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Stef du Plessis -- Mental Patterns

I did something like 60 to a hundred paintings live during the Mugg & Bean franchisee conference.


I was the visual facilitator at the event.


This means I was sitting at the side of the room with my tablet pc on an easel. The computer was attached to a video projector, beaming the contents of my screen onto a huge screen at the front.


My job was to capture the ideas and insights at the event. Popping them into a visual form so that people could recall them vividly after the event.


The main keynote speaker at the event was a motivational guru called Stef du Plessis. He's one of these dudes who gallivants around the world half the year delivering his personal stories to audiences who demand authenticity and sincerity.


Here's what he said about my visual facilitation after observing me in action from the back of the room, and after I made four pictures summing up his talk...


During the past 15 years I have been fortunate to speak at some of the world's most prestigious conventions, where I often get to experience other talent -- both in the form of fellow speakers, as well as those who support client conventions in any of a myriad of ways.


When it comes to making the most of delegate experience, Roy Blumenthal is right up there with the very best that I have ever seen.


His offering is, in my view, an essential part of any event where delegate retention of the message is important. His ability to grasp the core message of any speaker, and to then do a real-time translation into a dynamic and visually pleasing key-point summary -- for immediate distribution -- is remarkable.


Hire this man if you are serious about your delegates walking away with real take-home value.


-- Stef du Plessis

Founder: National Speakers Association of South Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professional Speakers


Thank you, Stef. This is one awesome testimonial.


This pic was made live while Stef was speaking. It was projected on a screen about twice his height. I was painting on my Toshiba Tecra M4 tablet pc, using ArtRage 2.5.

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Uploaded on March 14, 2008