to muscle in on the mobile wallet and payments space and rightly so. There are already a plethera of mobile carriers fully engaged in mobile payments right now, from Safaricom in Kenya, Orange (with Barclays) in the UK, the list goes on.
3 things To Take Away From Sochi
If you were watching the Winter Olympics closely, you’ll have noticed that many of the medal winners are using special mental rituals to maximize their performance.
In any one day of working in the telco sector you will most likely be faced with a high workload, a multitude of meetings with varying departments and an expectation that you are constantly 'on'. Many of these same techniques from Sochi can be used by those working in this space to improve their results.
Beat The Block!
You’re in a meeting with some of the big wholesale buyers of your newest business product.
It’s been a labour of love, your team has spent months perfecting the technology & positioning. You are feeling confident & prepared.
You leave the meeting & replay the positive words that were said by the client... but they don’t buy, why?
The Big Hang-Up!
My first job out of university was taking complaints for Telstra. I joined the company about a month before Optus joined the market and within 6 months of joining I had been made supervisor - such was the rate of attrition under a barrage from customers who had an alternative for the first time in Australian history.
You Are What You Think
Working in telecommunications, you engage with people on a very personal level. Your business is connecting people around the world, whether it’s for their business or for their relationships.
In this day and age we place a great deal of importance on split second connectivity, we want to send an email and we want to send it NOW. We want to call our partners & we want to do it NOW. So there is no angry customer quite like an angry telco customer.
3 Steps To Better Focus
What makes a high performer? Why do some people achieve greatness and others get left floundering behind?
The Death Of Credit Card Points
The core problem with credit cards today for consumers is that they are fundamentally designed to encourage spending, in order to generate revenue for card companies and issuing banks. While debit cards are marginally better for consumers on an interest rate perspective, the lack of visibility on spend and overdraft fees means that in the US the average consumer pays $225.00 in fees per year on a debit card/checking account – that includes all those “free” checking accounts, which are anything but!
It's Now Easy Being Green
Nature is valuable. But figuring out how valuable has been challenging. By some measures, the services that nature provides business and society — clean water, food and metals, natural defense from storms and floods, and much more — are worth many trillions of dollars. But that number is not helpful to companies trying to assess how dependent they are on natural resources, or how to value them as business inputs.
Your 5 Step Business Reset
Ok, we’re one month into the new year, how are you going? Not quite where you were hoping to be? More often than not, one month into the new year our resolutions are long forgotten. So here’s a short business reset to get you back on the straight and narrow and hurtling toward a brighter business future.
Find Your Purpose
I genuinely believe my accident was a blessing for me.
I know that sounds crazy, how could an event that nearly killed me and left me down some limbs be a blessing?
Kenya Will Surpass The US In Financial Inclusion
I was in India a few weeks ago speaking to the Reserve Bank and most of the primary Retail Banks about the impact of mobile and social media on the industry there. .
Enshrined in the banking culture and in bank regulations is the perceived 1:1 relationship between branches and Financial Inclusion. This is not unheard of in developed economies either, but in India it is so much a part of the culture that no one has rethought this paradigm in a very long time. The assumption simply is that if India wants inclusion, it needs more branches.
India has just 110 branches per million persons, compared with the USA which has more than 300 branches per million persons, and Spain which has an incredible 900 branches per million persons, with the next nearest in the EU being Italy with 650/mm.
In most developed economies the CAGR of aggregate number of bank branches is -2% to -4% annually these days, and is trending towards a steeper decline. Some economies like Australia have been slow to start this decline, but a normalized range of branch density for most developed economies probably is around 100-150 branches per million.
I know this in itself will generate much debate, but bear with me here.
The Largest Risk Investors Are Ignoring
The world over we hear experts talking about the need for green, but none quite like Andrew Winston, who looks at the financial gains to be made by turning ‘green’ to gold! In this article Andrew outlines the biggest dangers threatening to rattle the financial industry for good.
The Big Pivot
Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open World.
In a unique and entertaining way, Winston describes how companies can go beyond merely coping with mega challenges like climate change and resource constraints and actually contribute to the redesign of our economic system.
