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Motivational Public Speaker

Hiring Benedict as a public speaker, team builder and motivator for your conference, seminar or dinner.

Benedict Allen's audiences in recent years (at venues as diverse as Barcelona, Geneva, Nice, Paris, New Jersey and Marrakech) include; Deloittes, IBM, The Prudential Building Society, GlaxoSmithKline, The Halifax, M&G Investment, and The Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland, HSBC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Teva Pharmaceuticals, TransFin, The Association of Business Recovery, Nandos, Unum Provident, GLP Care, Proctor & Gamble, Investec, BT, Aon, Hampshire County Council, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and the Institute of Demolition Engineers.

In 2010-2011 corporate clients have included: Legal and General, The Oracle Health Services Foum, Gilbarco, Airwide Solutions, EDF, Foster Denovo, The National Housing Federation, The North West Shared Services Forum, Vodaphone, Helveta, CB Richard Ellis, IDIS, Hewlett-Packard, The UK Oracle User Group, Fujitsu, the Association of Women Travel Executives.


Recent testimonials:

' insightful, entertaining and brilliantly executed talk.' The Senior Director, Oracle Health Services Forum 2011

'Meaningful and positive, something to take away and think about...excellent; everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and it tied in nicely to the messages that we wanted to get across to our sales team.'
CMO, Airwide Solutions, 2011

''A captivating motivational talk; we received very encouraging feedback from both CBRE representatives and guests alike - all 120 copies of his book were snapped up...'
CEO, CB Richard Ellis, Paris Conference, 2010.

Other comments from around the world:

"The points you made on teamwork and the "power" of the individual, plus your enthusiasm, gave a perfect motivation and start to our conference." Chief Executive, Sericol Ltd., Madrid conference.

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Benedict Allen speaking recently.

"We were enthralled by Benedict's keynote presentation at our conference… Benedict scored by far the highest marks of all the presenters. He was described as "inspirational," "an excellent spirit lifter," and just "superb". UK Marketing Manager, Progress Software Ltd,, UK summit.

"Your amazing Amazon adventures kept our audience spellbound. Although I am sure most would find the prospect of such a journey daunting, they will never-the-less have taken on board your lesson on the ability of men and women to overcome extreme adversity and succeed in the end." IBM Ltd, south of France conference.

“Your speech was just what was needed at the end of a long day. Amusing and truly extraordinary! Everyone was recounting your stories afterwards. You have a very unusual – and special – life.” Global Leadership Summit 2006, LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL.


Benedict Allen has experience of surviving adversity across the remote world second to none. He uses his knowledge and experience as one of today's most prominent explorers to help others around the globe achieve their own personal targets and succeed in their own harsh environments back home.

David Attenborough and Benedict Allen
- - - - - - In conversation with Sir David Attenborough

Benedict's presentations show how over twenty years he has achieved his goals by remaining focused and utterly committed to his final objective, surviving adversity in the harshest of environments around the world. His extraordinary record of success demonstrates the importance of drawing upon the resources within and around us and also the value of teamwork - the Amazon jungle, just like the corporate world, is too big to fight alone.

Using his formidable experience of surviving against the odds, whether in creating an Arctic dog team from scratch at minus 45 degrees, crossing the 3,600 mile Amazon Basin without a map, or undergoing the world's harshest male initiation ceremony to become "a man as strong as a crocodile," Benedict gives a stunning demonstration of how we can succeed in our own jungles back home.

Talks might range from a light-hearted, after-dinner speech (such as given for Deutsche Bank clients in Frankfurt) to a keynote speech for an international conference (such as one to Intel, in Paris.) At a more informal level, his many talks might range from those at provincial theatres to those at travel shows. Here’s a full review from the Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show (2005):

“Best in show? The talk titled 'Near Death' by Benedict Allen, the explorer. He sported a pale blue shirt and beige trousers, the 'relaxed, crinkled' look. Launching straight in, without notes, he recounted anecdotes from his many expeditions. Stunning images of people, animals, scenery, claustrophobic and desolate by turn, flicked upon the screen. We lived with him being shot at, learning jungle skills from children, taking part in rituals, struggling with stubborn camels and making difficult decisions. Like having to eat his dog to stay alive. 'He was my friend' He added quietly. I wondered how desperate I'd have to be to eat mine and couldn't help a huge surge of sadness.

Scary, funny, sad shocking, exciting and much more. He, in his kind and easy manner, guided and supported us through a world of experience and emotion. At the end I couldn't work out why my eyes felt peculiar - dry, sort of. Then I realized. I hadn't blinked.”

For further details of how to hire Benedict Allen to speak at a conference, ask for a free CD-Rom, which includes clips from a recent conference speech, from:

Jo Sarsby
Jo Sarsby Personal Management Ltd
58 St Johns Road
Bristol BS8 2HG

Tel: 0117 927 9423

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