Jay Menes 

Filipino Storyteller, Actor, Facilitator, Adventurer

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Feeling great in Emirates

Posted by Jay Menes on October 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (5)

15th Sharjah International Narrator Forum

September 25 - October 1, 2015

By: Jay Menes

"Mr. Menes, your ticket is cancelled." said by the ground personnel at the Emirates check-in counter.

Since this is my first time I asked what to do, they advice me to call up the one who booked my flight. I tried making a call to Mr. Aziz, my contact per...

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More than words in Morocco - Journey to North-West Africa

Posted by Jay Menes on July 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

12th Edition International Festival Morocco Hikayate (Tales)

July 4 – 11, 2015

By: Jay Menes

Words came “I want to inform you that we support your airline ticket” from Morocco. It was relayed to me by a phone call and a message to “Whats ...

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From Manila Bay to California Bay

Posted by Jay Menes on May 13, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


By: Jay Menes

I arrived at San Francisco International Airport around 10:45am, after I got my check-in luggage I proceed to the money exchange counter to have some US dollars to use in buying the train ticket. The organizer told me to take the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and

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I've been Iranized by: Jay Menes

Posted by Jay Menes on March 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (1)

17th Iran International Storytelling Festival

February 16 - 19, 2015 in Kermanshah

Eleven Storytellers came and performed in Kermanshah, Iran for the 17th Iran International Storytelling Festival from February 16 – 19, 2015. The four days event was an action-packed filled day, totally wonderful, hilariously amazing, exhilarating minute by minute sequences.

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Storytellers are hiSTORYmaker

Posted by Jay Menes on August 8, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I am a Storyteller since 2002. It was an accident!


Why did I say so, for I've studied Business Administration in a state university. That I ever dreamt of was to become a millionaire doing business but to my surprise I went into becoming a performing artist.


It started of when the church I am attending recognized my voice for singing, so they let me audi...

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Art of Storytelling

Posted by Jay Menes on February 22, 2012 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Question: What is the quickest way that people listens when you speak?

Answer: It's your stories.

If you master the art of telling compelling stories that make unforgettable points, you will thrive as a powerful speaker that people will listens.


At its core, Storytelling is the art of using l...

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10 Delivery Guidelines for Storytellers

Posted by Jay Menes on July 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

1. Don’t move all the time

If you are always moving then no movement will be meaningful. Your audience willnever know what’s most important. Move with a purpose. When there is no reasonto move, don’t.

 It’s the action in your sto...

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Telling Your Story Effectively

Posted by Jay Menes on May 26, 2011 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Thoughts to remember:

1. It’s the look before and after the character line that really makes that line work.

2. Both posture and positioning of your characters are important when delivering their lines.

3. Paint the picture of where each character is located. Should he/she be looking up, down, near, or far away, etc. when delivering the char...

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How To Be More Positive

Posted by Jay Menes on September 22, 2010 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)


1.  Stop comparing yourself to others


Stop comparing yourself to other people. Until you stop doing this, it will be very hard for you to feel grateful about what you already have. And if you always think other people are better off than you are even though you are the one who deserves more, it's going to turn you cynical and bitter over time.

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Why Do I Love You - A Poem by Jay Menes

Posted by Jay Menes on September 21, 2010 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Why Do I Love You?

Jay Menes



Why Do I Love You?

Is it because I saw the sun in your heart


Why Do I Love You?

Is it because I saw the star in your lips


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