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Eventex 2017 Jury Yearbook: Jan-Jaap In Der Maur

Eventex 2017 Jury Yearbook: Jan-Jaap In Der Maur
Owner of Masters in Moderation

A dedicated dad, an experienced sailor and a poor, yet fanatic snowboarder … and in the time left: professional moderator.

I’m a firm believer that a carefully selected moderator-facilitator will make meetings more effective, more fun and definitely more worthwhile. My dream is to raise the standard of meetings worldwide, by providing them with the best moderators. My mission is to upgrade the moderator profession by training both professional and unexperienced moderators, offering personal coaching, in-company trainings and the very succesful workshop Mastering Moderation.

aka: Jay-Jay, since internationally Jan-Jaap is a hard name.Favourite line from a song:“I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me” - Eddie VedderThe title of a film about you:Question marks make the world a better place.Current project:There’s not one … there’s dozens. All of them involving meeting design, ROI and moderation.Name one thing that inspired you at an event you attended:Many years ago, a speech by sailer Steve Goss kept me on the edge of my seat … for 2,5 hours! And what keeps on inspiring me everytime, is when magic happens; when people become one and are fully engaged.Least favourite thing about events:Everything, when ill-designed and moderated badly.What event would you go back in time for?The most recent Tom Waits concert in Holland, that I missed  … and Eventex 2016 of course.One item you can’t live without?It’s not items, I can’t live without. It’s people.Perfection is…. being able to celebrate imperfection.Curiosity is…  asking ‘why’ for the rest of my life.If I had a nickel…  I would spend it on an ice cream.Walking a straight line… is so boring.VR or RV? RV ofcourse!Brain teaser or no-brainer?  Can’t we have both?Frontstage or backstage?  There is no frontstage or backstage, there is just ‘being'.Describe the Eventex experience in 1 word:  Is ‘warmandopenatmosphere’ one word?What question do you wish we’d asked?Who should rule the world?The naïve dreamers.

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