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

Ian

It’s all archived over there…

Tweet Thanks for the interest. And thanks for dropping by. It’s been some time (five years in fact), since CYLS was active. I’ve kept it so, as there was a lot of interest in what I’ve created here and I wanted to allow any opportunities to come my way if there was someone out there […]

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The Guardian is Telling the Biggest Story.

Tweet If we don’t feel it now, why stress out? How to tell the most important and difficult story possibly in all of human history, after failing for 30 years, is the task The Guardian is taking on in their podcast series The Biggest Story. It’s not just about the facts. They’re out there and […]

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A Grandson and the Wonder of his Gran.

Tweet Here’s why we should capture all Life Stories People wait, people procrastinate, people make excuses but most of all people don’t take the time to really consider the stories in the lives of those around them. It’s only once you start asking the stories start to come out. listen to ‘Uncovering my Gran’s hidden […]

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Episode 73 : We Did Some Good – Farewell

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS73.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:34 — 31.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet It’s been a great experience but time to move on. It’s now been 2.5 years since I started Create Your Life Story but really the story goes back to 2006 when  I discovered podcasting and spent the next couple of years learning how […]

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Episode 72 : Kevin Farkas’ Social Voice Project.

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS72.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:41 — 34.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet A Social Voice for your Community. Now with the modern digital age it’s even easier for people around the world to keep the stories of a lifetime alive long into the future for others to hear, read and see. One person I’ve […]

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Episode 71 : Prompts & Topics for Your LifeStory

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS71.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:01 — 21.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet The best method to remember what you’ve forgotten. A LifeStory, memoir, biography or autobiography is agreed by everyone as a great idea but a moment later when someone starts to make it happen they’re challenged with where to start and, “What would I […]

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Real Time WWII – It’s Our Lives as They Live Them.

Tweet Real time History Lessons will give you real understanding History is the past!  That’s obvious, and it’s that disconnect from us that makes history seem so cold and irrelevant. But what if you could travel in a time machine to one of those historical events? For months now I’ve been following on Twitter @RealTimeWWII. This is a tweeter […]

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1+1=3 Makes a Great Story

Tweet Master storyteller Ken Burns gives us his thoughts. Ken explains great stories are about 1+1=3. I remember hearing years ago from Edward de Bono about great jokes taking you down an obvious path only to give you a realisation of something unexpected. What Ken is saying here is the same. A story has to […]

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Episode 70 : Corralling Information to Collect then Share

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS70.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:56 — 20.5MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet Collect the content, then share your project! You need content for a Life Story project. Not just the content you’ll generate yourself in the recording or the shoe box of old photos you have stashed under the bed. You also need […]

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Episode 69 : Sounds of Your Life

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS69.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:11 — 31.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet Audio as prompts & atmosphere for your personal story! The most obvious audio you have, will be the recorded conversation and the most obvious prompts for getting that audio are questions. But there are other types of prompts, including audio. When […]

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Watching Growing Up – Birth to 12 years

Tweet Like a bud unfolding in time-lapse to a flower. I speak often of not only the importance of recording a retrospective of your life but also capturing a life story as it’s live. There are many ways. Here is another…

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It Started with Bill, Now for Him it’s Over

Tweet Today my favourite uncle passed away. It started with Bill, …this site I’m talking about. It was after sitting with him for a week recording his humble but (for his family), interesting Life Story that motivated me to want to share these techniques with you. What his six hours of audio has given my […]

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A single powerful memory brought to life

Tweet Their voice – like a ghost from the past In 2001 my sister died in a horse riding accident, a terrible tragedy for my family but one of those life events we all have to go through from time to time. Some days later I called her mobile phone number and heard her saying that […]

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Your images will be look on with wonder one day

Tweet Capture today to surprise people tomorrow. Like Ninety-six-year-old Rebecca Lepkoff who’s been taking pictures of one New York neighborhood her entire life you too have images that you’ve been capturing that will one day be looked on in wonder. As you watch this video realise that future generations will see what we’re all creating […]

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Your Story Tips – Helping You Tell Your Story

Tweet Quick tips for helping you with you storytelling. Now that we have so much content here at Create Your Life Story it’s easy to be overwhelmed when really it should be simple and easy. I’ve started a series of short form tips to help you record your life, one small story at a time […]

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Episode 68 : Cheap Audio Transcription for Writing Your Life Story

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS68.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:20 — 31.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet Transcribe your audio biography for as little as 20€ per audio hour and help people around the world. A biography is not a book. A biography is a recorded story of someone’s Life Story using any system that is appropriate. But a […]

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