ABOUT US

We take up the challenge of designing plots for stage performers. We develop the technical mechanics for your performance and provide presentation and communication coaching. Our expertise comes from an exceptional fusion of creativity, theoretical planning and experience in technical realisation.

Many international performers entrust us with their ideas, demands and vision. Whether we are asked to develop entire stage shows or only a single technical task, our clients appreciate our holistic work and drive for perfection. An extraordinary combination of know-how and skills is our biggest strength and together they make our services exceptional.

TEAM

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Rainer Mees
PARA-Q Creative Consulting
Thomas Heine
PARA-Q Creative Consulting
Rainer Mees is a technical engineer, creative mind and stage performer all rolled into one. He combines extensive technical knowledge and practical experience in realising dreams on stage. For this purpose he draws upon a broad range of mechanical techniques and electronic hardware, combining them with an understanding the practical needs of the stage performer. Thomas Heine is Director of Studies with academic degrees in biology, psychology and philosophy. He is responsible for research, strategic thinking and planning, creative effect and plot design. His literacy and practical experience in coaching, consulting and counselling lay the groundwork for the creative work of the Para-Q team.

Research, creative design, technical development and physical realisation of conceptual ideas go hand-in-hand in the Para-Q team. Our individual competencies, capabilities and skills are complementary in both our experience and personalities. We work as a team as our collaboration provides much more than the sum of our individual capabilities.

In addition, we regularly draw upon our highly developed worldwide network of contacts for our client’s benefit. If there are solutions to your demands we’ll find them! We rise to any challenge!

 

SERVICES

PERFORMER SERVICES

Para-Q offers a wide range of services for the stage performer.
Which of our portfolio of services is most appropriate for your needs?

CORPORATE SERVICES

We develop communication strategies to help you better approach your customers and to improve the overall impression and standing of your products.
Our coaching will help create the essential prerequisites of enhanced success for your business.

Every performer appearing in public has to act according to predefined standards if they intend to be successful. It doesn’t matter whether they are a stage performer, offer a service or create physical products.

Let us help you clearly define your audiences, clients or customers. We will help identify their expectations — and what don’t they expect! We can show you how to approach your audiences, clients or customers and how to bias them towards you in order for you to appear more convincing in presentation and performance.

We will work with you to develop these concepts and bring clarity and practical answers in all these areas. We can help you to implement these concepts so that you can see the results of our work and be able to apply them to your creations and presentations immediately.

We can further help you to define your target group and show you how to approach them without any unnecessary detours, fulfilling your audience’s expectations in a way that is both convincing and honest.

Performer Services

You have already worked out your show’s concepts, routines and effects but you feel that for some reason they don’t work together as strongly as you had hoped.  Perhaps you feel that the individual parts could be tweaked for increased presentational impact.  We can take care of this for you.  We will analyse your work and help you to develop and optimize the effects, adjusting them to your individual requirements.

 

PLOT DESIGN

Your effects and routines are fine but your show seems to be missing a congruent linking theme throughout.  You feel that it needs a consistent plot or story to act as a thread for the whole performance.  We can help by examining the background and context of your show and creating or enhancing the frame which surrounds it.  This frame will enable you to seamlessly integrate your personality and approach into a congruent whole.

 

PRESENTATIONAL COACHING

If you know your effects, routines and plot are fine then perhaps you feel that your audience somehow doesn’t quite ‘get’ what you want to convey.  Perhaps you feel that you could improve the way you get your message across.  We can counsel you with regard to that message and the overall impression the audience gets from the performance.  We can advise on matters ranging from ‘impact of theme’ to ‘sustainability of visual performance’.

TECHNICAL EFFECT DEVELOPMENT

Perhaps you have an idea for an effect or routine but struggle with its physical realisation. Maybe you need to adapt an existing method to suit your specific requirements. Or perhaps you need a reliable technical solution for something entirely new.  We can help by developing technical solutions for specific tasks and effects and can also modify existing methods so that they work better (or properly) under your particular performance conditions.  We can also provide you with a range of physical options for your performance, from the purely mechanical to the electronic, and all tailored to your individual needs.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Even if you think your products and services are great, it might be that you feel that you don’t strike the right chord when approaching your potential customers.  Perhaps you think your sales or your client and customer satisfaction don’t really reflect the quality of your products and effort.  We can help you to identify the various needs of your target audiences and the best ways of working with them.  We advise on how you can build confidence with your clients and how to build trusting, sustainable and profitable relationships with them.

SUGGESTION & INFLUENCE

Do your products and services really resonate with your clients and customers? Do they capture your audience’s imagination?  Perhaps your goals need to be conveyed more memorably – maybe even on a subliminal or subconscious level.  We can give you the methods to make this happen.  We can provide you with the techniques to convey your ideas effectively and to hook your clients during a sales pitch in a mood of mutual trust, confidence and with the aim of lasting customer loyalty.

Corporate Services

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Even if you think your products and services are great, it might be that you feel that you don’t strike the right chord when approaching your potential customers.  Perhaps you think your sales or your client and customer satisfaction don’t really reflect the quality of your products and effort.  We can help you to identify the various needs of your target audiences and the best ways of working with them.  We advise on how you can build confidence with your clients and how to build trusting, sustainable and profitable relationships with them.

SUGGESTION & INFLUENCE

Do your products and services really resonate with your clients and customers? Do they capture your audience’s imagination?  Perhaps your goals need to be conveyed more memorably – maybe even on a subliminal or subconscious level.  We can give you the methods to make this happen.  We can provide you with the techniques to convey your ideas effectively and to hook your clients during a sales pitch in a mood of mutual trust, confidence and with the aim of lasting customer loyalty.

