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Keynote Speaking

A few words to describe Alvin Lee’s style of keynote speaking.


Using his true life success story as his main feature, he walks the audience through his journey, as if they were there in the story.  Very quickly, one begins to feel that the value of this simple journey has strong parallel in terms of learning and relating to the audience current challenges.

The inspiration comes from his child-like simplicity of relating the story to the important stuff that matters in our lives.


A strong believer of being true and real, Alvin’s talks are always refreshing in terms of viewpoints; sometimes against conventional wisdom, other times, simply down-to-earth in-the-face way of expression.  Most times, Alvin is only too happy to share his failures, weakness and vulnerability, so as to show how one can turn it into our greatest assets.

This authenticity comes from his spontaneity and empathy when relating with the audience.

Call To Action

“No amount of knowledge, data and information will mean anything unless one applies it to our daily lives.”  This is the mantra of all his talks and other programs.  It is not good enough just to laugh, cry, be inspired, etc, unless there is call to action.

The Call to Action comes from intimate knowledge of the audience industry and current challenges coupled with through a series of simple practical tips and relevant ideas that can be easily applied.

Alvin Lee’s Castles Can Fly story

Keynote-DreamcastleIt is a story about a simple man and his simple dream; yet there is something very magical about this incredible journey of perseverance and passion.

His story is understood by everyone and everywhere and he reaches people of divergent origin, generation, education and nationality.  In his many regional talks, it is not uncommon for the audience to feel that this story bears striking resemblance to the boy, Santiago in the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.

In 1993, when Alvin Lee was the general manager of a consumer electronics factory, he and his family invented, and went on to patent, the construction set to build a better sandcastle. His dream is that children around the world can build a better sandcastle with minimum effort.

In 1998, this family hobby project ended up in the world largest toy fair, the New York Toy Fair and won the major toy award, OPPENHEIM TOY PORTFOLIO, THE Oscar award equivalent in the toy industry.

It was featured in MSNBC’S TODAY SHOW, ABC, “A STROKE OF GENIUS” TALKING POINT and many other major news programs.

But what started out as a simple dream turns out into a discovery of the treasures found within.

Through his speeches and book “Castles Can Fly”, the sandcastle story is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

A firm believer in the magic of the childlike innocence, he connects to audience regardless of their struggles, their hardship and their challenges, and brings about a strong dosage of optimism and light-heartedness.

Through his book and speeches, “Castles Can Fly”, his main essence is to encourage all to create a world where our dreams do come true.  Through his against-the-grain wit and self-effacing humour, he skillfully cuts across corporate polite-ness to address the universal point: “What does it take to bring out the excitement and vigour in all our lives?”

Alvin Lee provided his popular “Castles Can Fly“ outdoor teambuilding programs for many leading MNC in the region.

Alvin Lee received his MBA education from Brunel/Henley (UK) program and Industrial Engineering degree from University of Newcastle , Australia.

He now owns Beautiful Minds, a corporate training and consultancy company with emphasis on practical implementation rather than fixed “dogma”.

  • Lessons from the sands
  • A practical hands-on workshop that translates current corporate management challenges into simple scalable session for all staff, using the process of building sandcastles.
  • A light-hearted yet intensive session to re-discover our “child-like” innocence, again.
  • Mdrt 2011 Keynote Speaker
  • Prudential Singapore Senior Achiever Summit 2013
  • Finexis Final Sprint 2015
  • Prudential Malaysia 6 Cities Ceo Tour 2011
  • India Cio Award Keynote Speaker 2011
  • Sunlife Phillipines Award Keynote Speaker 2011
  • Great Eastern Malaysia Awards 2011
  • Changi Hospital Innovation Award 2012
  • Inspirational speeches
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Start-up business
  • Motivating staff
  • Leadership
  • Management



Alvin Lee, Singapore-based motivational speaker, is beloved by the Insurance Industry. Alvin has been actively speaking in the financial consultant industry since 2005 and he has inspired the colleagues of AIA, Great Eastern, Prudential, Great Eastern, Sunlife, etc., and also at MDRT Conference.

Alvin took his Sandcastle story and continues to add a lot more content, highlights more relevant points and inspires senior Master Level people, as well as mid term people.

“A lot of people after my prudential talk came up to me and said they heard me for the 4th or 5th time, yet they are really enjoying the story again and again.” said Alvin.

With this new content and a new surge of energy, Alvin is now creating an additional series of different keynote speeches, especially for:
  • High performance results driven Sales people, e.g, much like the Master level prudential agents
  • Leadership forum that is looking for inspirational content to lead its own people
  • Management forum on the essence of building anything


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