Have you been told a Furphy?

Tweet Origins of culture aren’t always understood. In Australian parlance to be told a Furphy is to be told a great yarn that probably isn’t true. All too often we use sayings, knowing the meaning but not knowing it’s origin. Telling a Furphy is a term still used today that originates in WWI but few […]

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Episode 61 : Difference of Life Story and Oral History

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:57 — 30.8MB) Tweet What we can learn from Oral History and how we travel our own path. Oral history and storytelling bookend what we’re doing here at Create Your Life Story with our family Life Stories. Oral history is academic and storytelling is theatric.We’re not exactly in either […]

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Reporting Your Family Story

Tweet Look at your life, like a journalist would. Have you thought about approaching your own life and therefore, your families story as a journalist would? In a recent post on CNN Mark Whitaker suggested some great ideas to help you dig deeper into your family, using some of the skills that he’s gained in […]

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I’ve Been Meaning to… Oh! Too Late.

Tweet Is recording a Life Story something that you have written on your white board? Nicked from Crikey.com

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Episode 60 : Remember the Stories of Community

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:30 — 23.1MB) Tweet Remember the groups of people and the stories of shared lives. We all live in different communities that change over time. Some we leave some change but all are filled with the people who we share our lives with, forming the stories of […]

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Manhatta – Time Travel to 90 Years Ago

Tweet Mundane life today is the fascinating story for tomorrow Now, after a significant period of time, (in this case more than one lifetime), we have the chance to see people, long gone in daily activities that they took for granted.  We have the chance to look through a portal back in time. As is always the […]

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This Life Story Deserves to be Share with the World

Tweet My father the forger Here is another of the wonderful TED talks that shows the power of storytelling not only to get a message across but also to have the emotional impact. My favourite quote from the talk. “In one hour he could make 30 forged documents. If he slept one hour 30 people […]

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iPhone 5 Wish List

Tweet All I want for Christmas is an iPhone 5 Today we seem to be getting the news that at long last we have the imminent release of the, not to be called iPhone 5. One thing that has been confirmed is that it won’t be called the iPhone 5 Australia’s major telco Telstra has tactically released a, “so […]

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National Oral History Conference

Tweet Are you coming to the Oral History Association of Australia Conference? This years theme is Communities of Memory as seen but the some of the topics to be considered. Memory and Catastrophe Memory Work for Human Rights Indigenous Memory Place Community, Memory Communities of Identity

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Live Question & Answer Show

Tweet Come and join us on our first live Q&A on Ustream.   Everyone is welcome to join the First live broadcast of Create Your Life Story with host Ian Kath. Live broadcast by Ustream I mentioned the graphic with links on the images that could be used to generate a linkable PDF. This is […]

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Episode 59 : Smash and Mash Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:33 — 41.1MB) Tweet Make your Life Story more than the sum of the parts Once you start digging into it, your live can seem like an archaeological expedition. There are just so many things that you can start to bring to surface to help remind you […]

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Stunning Memorial to a Fragile Life

Tweet You just have to listen to this! Sometimes it’s not about someone telling their story – but of us telling the story, of what they meant to us. Sometimes we just need to get our thoughts out there and in doing so we manage to capture an essence of who they are/were. Kevin Farkas from the […]

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Episode 58 : Oral History View of Life Stories

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:33 — 46.9MB) Tweet Oral History shows the professional methods to a Life Story Creating your own personal family history, Life Story will utilise some the methods of various different techniques of human communication. In the past we talked about the skills of Storytelling and how to get across […]

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More Hindenburg Audio Editing Tips for Your LifeStory

Tweet Go a little deeper with Hindenburg without getting in the way of the story. Hindenburg is, I feel the best and simpiest audio editing software specifically for voice for us that is available. You can try free trial version for 30 days but after that it’s no longer free unlike other editors such as […]

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Questions, Answers and Topics Discussed on Live WebCast

Tweet Coming soon to an internet connection near you 17/18 September 2011 In the latest podcast episode, Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story, I mentioned that we’ll be having our first opportunity to get together live, to answer questions and discuss aspects of creating a Life Story. Too often we just wonder about things and never consider specific […]

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Episode 57 : Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:33 — 48.7MB) Tweet A simple tool to discover the topics of your Life Story and a different way to share the whole of your life in one view! Today’s episode of Create Your Life Story is full of listener feedback about how their individual projects are developing including […]

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