The BIG Priority In Investment Banking
Neural Latency Intellisense
Investment banking as a sector looks to have a much more positive outlook this year than in previous years. The year will see the implementation of a lot of the regulatory changes formulated since the crisis hit, and a marketplace that is starting to settle into the new normal, whatever that is.
Driving Human Innovation In Banking
Drive Innovation In Banking
How increasing humanity in the financial sector is key
I was recently fortunate enough to be speaking at the Business Banking Innovation awards hosted by Australian Financial Publications and what struck me was how innovative the big four banks, traditionally portrayed as slow moving, actually are.
Agility - The New Competitive Advantage
Agility - the new competitive advantage in peak performance.
As we kick off the new year the pace and ferocity of the finance industry really picks up.
Clients become more stressed and demanding and their exhaustion and frustration is pointed directly at you.
I Linkedin A-gram To Instatweet My Face
I linkedin a grambook to instatweet my face
Five Ways To Perform Better This Year
Siimon Reynold’s is one of Australia’s biggest business success stories. The last business Siimon co-founded, Photon Group, grew from two people to 6000 in just eight years becoming the 15th largest marketing services group in the world. He has also won over 50 business awards.
Author of best-selling book ’Why People Fail’, Siimon shares his five tips to making 2014 your mist successful yet!
Business Resilience Comes from Working with Nature
Andrew Winston is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
He has advised some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsi.
In this insightful piece Andrew reflects on how all companies can take advantage of the earth’s natural resources, but in a very positive way.
Could you be CHIEF OF OPERATIONS for the World's Best Thought Leaders?
ODE Management is a Professional Speakers Management Agency with offices in Australia and the USA. We are seeking an experienced 'Chief of Operations' to oversee our travel and logistics department.
Managing the Change Game
"We are going through a lot of change right now"
"The restructure is being announced" "We are going to roll out the new strategy and there are a lot of changes"… you have heard these sort of words a thousand times. Change for many invokes fear, anxiety and the like. Why? How can we make change an easier and less complicated palaver? A session by Colin James in high demand is Managing the Change Game Brilliantly.
You would think that with ALL the change everyone has been experiencing in their lives of late we would simply get better at managing change better. So why aren’t we? Structural and organisational change often fails to understand and appreciate the psychology of change. Most adults hate change. Period.
In this session Colin James unpacks the psychological change cycle and, once understood, lets people and teams manage the whole process far more effectively.
This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination and has helped 1000’s understand the secret to making change easier.
What you will learn;
- How to manage change with style and grace
- How to support and manage a team through a change process superbly
- What has stopped you achieving your goals in the past and how to ensure this does not happen again.
Good leaders create good followers and good followers create good leaders. Sounds kind of obvious right? Leadership is theoretically easy. That's why there are tens of thousands of books on the subject. Of course it's more complex than reading a book or article.
What constitutes excellent leadership?
Does the answer lie in focusing on "Followership"? Followership challenges both Leaders in organizations (how to be a better leader) and employees (how to be a better 'follower').
Colin James has been studying, exploring and researching the nature of Leadership and Followership for 3 decades. He draws upon a host of stories, references, humour and his unique graphic presentation ability to hold audiences fully engaged and enthralled. Above all it’s practical.
This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination. This is what you will learn:
What makes an excellent follower?
- The 3 key reasons Followers follow and the 3 reasons they will stop
- How to build authentic leaders that compel followership
- How this knowledge can transform people and cultures
Lizard Management Strategies
The number one cause of workplace disruption, conflict, disengagement and low productivity is stress and anxiety. The ability to manage stress and handle anxiety is a skill. Now here is the fact that confronts many: the workplace does not cause stress and anxiety. How can we say this? Because, in any workplace, not everyone is stressed or anxious. Different people in the same context respond differently and, to keep it simple, respond either productively or negatively. What’s the difference?
Productive people who manage challenging environments well, who have what looks like natural confidence, who flourish in perceived adversity have well developed Lizard Management Strategies.
