Après Midi

Aprés Midi 14-11-17

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Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

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Antonio Meza

Antonio Meza, a man of many hats as a Master Practitioner and a Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a seasoned public speaker and graphic facilitator as a cartoon artist, among other talents, took us through his own "story" and then taught us how to tell OUR own "stories." Antonio was the first person to have been our guest speaker at Après Midi as long ago as March 8, 2011 and has returned from time to time to impart his words of wisdom.

As Antonio explained, everybody comes to Paris wanting to live a story worth telling. That was his intention when arriving to Paris 13 years ago. After different "reincarnations" as a student in cinema, photographer, tourist guide, professional trainer, public speaker and coach, Antonio finally reconnected with his life-passion...visual storytelling using his talent as a cartoon artist.

According to Wikipedia.org: "storytelling" describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. The term "storytelling" can refer in a narrow sense specifically to oral storytelling and also in a looser sense to techniques used in other media to unfold or disclose the narrative of a story.

What Antonio addressed was how we use storytelling for personal growth, or to promote a change in the culture of an organization. Antonio not only shared his experience as a storyteller, he got us involved by facilitating an interactive workshop which enabled us all to connect with our own "Paris stories" and with each other at what he demonstrated was "a different level."

He handed out a paper on which he had given us a way to structure our story. On it was written:

Once upon a time...?
And every day...?
And then one day...?
And because of that...(you can repeat this several times)?
And ever since...?
And the moral of the story is...?

He paired us up with people we didn't know well. That was a great way to get the group mingled. Then, each of us was to complete the phrases, creating a real structure for each of our individual stories. We shared them not only with each other, but with a third party nearby and we learned a lot...about each other, about our stories, about how to tell stories effectively and how to apply this to our everyday lives.

In attendance was:

•    Aimee Truchan
•    Alexis Niki
•    April Pett
•    Brenda Prowse
•    Carol Clark
•    Catherine Bala
•    Connie Greff
•    Craig Carlson
•    Craig Ziegler
•    Denise Grassart
•    Fred Gazzoli
•    Giorgio Rizzi
•    Janet Brune
•    Jean Lynch
•    Jennifer Lined
•    Joel Williams
•    John Cummins
•    Laurie Laid
•    Leslie Sovish
•    Lisa Anselmo
•    Lyndee Logan
•    Lynn Good
•    Maran Clark
•    Margo De Ley
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Pamela Shandel
•    Patricia Evert
•    Patricia Laplante Collins
•    Patricia Young
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Peggy Kelly
•    Rohini Gupta
•    Santa Meyer Nandi
•    Stephen Lynch
•    Plus MANY others who did not sign in!

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

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