Fri, Jan 12|
Connect at NEON
Connect with the NEON community at their innovative and creative workspace on Union Street. Not a member of NEON? No problem. Just sign up here, then show up, keep an open heart and mind, and practice being your-really-great-just-as-you-are-self with others.
Time & Location
Jan 12, 2024, 6:00 PM PST – Jan 13, 2024, 8:00 PM PST
NEON, 1974 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
About the Event
Humans are natural storytellers and Connect With Story events debunk the myth of the entertainer and the observer; the lie that you have to wait till you're perfect before you have permission to share yourself with others.
Choose your level of participation; come to learn new things, connect with others in a guided low-risk setting, and practice building your empathy, curiosity, and creativity muscles, with the option of sharing a 5-minute story if you're feeling brave.
Connect before the event and get updates on Facebook and Instagram or add yourself to our mailing list (bottom of this page). Because our voices matter, our story is a gift, and connection is the key to unlock the best in us.
Q: If I go, do I have to share something?
A: Nope. You can participate to whatever degree you'd like.
Q: Is there a theme?
A: There is no set theme. People tell the story they're inspired to tell. We encourage storytellers to be vulnerable rather than performative, and emphasize the importance of your authentic voice.
Q: What's the format?
A: Your 5-minute story can be read, memorized, improvised, sung, danced, or moved.
Q: Do I have to sign up to share ahead of time?
A: It's not necessary but people who sign up ahead of time do get priority in the line-up.
Q: Can I share if this is my first time?
A: Often people will attend once before sharing in order to get a feeling for the event, but that's not always the case. Watch this 3-minute video to get a feel: https://www.connectwithstory.com/aboutstory?pgid=lfe702rq-fb06f687-4cca-4cfa-973a-920339e2ae60 Or read this blog post: https://www.connectwithstory.com/post/presence-respect-perspective
Q: Is there a time limit?
A: Yes. To ensure everyone has a chance to share, we ask you to keep your story to 5 minutes.
Q: What is NEON?
A: NEON is more than a workspace. It's a neighborhood hub for connection, innovation, and community. Learn more at https://www.neon.work/who-we-are.