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The visual resume of Leon du Plessis

  1. 1. The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 1
  2. 2. Education • Matriculated at Diamantveld High School (Kimberley) in 1993 • Provincial colors for Triathlon in 1992 • Volunteer work Ambulance and Emergency Services, Metro Rescue Diving UnitThe Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 2
  3. 3. Education • Graduated with a Masters Degree in Homeopathy from the then Technikon Witwatersrand, now University of Johannesburg in 2001 • Dissertation “The efficacy of house dust mite 30ch in ameliorating the symptoms of dust allergy” ( Pages%20from%20Desitations.pdf?sequence=1) • Student Representative for School of Homoeopathy at Professional Association and Board Level.The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 3
  4. 4. Education • Executive Development Program University of Stellenbosch 2007 • Various Short courses from DaimlerChrysler in Sales, Marketing, Coaching and Management. • Mentored sales executives on Cadet Sales Program • Competed in Mitsubishi Spirit of Africa • Completed Mercedes Benz Dynamic Driving Course on several occasionsThe Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 4
  5. 5. Education • Various short courses in Acupuncture, Educational Kinesiology, Brain organizational profiles and Homoeopathy. • Attended Dr. Rajesh Shah’s training course in India in 1999The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 5
  6. 6. Professional Details • Registered Homoeopath with the AHPCSA • Held dual registration but gave up registration as acupuncturist The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 6
  7. 7. Career History • Laboratory assistant: Homoeopharmaceutics - Wits Technikon, 2000 • Lecturer: Homoeopharmaceutics - Wits Technikon, 2001- 2002 The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 7
  8. 8. Career History• Homoeopath in Private Practice, 2001-2005• Main practice in Kimberley, operated satellite practices in Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp • Monthly clinics in Vryburg and Mafikeng The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 8
  9. 9. Career History • Sales Manager: Gariep Motors, Kimberley 2005 – 2009 • Pre-owned Sales Manager • Commercial Vehicles Sales Manager: Mercedes Benz, Fuso, Freightliner The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 9
  10. 10. Career History • Operational Manager: Transport Resource Management, 2009 – Present• We collect trip log data for whole of the Eastern Cape Provisional Government Fleet • Use the data to assist in the management of fleet: replacement of vehicles, risk analysis, billing, maintenance of vehicles etc. • Responsible for the maintenance of the IT system (software and hardware), back office support, management of call centre staff, preparing monthly reports and bills for the user departments, day to day running of the business The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 10
  11. 11. Career History (I love the internet) • I Blog @ about weight loss, nutrition, health and exercise • I have a passion for the internet and social media marketing • You tube channels: drleonduplessis, bowhunterafrika and marketinghacker • I tweet @ drleonduplessis • You can find me @ or • I share my presentations @ • I love the opportunities the internet provide for spreading information, educating, learning, personal growth and development, sharing ideas, marketing, connecting, building communities and tribes• The ability to broadcast yourself or your company at low cost at great speed, and the increasing opportunities this bring especially with the expansion in mobile internet searches and increasing number of tablet users. Rapid video blogging utilizing iPhoneography is a new interest of mine. The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 11
  12. 12. Personality Profile (Thomas International)Descriptive words: • Highly Results Orientated• Compelling • A go-getter who is firm and• Vigorous fast-paced in his approach• Competitive • Will eagerly venture into unfamiliar territory or• Amiable operations• Self-confident • A decisive and forceful self• Fast-paced starter• Adventurous • A good communicator • Very Energetic • Prefers work which involves travel The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 12
  13. 13. Passions • Technology and the internet • Marketing especially internet and social media • Walking barefoot, being outside in nature• Our environment and the people and animals that live and interact in it • Life long learning and personal development • Travel, exploration meeting new people (connecting and networking) seeing new places • Health, wellness, nutrition (especially paleo, primal ancestral diet) and exercise (movnat and kettle bells-Pavel) • Cars and Harley Davidson Motorcycles • Bow hunting • Scuba Diving • Yoga • iPhoneography The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 13
  14. 14. Skills and expertise• Strong background in sales and marketing• Research experience from university (studying, dissertation, lecturing and assisting students with research projects) and sales and marketing research (planning and executing marketing plans for vehicle sales) Love searching the internet for new places, latests trends and technology (Google is my friend)• Excellent networking, interpersonal skills and good communicator (dealt with people my whole working life on one on one or group basis, success in sales and building practice based on networking skills)• Negotiation skills (Commercial and pre-owned vehicle sales involve constant negotiation with customers, other dealers and suppliers)• Able to work independently and under pressure of deadlines and targets (Self starter use to working by myelf and for myself, huge pressure in vehicle sales to meet targets and deadlines)• Firm grasp of technology and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google +, YouTube, building WordPress blogs, Google Adwords, iPhoneography) (see my work on the internet)• Passion for educating, learning, informing, entertaining and spreading new ideas• Strong organizational skills The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 14
  15. 15. Skills and expertise that don’t fit……• PADI Rescue diver• Professional Hunter – worked as a Camp Manager for Fort Richmond Safaris in 2005, assisted in guiding safari clients on hunting and photographic safaris in South Africa and Neighboring countries• Completed various courses in Timber Frame building, passionate about the environment and more eco friendly sustainable building and living methods The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 15
  16. 16. What an employer/client can expect • Strong technical knowledge and ability to influence at the highest level • Advanced skills in identifying and implementing sales/marketing strategies, plans and new innovations• Passion for business, improvement, technology and life-long learning The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 16
  17. 17. Contact Me: • Skype: drleonduplessis • Google Talk: drleonduplessis • Twitter @drleonduplessis • E-mail: •• • The Visual Resume of Leon du Plessis 17