I've written in the past about the excellent Gel Conference put on by Mark Hurst and his Good Experience Crew. It is, hands down, the most fun, edifying and different conference you will go to in any given year. About two years ago (wow, two years already?), I went to Gel for the second time and one of the speakers made such an impression on me that I have been speaking about this talk for -- basically -- 24 months.
This 20 minute talk by Marc Salem, the "Mentalist", was entertaining, mind-boggling and unbelievable, all at the same time. In much the same way it is difficult to describe the overall Gel Conference in a quick elevator pitch, it's also impossible to fully describe what Marc Salem can do.
Now, finally, I don't have to describe it anymore, because the kind folks at Gel (thanks, Mark!) have posted a video of the full 20 minute talk on their site. I know you see a ton of links to videos posted every day that are "must see", so you're thinking, "Yeah, yeah, whatever." Please, though, at least bookmark this one for later viewing. After all, would I have come out of blog retirement to post this, if I didn't think it was truly outstanding?
Check it out, and think about attending the upcoming Gel in the Spring. I still think it's better than 95.4% of all other conferences.