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« A super cultural night in Ukraine »
 
 
“A great memorable encounter”
 
 
“Each time is a renewed pleasure to be here. Super!”
 « Merci for a beautiful artistic night »
 « more than a story it was a show too!!! »
 
« the food was amazing… each time a different cuisine »

 

 

 

“what an opportunity to meet new people and discover new things”

 

“delicious food, stimulating discussion, warm, welcoming environment”

                                                                  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THESE STORYTELLING EVENINGS?
Events at a private residence where a storyteller (author, entertainer, artist, musician, author, magician, opera singer, dancer, actor, expert in a particular field) tells a story around culture, lifestyle, entertainment, travel or the arts. The idea is to ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, EDUCATE, ENLIGHTEN or any combination thereof.
WHO ATTENDS? 

25-30 Storytelling aficionados who hail from across the globe and understand English.
WHAT IS THE DINNER MENU?

This varies with cuisines from the “four corners of the globe” and have ranged from Mexican, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Canadian, French, Cajun, French, regional French and oftentimes fusion. Vegetarian options are available. Wine, juice, and other beverages are served as well as a selection of teas and coffee with a delightful dessert.
WHAT IS THE COST and HOW DO I REGISTER?
28 Euros which includes presentation, dinner, wine, beverages, juice, dessert, coffee and a good time. RSVP HERE www.visibilitybranding2015.eventbrite.com
Codes sent with payment.
HOW OFTEN ARE THESE STORYTELLING EVENINGS?
Once a month usually on a Saturday.
DO YOU WELCOME SUGGESTIONS FOR STORYTELLERS?

Yes!  This could be you, someone you know in Paris or someone who may be passing through.
WHO HAVE BEEN THE PREVIOUS STORYTELLERS?
See PAST EVENTS page     

Next Event Saturday
May 27th

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Storytelling Evening & Dinner with
Djamel Allioui – Mandolin Player and the Story of Kabyle of North Africa

Livestream link https://www.concertwindow.com/158403-bernadette-martin

 


Djamel Allioui – Mandolin Player
Story of the Kabyle of North Africa
livestream link HERE


This Storytelling Evening features Djamel Allioui who was born and raised in the village of Kabylie, in a mountainous region in northeastern Algeria. Orphaned at eight years old, he spent his childhood living with relatives. A poor student and a lonely child he found solace in the traditional music of Kabylie. In early adolescence, he discovered a natural gift for playing the Algerian mandolin, guitar, and banjo. In a lovely, natural voice he sang and played for the delight of others at parties and festivals. Arriving in Paris in 1992, he supported himself singing in restaurants and in the métro. Djamel sang for his idol, the now legendary Kabyle singer Matoub Lounes who performed frequently in Paris. Djamel proudly calls himself his protégé. In 1998 Matoub Lounes was assassinated in Algeria. Djamel has performed on Berber television and radio: BRTV, and is currently preparing an album of traditional and popular songs in both Kabyle and Arab.

The menu will feature a traditional Kabyle cuisine.  As usual, it will be a complete dinner with choice of red or white wine, beer, cremant, and other beverages served. This Storytelling Evening will be chez moi. Codes sent when you RSVP. HERE

 

                                                              

Next Storytellers


 

Craig Carlson
Founder – Breakfast in America
Author – Pancakes in Paris
Saturday, July 1st RSVP HERE





 

Djamel Allioui – Mandolin Player
Story of the Kabyle of North Africa
May 27th
RSVP HERE
 



Lawrans Apithy & Singers
from the Black Music School
SUNDAY June 18th
RSVP HERE




Menu
May 27th 2017
 

Soup

Spiced Chilled Tomato Soup


Appetizers

Artichoke & Red Pepper Hummus

on Pita Bread & Cucumber Slices


Main Course

Seven Vegetable Tangine with Coriander, Cumin, Saffron and Ginger over Couscous


Salad

 Chermoula-Spiced Karantita & Pomegranate Salad

Dessert

Kabyle Pastries

 

Beverages
Red & White Wine, Beer, Cremant, Juice, Coffee & Tea

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

The Host
Bernadette Martin

Welcome and Bienvenue! If you have read the Frequently Asked Questions on the FAQ page, many of your questions about the Storytelling Evenings may have been answered so you might ask…….what’s my story? I felt the extract below from an interview conducted by Sean Ryan – Communications Consultant gives you a snapshot. Sean has attended 17 out of 25 Storytelling Evenings.IMG_0701 2 3BD 2