This is a deeply powerful idea that Colin James has been developing for 20 years. It leaves everyone who hears this keynote or completes this workshop able to handle stress and anxiety immediately in their lives – professionally and personally. This can be a catalyst for both a cultural shift and for personal effectiveness to skyrocket. LMS is a game changer.
Knowing what the Lizard is, and how it can managed, lives long in the minds of everyone hearing this powerful and life changing method. This session can be a keynote, a workshop or a combination. What you will learn;
- How to eliminate individual and group anxiety
- How to gain natural, effortless confidence in all contexts
- How to never sabotage yourself again
Chief Executive - Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia
Many thanks for your work on the 2013 Awards for Excellence – your material was witty, clever and the right tone for the awards.
What Your Purchases Say About You
There’s no doubt about it, with $32bn expected to be ringing through the tills by Christmas, we sure know how to buy!
Whether it’s gifts for loved ones, treats for the Christmas table, or something special for ourselves – why we buy what we buy is the billion dollar question retailers puzzle over each year.
Stop Your Mess Draining Your Dollars
As businesses, and as individuals, often we are so busy racing towards the BIG goals and changes that we forget the tiny tweaks that can dramatically increase the availability of time, and also money.
It's time to be EXTREME
The future of your business depends on just two abilities.
Firstly, being able to come up with excellent ideas to expand your business. Secondly to be good at implementing those ideas.
There are thousands of books and articles about the implementation part, but comparatively little about quality business idea generation.
Over the last 25 years I have made my living coming up with good business ideas and over time I developed a system that allowed me to do so quickly, efficiently and effectively.
Below is a quick ten step methodology that will allow you to speedily generate lots of different ideas for your company. Whether you'd like to conceive new income streams, fresh marketing concepts, breakthrough positioning strategies or novel product ideas, this system will get the job done.
The Problem With Coin
San Francisco startup Coin today announced its first product — a credit card-sized device that digitally stores up to eight credit, debit, gift, or membership cards, and lets you switch between them by pressing a circular button on its surface.
It works with conventional ATMs and payment terminals but all is not as smooth as it seems. Here, Banking innovator and founder of Moven Bank Brett King, looks at the potential pitfalls of this product & what it means for the future of banking.
The BIG Pivot!
In this insightful video, globally recognized sustainability expert Andrew Winston makes the case that the way companies operate today cannot keep up with the rate of change in our physical world.
New Year's Resolutions
Make 2014 Your Most Productive Year Yet!
The ONE Thing You Can Do Every Day
Laura Stack, MBA, is America's Premier Expert in Productivity™. For over 20 years, Laura has worked with business leaders to execute more efficiently, boost performance, and accelerate results in the workplace. Her company, The Productivity Pro, Inc., helps leaders turn strategy into performance and achieve maximum results in minimum time. Laura is the bestselling author of six books, with over 20 foreign editions, published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, including her newest work, Execution IS the Strategy (March 2014). Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of performance and workplace issues, Laura has been featured on the CBS Early Show, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Connect via her website, Facebook, or Twitter.
Bounce Forward Into 2014
On 11 September 2001 the world stood still — it was a crisis almost beyond imagining.
When the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the world was shocked.
As the second plane crashed into the towers and the world realised it was not an accident, the scale of the horror became apparent.
As far as crises go, September 11 was monumental and the images we saw on that terrible day will be seared into our memories forever.
And yet even that crisis created new opportunities.
Increase Your Emotional Equity!
It's that time of year again. The time of year when we, as busy professionals, are divided between countless roles on a daily basis – trying to do a million things at once.
Whether you are being a leader at a tough sales meeting or entertaining at the office Christmas party, it's important to pay attention to your emotions and how they are translating to your body language.
How to DOUBLE your business network!
We are at that time of year again when our social calendar goes through the roof!
Whether it's family gatherings, or office parties, we are all going to be taking part in an endless amount of conversations with new and interesting people.
How on earth will you survive?
Get the Message Pty Ltd
A million thank you's for Saturday night. I was told many times that James as our MC really set the scene.
