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Limit Yourself in Order to Create Unlimited Ideas

Posted on September 12, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Lifestyle Speaker Nils VeskAt some point in the innovation process, it pays to limit yourself. As poet T.S. Eliot said, “When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to the utmost—and will produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom the work is likely to sprawl.” Working with existing restrictions or imposing new restrictions can lead to the most creative leaps of all. Yes, it’s true that even though limitations can sometimes prevent us from...More


Why We Need to Change How We Do Change

Posted on July 23, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Change Management Speaker Kieran Flanagan.Perhaps the most common response I get when I talk to people about how their organisational cultures are tracking is, “They’re a bit change fatigued.” You may even be feeling a little of this yourself. One of the root causes of this fatigue is not necessarily that the change in question isn’t positive, or that the underlying rationale for change isn’t understood or even considered critical to the team’s success. Rather,...More


Why Trust Matters for Organisations

Posted on July 17, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Business Skills Speaker Jane Anderson.In 2016, the Thunder River Rapids ride at the amusement park Dreamworld, in Queensland, experienced a mechanical failure that resulted in the deaths of four people. Forty-eight hours later, the board for Ardent Leisure (the owners of Dreamworld) held its Annual General Meeting as if nothing had happened. The CFO was forced to defend the bonus payment of $843,000 to CEO Deborah Thomas, promising to hold a memorial for the victims and “donate...More


4 Tips to Save You Time

Posted on July 17, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Business Skills Speaker Debbie Mayo-Smith.1. Google Search Trick Easily filter out results from the past or an incorrect timespan. Here's how: Type whatever you're looking for into Google's search field on either your computer or mobile, followed by the time frame for results you want to see. For example, if you wanted to find tips on using your smartphone contacts you would put "top tips smartphone contacts after:2019-02-02 " - this would show you results appearing after the 2nd of...More


ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough

Posted on July 17, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Innovative Speaker Lynne Cazaly. It’s natural to want to do well - at work, in study, in life, to do our best.  But what happens when striving for the best becomes something more ... the pursuit of perfection?  Perfectionism is on the rise and it has dire consequences for how we think and feel about ourselves and others, how we think, live, and work. Perfectionism has been seen to cause over-thinking, over-working, burnout, sleeplessness, and mental health problems like depression...More


A Voice from the Heart

Posted on March 28, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Liza Pavlakos, Motivational Keynote Speaker If you met me today, you would see a professional and successful businesswoman, but once my life was far removed from that. As a teenager, I became homeless after escaping from sexual abuse, only to become a victim of such intense domestic violence I needed to have the right side of my face reconstructed.  Believing I was finally free of violence, I was abducted, raped and almost murdered. After being rescued, I fell into depression, suicide attempts...More


Why we all need more art and creativity in our lives

Posted on March 28, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

By Dr Rebecca Huntley, Keynote Speaker Over the last couple of weeks, I've had the pleasure of travelling around the country talking to people living with disability as part of a nation-wide consultation on disability and the arts. Some of these people have been professional artists, some not. The discussion has been wideranging: How easy is it to access the arts if you have a hearing impairment or autism? What are the various organisations out there supporting people with disability to make art?...More


Teaching for Tomorrow

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

How to equip today’s students for the future Michael McQueen is a 6-time bestselling author, trends forecaster and keynote speaker. His upcoming book and keynote topic “Teaching for Tomorrow” explores the key societal changes that will shape the future world of today’s students and outlines a game plan for transforming education to ensure it is future-fit. Michael believes students in classrooms today, will enter a world very different to the one their teachers and parents...More


Rising to command

Posted on January 30, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

Kate recently retired from the Royal Australian Navy after 17 years of service, and has started a new career as an Air Accident Investigator.  She is also a keynote speaker who is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with others. Kate inspires and motivates audiences to overcome challenges, and achieve their goals.  I have never had a 9 to 5 office job. I have never worked in the private sector. I can’t tell you how to run a successful sales, marketing or finance department. But...More


Big dreams, and high hopes

Posted on January 25, 2019 in Hot Keynote Topics

We all have big dreams and high hopes with the start of a new year. During years of coaching, speaking and running businesses with dozens of staff, I have observed most people struggle to make the changes they desire in their lives, because they have cluttered lives. They appear to have no time available for their dreams, values, health, relationships and goals. Us humans in the west, have no trouble filling our  time, and we struggle to make the time. We hold onto old albums, boxes, trophies,...More