 

Lectures & Workshops

BY PARA-Q

MAGIC & MENTALISM

We separate magic from mentalism in terms of both presentation and effect.  We outline the differences between the two kinds of performance with regard to their goals and aims, their structural characteristics and their impact on the audience.  We explain and demonstrate what separates a mentalist from a magician and illustrate this with several memorable examples.

 

READINGS

Readings are attracting increasing interest in the mentalism community – less as genuine psychic demonstrations and more as ‘empathic’ or ‘mentalism readings’ which add a layer of individual meaning and significance for the participants in the performance.  We will teach you how apply a layer of readings to your performance so that you can provide readings in a serious and confident way.  We teach you techniques to enable you to genuinely read people and methods that you can use to develop appropriate statements to deliver.

 

HYPNOSIS

Hypnosis can be performed either as a stand-alone piece – genuine hypnosis for entertainment purposes – or as something which can be applied to a mentalism performance in order to provide presentational justification for the working of a routine.  Either way you will learn how to genuinely demonstrate hypnosis with the attitude, patter and confidence that it requires.  You’ll not only learn the techniques it takes to genuinely hypnotize anyone anywhere but also the care, thoroughness and restraint that should underlie all hypnosis performances.

THOUGHTS ON HECKLING

We can also provide thoughts, experiences, insights and advice on managing heckling in mentalism and magic performances.  This is hard-won advice that will open your eyes – and before you fall flat on your face!  If you have ever found yourself being heckled we’ll help you to understand the possible reasons behind it in order to stop it from happening again.  We will give you methods of preparation and systematic avoidance strategies based on years of practical experience.  This is fully underpinned by academic research and key techniques from certified training programs in guidance, counselling, coaching and mediation.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Even if you think your products and services are great, it might be that you feel that you don’t strike the right chord when approaching your potential customers.  Perhaps you think your sales or your client and customer satisfaction don’t really reflect the quality of your products and effort.  We can help you to identify the various needs of your target audiences and the best ways of working with them.  We advise on how you can build confidence with your clients and how to build trusting, sustainable and profitable relationships with them.

SENSE AND MEANING

Far too often we see mentalism performances that are characterized by an inappropriate demonstration of arbitrariness or ‘whateverism’.  From our point of view there are far too many meaningless effects and presentations out there.  They barely scratch the surface of the audiences’ minds, when in fact those minds should be explored to their innermost depths – or at least the performance should appear to do so.  We’ll analyse the characteristics of meaningfulness and raise important questions of what actually concerns people.  Finally, we’ll provide you with ways to identify and apply meaningfulness and emotional impact to your work.

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CONTACT

Para-Q Creative Consulting
Thomas Heine and Rainer Mees GbR

Postal address:
Matterhornstr. 82, D – 14129 Berlin

Email:
contact@para-q.com

Phone: + 49 / 15 25 – 361 03 07

Support, pictures and artworks by the amazing Sebastian Konopix:  http://www.imagicians.de/

The Impressions Reading System – Belgium Lecture

Specially designed for mentalists, hypnotists and stage performers

Two-day exclusive workshop in Aarschot/Belgium – September 03-04, 2016
Hypnose-Centrum Belgium, Nieuwlandlaan 150, 3200 Aarschot/Belgium

(Register straight away by clicking here!)


So, what is it all about?

_SKI5237Actually we are not talking about fake readings in the sense of providing universal statements only, like Barnum-/Forer statements. We are talking about reading people for real. This is actually based on what we realize facing the person in question and what we intuitively ‘sense’ based on our life experience. And to be perfectly clear even now: there nothing esoteric, extrasensory or supernatural in our approach … and no sham or mumbo jumbo as well.

We’re teaching genuine and honest down-to-earth methods and techniques, most of them originally developed by ourselves and in relevant parts based on the work of Dr Les P Cross.

We will cover the following topics:

  • The basic idea of genuine readings
  • Differences between psychic, empathic and mentalism readings, their overlaps and your personal approach to any of them
  • The positioning of the reader
  • Your counterpart as an individual person in its social and situative circumstances
  • The ‘Knowing, Exploring, Telling’ principle

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  • ‘Knowing’ of structures, metaphors and aid techniques
  • ‘Exploring’ as genuine cold/hot/silent reading
  • ‘Telling’ in the sense of the actual talk to your counterpart – how to start, how to proceed and develop and how to finish a reading
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  • The final ‘message’ of a reading
  • Intuition as the mediator between your knowledge (Knowing) and your situative observations (Exploring) on one side and your actual talk (Telling) on the other

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So you see that there is a broad range of topics to be covered. And we didn’t talk about practical exercises yet! Our promise is this: In the end each participant will be able to provide a genuine, personal/individual reading to any person he is facing … on the fly!

Here is another point that we like to emphasize in advance: the methods and techniques we prefer get along without the need of memorizing mile-long lists of whatever. And our point is not that we shy away from learning in principle. But when it comes to readings we strongly believe that literally rote learning triggers literally reciting! And a literally recited quote is always non-personal, non-individual and non-actual – all things that expose a NON-genuine reading from our point of view!

So you will NOT learn a collection of pre-arranged statements but structures that let you develop a personal and individual reading based on your counterpart on the fly. We promise you less memorization but more understanding of the human nature and methods to utilize this understanding in an actual reading!

The Para-Q Impressions Reading System is as practical as it is convertible and versatile. It gives you the tools to detect your clients’ individual personality patterns and to discover their inner landscape. It provides methods to trigger your intuition, to understand what makes them ‘tick’ and finally to reveal their mindsets.

 

See them!
Feel them!
Tell them!

The Para-Q Impressions Reading System – register now!