He was highly professional, well organised and fun.
I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Last month we took Melbourne by storm with our DARE speaker showcase!!!
Where our team of thought leaders, disruptors & speaking rockstars debuted brand new content to 200 of our nearest & dearest.
We are thrilled to let you know that the feedback was out of this world.
And now, exclusive footage of each of the keynotes has been revealed on our site for you to enjoy with a cup of tea in hand!
Beat The 3pm Slump!
We all fear the 3pm slump, that time in the day when productivity nose dives and we mentally check out.
Whether you yourself are battling this feeling, or you notice that your team experiences a slump mid-afternoon, Dr Adam Fraser, in this exclusive preview of his e-video program, gives us the tools to fight the fatigue and get everything done by sunset!
Dealing with RED Travellers
How do you deal with "power personalities" in the travel industry?
You know the type: powerful, controlling and with big egos, these customers have the capacity to wreak havoc for you, your colleagues and other customers.
I want to talk to you about these troublesome situations in particular.
Making Better Travel Decisions with Big Data
The real issue with big data today is not defining what it is, but from a business perspective, knowing how to get value from it. Here's my take. Big data is not about big technology - it's just about making better decisions.
Don’t Sell the Destination, Sell the Traveller
The travel industry is like most industries in that it is incredibly inwardly focused in terms of sales, marketing and even in terms of its leadership and cultural development. Which is not to single the industry out for criticism, more to note that it shares a common problem faced by most business leaders.
So what does that look like and more importantly what does it mean?
Finding the Third Space Between Check-In & Touch Down
Travel can be a stressful process, for both your colleagues in the travel industry and also your consumer. Picture this, your customer has made it to the airport by the skin of their teeth thanks some cabby’s blatant disregard for the rules of the road and now somehow they’ve survived the briskest body search of their life through security.
Whilst this may paint a rather funny picture, it's not exactly conducive to bringing your A-game to that all-important meeting.
Head of communication - Randstad
I've only heard great things about your presentation at the breakfast – so thank you. Clients and staff all raved about you – how engaging, thought provoking and entertaining you were. You made the content come alive.
Head of Marketing, Google Philippines
It's tough to make talks in the Financial space exciting, and Scott delivered. I would highly recommend him for speaking engagements in the Finance/Banking industry.
Associate Vice President, Cognizant
We worked with Scott at Cognizant Community, our annual and unique customer engagement event, in both Australia and New Zealand. His presentations and knowledge displayed at various panels were highly appreciated by the audience. I would not hesitate to hire Scott again, as he clearly makes a difference.
Creating the collaborative retail experience
Brett King has unraveled the secrets of marketing to Gen M, the 'multi-tasking generation'.
Already a force to be reckoned with and driving unprecedented change in the banking industry, Brett knows how the psychology of buying is changing now that the digital natives have come of age.
This is a new generation. One that no longer needs or wants direct interaction with a brand - traditional marketing doesn't work and they are pathologically adverse to being marketed at.
It's no longer about storefront vs ecommerce, it's about more than having a Facebook page. To survive your business needs to understand how Gen M connect to the world around them and how they experience retail - and more importantly how the retail experience needs to become almost entirely disconnected from the traditional model of sales marketing.
In this disturbing and insightful piece for The Huffington Post, Brett King outlines the changes that are happening in a Gen M dominated retail world, and how you can get on board.
Retail's Three Buckets
What are the game-changers in your business? The three things that, if implemented now, would have the biggest impact in the shortest time?
These are your three buckets, the 20% of your business where you need to spend 80% of your time.
In this exclusive video for ODE, Laura Stack speaks to leaders in the retail industry about how to turn strategy into performance. She discusses spending time in the three buckets, focusing in the gaps, and training your replacement.
One simple trick to increased influence in retail
Chris Helder is one of the world's leading experts on influence - and how you can use it in day to day life to improve your business.
In this episode of Chris' Tools of Influence eVideo series, available via your ODE Management consultant, you'll learn an incredible technique perfect for managers and salespeople who need others to take action!
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!