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Live Mapping Service

What if you could improve your online meetings, zoom calls, round tables, brainstorm sessions, strategy meetings, sales meetings and online events?

  • How do you get participants engaged?
  • Would it be possible to increase the ROI of an online session?
  • Does anyone actually read minutes that are sent days later?
  • Can one create buy-in of attendees to do their actions?

Imagine your sessions are supported with Live Mapping Service by Alexis van Dam.

Alexis makes a mind map of your session which you will receive after the session. Clearly structured and to the point with actions (if this is required). It is also possible to do a live on-screen mind map for a brainstorm session. Or use the mind map on screen as a recap after discussion 10-15 minutes about a topic.

Live Mapping Service


What is Mind Mapping?

The information age causes an overload of media that reach us daily. Every day we have to make decisions based on using that info. As Clay Shirky says: “it is not information overload, it is filter failure!” Tony Buzan, the originator of mind mapping, developed a note-taking, memory and reading technique based on how the brain functions. Two important drivers are association and imagination. This organic and radiant way of structuring information uses hierarchy (main and subtopics along branches), colours, images, icons, relationships and links to sources. Information is noted in main and subtopics that makes it possible to filter.

Confucius quote

Yes I want to know more

The state and ROI of business events

Important before you start planning an event and determining the ROI, is to take your target group or audience into account.

Do you know what the attention span is of your audience’s brain? A TED talk has a maximum of 18 minutes. That’s the average amount of time a professional can focus on a presentation.

So, why bother to give a presentation of 60 minutes? The effectiveness rapidly declines as the audience’s attention drifts away.

An even more horrifying statistic: the average human has a shorter attention span than a goldfish!

live mapping events

Yes I want to know more

Why we go to events?

mindmeeting-book-ebookBased on the book Into the heart of meetings, attendees go to events to:

  1. learn something
  2. network
  3. get motivated
  4. make decisions
  5. get guided
  6. be part of a tradition

How to apply knowledge?

What is the best way to apply knowledge taken from events? At (hybrid/ online) events and congresses and meetings a lot of information is orally shared.

  1. Often presenters have a slide-deck that is shared afterwards via email or LinkedIn’s Slideshare.
    But how many attendees do really flip through all the slides to find that great tip/ idea?
  2. You can make notes on your tablet or smartphone.
    But how many attendees really make quality notes? Or better yet, how often do you look back in your notes?
  3. But, I can see a video recording of the talk via a login on Youtube or Vimeo.
    Ok, are you really going to watch the talk again; forty minutes or so?


Visualizing events by live mapping

Over the past 9 years, I have been facilitating at a range of events as Live Mapper and Moderator; which has led to my live mapping service. A live mind mapper is a facilitator who makes a live mind map on screen for the audience to follow or off-screen to present after the presentation. One of the most important skills of a live mind mapper is active listening. Continuously listing and structuring information into keywords and hierarchically noting them down.

“I have come across Alexis van Dam, a senior live mapper facilitator. For the Digital Marketing Summit Asia 2016, Alexis has made 25 condensed digital mind maps of all the online talks. These maps provide an excellent, visual and condensed overview of the 45 minutes talks. It helped the audience understand the topics discussed in the videos since people’s attention span can unfortunately not hold 45 minutes. It is a real added value for an (online) event to harvest the knowledge and make it possible to share. It really improves the ROI of your event.”
Sharon Neo, program manager DM Asia 2016.



Features Live Mapping Service on-screen vs off-screen

On-screen Live Mapping

On-screen live mapping helps the audience to follow the presentation and stick to the core points of the story. You will need at least to screens and a beamer. You can also create a live mapping stream online. On-screen live mind mapping is perfect to facilitate group brainstorm sessions, strategy sessions, meetings with actions, project kick-offs and Q&A’s.

Off-screen Live Mapping

Off-screen mapping is used to note important info from a presentation or session and is shared afterwards. This ‘summary mind map‘ can be used as a reference to apply knowledge into practice. A mind map is more condensed than a lengthy video or a slide deck. Often it fits on your screen or paper. It helps to quickly determine if the contents are of interest and zoom in on the slides that are particularly interesting.


Live Mapping at events?

  • Improve ROI at your event for attendees (condensed handout with insights)
  • Collect ideas from attendees
  • Work together with attendees to a shared idea, opinion, vision or strategy
  • Attendees interactively participate and create knowledge together
  • Harvest important information and present it in a brain-friendly condensed format

Harvest knowledge and facilitate interaction


Live Mapping at an in-company session?

  • Speed up your meeting by live minutes making (visible to attendees)
  • Define meeting actions through the input of attendees (deadlines and resources
  • Collaboratively work towards a clear and shared strategy wherein everyone is (and feels) heard
  • Brainstorm together (also online) and make it actionable
  • Defines projects together, create tasks and monitor progress

Actionable ideas or strategy for your company

Learn Mind Mapping

Want to become more effective and save 4 hours a week?

  • Do you want a good overview of your work?
  • Do you want to prioritize your tasks and projects and keep track of them?
  • Do you want to save 4 hours a week?
  • You want to be able to facilitate a meeting or brainstorm yourself?
  • Do you want to learn about mind mapping to get more work done?

Please enrol for my free quick course mind mapping

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Contact me

Fill in the form below or WhatsApp/call me at +6581593461


Please see some of my latest facilitations:

Mind map Social Business Strategy
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Mind Map Marketing 2020 Steven van Beleghem
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Mind Map Geopolitics
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Visual Facilitation FSN Congres
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Data Driven Marketing Symposium
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2 Day facilitation at Metropolitan Agriculture Summit
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Live Mind Mapping Infographics Congres 2014
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Live Mind Mapping @ TEDx Events
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Live Mind Mapping @ Event Managers Association NL
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Digital Marketing Summit Asia 2016 Mind Maps
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