Tell us about your story…where you grew up?
Originally from Los Angeles I am of Irish, German, and French descent and have lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US.   After a first degree in French followed by an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management I embarked on a career in branding on the client and advertising agency side holding positions in Asia, Europe and North America. In 2002 I moved to Paris which coincided with transitioning from a corporate career to becoming an entrepreneur. Having lived in Paris since 2002 I feel truly « Euro-American ». A long distance swimmer (former long distance runner) and Bikram (hot) Yoga practitioner I find my « zen » in the H2O doing endless laps. My favorite Tibetan proverb, « Happiness is not at the end of the road, it’s the road that brings happiness ».
What is your “day” job?
As Founder of Visibility Branding   I help professionals identify, clarify and message their personal brand (online & offline) using storytelling. I am  a Personal Brand Strategist, Storyteller, eReputation Analyst and author of « Storytelling about Your Brand Online and Offline 
» These Storytelling Evenings are a brand extension of my « day job » and are a chance for me to welcome guests from all walks of life and nationalities where the common thread is a desire to hear a good story, and share an amazing meal and convivial evening together. For more on my « day » job visit my site or go the the Visibility Branding PAGE.
Why did you decide to launch your Storytelling Evenings in June 2014?
I have been an expat for most of my life, the last 14 years here in Paris.  What triggered the launch was, to use the French expression, a “concours de circonstance”.  Having moved into a larger apartment, this allowed me to welcome guests chez moi (tapping into my love for entertaining and meeting new people), as well as cook (designing menus inspired from my travels),  and more importantly provide entertainment around Storytelling…..my passion.
Where do you find the Storytellers?
Some approach me having heard of these events. However, for the most part they are people I know well. An example is my good friend Ayke Agus a world class pianist, violinist and author of Heifetz as I Knew Him . She will feature when she passes through Paris this year. Others are recommended or people I meet here in Paris. I have the reputation as the “networking queen’ with affiliations and membership across a range of professional and cultural associations such as Toastmasters, Professional Women’s Network, Arts & Arena, American University Clubs of France, Paris Women of Success, Project Management Institute, my alumni association Thunderbird School of Global Management and others. At events is where I often meet potential storytellers where my innate curiosity in hearing other people’s stories prompts me to ask if they would like to feature.
How do you see the future progression of these Storytelling Evenings?
I plan to continue hosting these events wherever I live and in parallel with my professional career. I do plan on keeping these events intimate, on a small scale with ever changing delightful menus and chez moi.


Past Events

Natalia Lazarus
Director, Producer, Actor and Founder of the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center
 » A Picasso »

Johannes-Maria Lansche
Dancer, Choreographer, Actor and Bikram Yoga Instructor

Dr Marie Holm
Cognitive Neuroscience and Positive Psychology Researcher
« Blending Science & Spirituality »

Judith Merians
Hollywood Studio Executive, Literary Agent, and Entertainment Attorney
« Making Movies & the Marriage of Creativity & Business »

 

Sandy Beky
Sustainability Advocate, Founder of Kyosei Leadership
« The BUZZ on Bees »

Dr. Lorraine Tilbury
Veterinarian and Toxicologist
« Practicing Emotional Agility in your Life – an Approach Inspired by Horses »

Owen Lean
Magician, Street Performer
Stand-up Comedian

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RSVP/CONTACT

RSVP directly HERE. Your seat is guaranteed with payment. Link is http://visibilitybranding2015.eventbrite.com

 

 Send message if you have QUESTIONS, SPEAKER SUGGESTIONS or OTHER

 Bernadette Martin
E: bmartin@visibilitybranding.com
T: 33 (0) 6 33 41 70 01
Normally the event location (chez moi)  is 55 Boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris, France
Easy access: across from metro Richard Lenoir line 5. Close to Bastille lines 1,5,8
Wheelchair accessible

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Visibility Branding offers career development services to Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Academic Institutions, Corporations, and Associations in the form of individual sessions, workshops, courses, modules, presentations and keynotes. These can be delivered on-site or virtually.  The “red thread” methodology that flows throughout the Visibility Branding process is based around the four C’s of a strong brand. CLARITY, COVERAGE, CONSISTENCY, CONSTANCY and the use of STORYTELLING. Selected services are the following with a full list on the Visibility Branding site HERE.

COACHING: Identifying and clarifying your personal brand (what makes you UNIQUE), as well as your direction, goals, target and Call To Action (CTA)
The BIO: Creating compelling and captivating stories and narratives for various versions of the BIO tailored to the target. Placement purposes: LinkedIn SUMMARY, site, blog, Twitter, association sites and other.
ACCOMPLISHMENT STORIES:  Creation of well-structured accomplishment stories for online (LinkedIn, site, blog, Twitter, etc.) and offline (interviews, presentations, etc.) purposes.
LINKEDIN: Profile “makeover” and training on LinkedIn with direction on optimizing your presence and advice on how to make your profile stronger.
CV/RESUME and COVER LETTER development:
INTERVIEWING & PRESENTATION SKILLS:
VIDEO: Advise on use of video as a brand-messaging platform. This can be a VIDEO BIO with advice on script and coaching of delivery and/or Video Storytelling.
ONLINE IDENTITY or e-REPUTATION: Identification of your Online & Offline Visibility with ongoing monitoring using selected tools.
For full list of services please visit the Visibility Branding site.

www.visibilitybranding.com