Why choose Lis as your keynote speaker?
Lis is an experienced speaker, presenter and facilitator (see testimonials below). Her diverse professional (and personal) life has been dominated by her passion and commitment to understand, communicate and connect better with others, whatever their age, background or situation. This enables her to create a fun, learning environment in which her audiences feel safe to entertain the possibility of change, either to their perspective or to their circumstances.
Her speaking/presenting portfolio includes:
- Creator of The Vagina Dialogues and Talking Bollocks
- Radio Presenter for BBC Radio Berkshire, Kick fm (now the Breeze fm)
- TV presenter for cable station Thames Valley TV
- Keynote speaker at National Health Food Stores Annual Conference
- Keynote speaker at Bodytalk UK Annual Conference
- Speaker at Womens’ Development Group, Vodafone
- Numerous WI groups
- Athena Networking
- Former member of the Professional Speakers Association
Lis has a wealth of experience to draw from and can tailor her material to suit your meeting or conference needs. Whoever is in the audience, Lis’ aim is to inspire people (women in particular) to step out of their comfort zones on a regular basis.
“Top Tips from the Mountain Top” – Given that she earns her living as a speaker and a coach and was asking clients to open their minds to new possibilities, Lis decided that she had to ‘walk her talk’ and set herself some challenges which would stretch her, mentally and physically. So, at the age of 56, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and as a result, gained some priceless insights and learned some very valuable lessons (altitude sickness provided one of them!) She has subsequently been able to implement these throughout her life, not just in her business.
“From Mother to Managing Director in 16K nappy changes” – Lis has created a business around mothering – The Vagina Dialogues – and uses her knowledge, personal experience and transferable skills gained as a mother of four daughters (see pictorial evidence below!) to promote and grow that business. In this presentation, Lis shares her insights in a fun, thought-provoking way. Not just for mothers, it’s relevant to all women in business.
“When is a vagina not a vagina? When it’s a brand or product!” – Lis shares her experiences (often funny!) and insights gained on marketing and branding, as a result of the memorable titles of her events, Vagina Dialogues and Talking Bollocks.
Lis has led communication, media training and team-building workshops for many organisations including, most notably:
- Camelot Foundation
- The Burberry Group
- Millennium Trust
- National Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Women returning to the Workplace Workshops
- Workshops in Schools –Communication Skills and Radio Days
And finally… Lis takes what she does seriously – but not herself! Here’s a taste of a ‘key’ ingredient to Lis’ success (both as a speaker and in life) – her sense of fun and humour. Her philosophy has always been “You’re a long time dead – you may as well have fun whilst you’re here”. Enjoy and then put into practice!
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“She [Lis] comes as a wonderful package. Entertaining, compassionate, energetic and a true connector of people…”
“Lis Allen should be an item in every girl’s handbag”
“She’s a class act. World class, in fact”
Lis had our students gripped. She seemed to speak and connect to them all personally. Several students came to speak to me afterwards about how they felt inspired, encouraged and empowered about making their mark in the world. It was a real confidence boost to young people that often feel they don’t have a voice and can’t vote on things they care about and that affect them and their future.
Some of the really quiet students got up to speak, or put their hands up to say or suggest something – and were glad they did afterwards. Lis has a gentle, unassuming way that gives them confidence – and she is also funny, which relaxes everyone!
They loved the idea that you don’t always get things right. In fact, that’s important; that’s how you learn and become a better, more confident person.Nicola Chester
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No doubt due to living through the austerity of the Second World War, my former father-in-law was known to mend some items of broken crockery with araldite, and return said-damaged items back into domestic circulation! I used to hate eating off the mended plates, not...read more
And your response to my question? I’m guessing you’d ask me more questions. Commitment to what? Doesn’t it depend on the project? And who’s involved? YES. Absolutely! I’ve been a party to many conversations over the years, hearing other people described as very...read more