Saturday, July 30, 2016

Seeking your feedback

I'm interested to know which version audio you prefer for this Elevator Pitch (60 seconds) video?

A audio mixed sources the intention is for a warmer more natural tone:


B audio source lapel mic only for a crystal clear sound:

Why am I asking? Keith Flynn from Stress free AV offers recording these and is keen to know what people prefer. To find out more about what he offers go here

Thanking you!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Weekly Business Update - Elevator Speech - Old school or Cash machine?

In place of the weekly business update, I would like to share about what an Elevator Speech is.

Why? Because having a 60 seconds or less summary of:

  • Who you are 
  • What you do and 
  • Why 

Is Gold, Gold, Gold. Sadly many dismiss it or don't even know what it is.

Here are some resources where I define what an Elevator Speech is and outline a suggested structure (which is included at the end of this post):

The below radio interview with 101 Business Radio and Michael Worthington, we are discussing what an elevator speech is (1 min into the interview) and how to structure it (8 mins 50 secs into the interview):

This next video is of a live presentation where I again am explaining the structure of an Elevator Speech I recommend and I have included at the end of this blog:

Therefore here is what I recommend should be the structure of your elevator speech:

0 - 10 seconds
Name (First and Surname), title, Company name - include any explanations such as my title is Master Networker and I usually summarise what that means and what my business is too.

10 - 30 seconds
Niche - why you are different, what makes you stand out from the crowd. For example, at Out of the Box Biz we actively connect our members both in between events and during.

30 - 60 seconds
Case study of a client you have helped, describing how

Finally here is an example of a 60 second Elevator Speech video describing my business community, Out of the Box Biz:

I welcome any comments on your experiences with using the Elevator Speech concept to ignite curiosity about what you do in business.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Weekly Business Update - How to Define Your Ideal Client

This week has been a very full-on week in business and also personally as I had a family member pass away unexpectedly over the weekend. Therefore I had this video completed and edited but never shared to let you all know - apologies - so back on deck and here it is below.

I was inspired to share this topic How to Define Your Ideal Client because it is one of the top 5 topics I always cover with every mentoring client I work with. It is also something that all business professionals should define and review regularly. I also cover why bother with defining your Ideal Client too:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Blog post on US blog Ontraport - ' 5 Favourite Networking Tips from Master Networker Fleur Allen'

As a 2015 Ontraport Success Award winner part of my prize was to have a published blog post on teh global Ontraport website. I am delighted to be able to share this my 5 Favourite Networking Tips published by global business Ontraport. Read here:

In addition there is some footage from my interview recorded prior to accepting the award on stage throughout the following video. View here:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Weekly Business Update - We Are One

This is a weekly update different from the norm due to conversations I've had throughout the week and taking a few days off from my son connecting back to nature and those closest to me including myself:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Weekly Business Update - Got to Feel It

This week's Business Update - Got to Feel it -

This topic was inspired by a combination of:

  • Returning to my usual daily rituals and practices after a bout of illness
  • Modified my daily rituals and practices to suit me better
  • The practice of Instinctive Immersion I share in my property mentoring business - listen to how it is relevant in a business context.
  • Listening to a webinar by one of my mentors, Roger Hamilton and
  • Inspired after watching the Abundance Factor movie

The production quality this week isn't as good as it has been - apologies - I recorded this earlier on a winter's morning which changed the light considerably - will be better next week.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

5000+ Listeners to The Art of Face to Face Communication Interview

I was delighted to be informed yesterday that apparently this interview from 101 Business Radio has attracted 5000+ listeners so far - delighted to have the opportunity to share these views on what is a deep concern of mine - the Lost Art of Face to Face Communication and a motivating reason why I created my business, Out of the Box Biz.

Thank you if you've already listened to this interview and thank you if you are listening to it for the first time or again - in gratitude. Please share your views on this topic in the comments