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Keep Calm and Call Great Expectation

Posted on June 18, 2018 in Organising an event

Hiring a professional speaker, trainer or entertainer for your corporate event can be a daunting task and it can often take a lot longer than you ever expected (when doing it alone). With Great Expectation's 15 years in the industry, we wanted to share why our clients choose to work with a speakers bureau for their events. 1. Knowledge Marg Booth, the owner of Great Expectation has over 15 years in the industry and with that comes a wealth of knowledge. Although you may find it easy to google the...More


A Humbling Announcement by lifeline

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Mental Health

In 2000, police officer Daryl Elliott Green was TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder while investigating a neighbourhood dispute. Despite receiving a 'Valour Award' and a 'Group Bravery Citation', Daryl suffered PTSD for years after the incident. Daryl also underwent more than a dozen surgeries, successfully waged a 10 year battle for criminal compensation, overcame one of his greatest fears (which he speaks about in the film below), was featured in an episode of Australian Story, earned a Master’s...More


Janine Shepherd The Defiant Human Spirit

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Janine Shepherd The Defiant Human Spirit

Never tell me never! Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. An Australian national champion skier in training for the upcoming Olympics, she was hit by a truck on a bike ride, suffering multiple life-threatening injuries.  Doctors warned her parents that, even if she lived, Janine would never walk again. After major spinal surgery, and five months immobilized in a hospital bed, Janine came home to heal. She faced a daunting recovery and an uncertain future.  Struggling...More


Planning an event for Men's Health Week?

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Mental Health

MEN'S HEALTH WEEK 11-17 JUNE 2018 During Men’s Health Week many workplaces and organisations are planning on hosting events to promote the health of men.  This year’s theme “MEN AND FAMILIES – MAKING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS” explores the different ways we support the health and well-being of men and the positive contributions men make. The focus is on healthy connections – explores what these can look like, and how men make and sustain, positive connections at...More


The age of the INTRAPRENEUR

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

We are entering the age of the INTRAPRENEUR – the employee who thinks and acts like an entrepreneur while working inside a large organisation. Three powerful and pervasive trends are creating a perfect storm giving rise to intrapreneurialism.  In this article, Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw discusses this new workplace trend. Firstly, every organisation is living with the innovation imperative -the pressing need to innovate in order to successfully negotiate the challenges of a VUCA (Volatile Uncertain...More


LinkedIn - So Much More than a Resume

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

LinkedIn has become the most powerful platform B2B (business to business) people have to demonstrate their experience and build authority in their area of expertise. In this article, Yvonne Adele expands upon her three-step philosophy to LinkedIn Success.  I've been on the platform for almost 14 years. It had become quite tiresome and gloomy by the time Microsoft purchased it. Their first few developments were a little clumsy and glitchy, but this past year has seen vast improvements leading...More


A Case And 3 Tips For Creativity

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

A Case And 3 Tips For Creativity

Written by: Mark Carter I’m deliberately avoiding the platitude ‘disruptive innovation’ or, ironically even more prosaic, ‘digital disruption’. The term disruptive technologies was created and coined by Clayton M. Christensen in the mid 90’s. Since then, like many things trendy, the terms either lost its way or become a blasé victim of its popular resonance with the masses. To highlight this, think about a couple of similes from the fairytale land of digital,...More


How Athlete Mentality Can Help You Thrive in the Workplace

Posted on March 5, 2018 in Keynote Speakers

How Athlete Mentality Can Help You Thrive in the Workplace

When I worked with sporting teams, we had a saying about players that had an exceptional work ethic. We called it 'Athlete Mentality'. In the circle of coaches that I worked with, it was a known remark, and although not clearly defined, when someone said "This kid's got an athlete mentality," the meaning was universally acknowledged. The other day I tried to explain it to a client, and it drew a blank expression. So here, I'm going to give you a sense of what it is and how you can apply it in the...More


Steve Moneghetti's Journey in the Commonwealth Games

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Steve Moneghetti\'s Journey in the Commonwealth Games

  I love the Commonwealth Games as it is where I ran my first marathon and it went pretty well with me bagging the Bronze medal. From there I followed up with a Silver and finally won Gold in Victoria, Canada in 1994. From those modest beginnings I have stayed involved with Commonwealth Games attending four, working as an athlete mentor in Manchester, being the Mayor of the Village at the Melbourne Games in 2006 and then as Chef de Mission in 2010, 2014, and at this year’s Games up on...More


Jana Pittman's Autobiography

Posted on February 8, 2018 in Hot Keynote Topics

Jana Pittman\'s Autobiography

  “Chasing goals is like building a fire, every day you add more kindle. ‘Till one day you light the match. Dream big and bold, make life an inferno.” Jana Pittman is an athlete, mum, author, speaker and a future doctor.  Jana’s autobiography tells her story of triumph, defeat, failure and success. She will take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs that helped shape her career and build her into who she is today. Jana has represented her country at three...More