2010 July — Create Your Life Story : Helping You Record a Lifetime of Stories

July 2010

Sharing the Love of Recording Life Stories

Tweet I’m sure you’ve done it.  Started a new project with enthusiasm, worked hard and thinking that it has value but inside you know that you just don’t know, you just can’t be sure if you’re fooling yourself or if this new idea does have value.  At some point there is the realisation that it […]

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Episode 11 : Choosing and Creating the Best Recording Location

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:05 — 26.5MB) Tweet Setting the Location for a Great Audio Recording Click to share on Twitter Noise, noise, noise! The number one bane of my existence in recording audio is finding environments that are suitably relaxing and quiet.  Pleasant environments like cafés are inevitable noisy with […]

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Why Record a Life Story?

Tweet Most of us don’t have interesting lives. Actually when it comes down to it, even people who have interesting lives have a gazillion tedious little events that when combined may eventually develop into something interesting.  If we were to listen to everything we would realise that the vast majority of their life is much […]

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Episode 10 : Conversational Interview Technique – Let’s Have a Chat

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:41 — 53.5MB) Tweet Directed Conversations – What we do when we’re interested in others. Click to share on Twitter It’s easy when we’re fascinated with what they have to say. Are you prepared with all the questions that you’re going to ask and do you have […]

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Share this Great Idea with Others

Tweet When  I mention the idea of Create Your Life Story to people they immediately think it’s a great idea. The issue is that despite having a good idea and producing great valuable content, if no one knows about it, no good can come of it for anyone. Those interested are: People who would like […]

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What Would Studs Turkel Make of the Gulf Oil Disaster?

Tweet It’s interesting hearing all about what is the Gulf Oil Disaster and the huge mess that is happening in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hopefully the leak will be sorted out soon but I’m thinking of the situations that are spilling not from the sea floor but from the effects that are being caused to […]

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Episode 9 : Storytelling Skills and Technique

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Tweet Telling Your Story – Authentic, Laconic and Captivating Click to share on Twitter You’re Telling Your Story Storytelling is the art of taking a story,  your story or another’s and retelling that story.  Creating entertainment utilising all the skills of theatre to modifying your style to […]

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Samson Zoom H1 the Perfect Personal Recorder

Tweet Back in Episode 5 we were talking about different audio recorders and ways of capturing audio to export to your editing software.  Since then Samson has released a new product to extend it’s range of audio recorders to include what I think is a perfect portable audio recorder for our needs. Previously Samson have […]

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A Trillion Hours, What Are We Doing with Them?

Tweet Today while listening to the BBC Digital Planet interview with Clay Shirky I realised something that is about what we are doing here. Clay Shirky in his book Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age states that there is globally one trillion hours of spare time per year that in the past […]

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Episode 8 : Talking of Passion

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:33 — 35.5MB) Tweet Passion – The compelling force of any kind of feeling or emotion. Click to share on Twitter Episode Eight of Create Your Life Story is about the Passion that is the energy behind all great stories.  It is a term used in various […]

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