How to Tell a Great Story

Storytelling of your life story is about sharing the emotions and experiences of you life so others can understand, relate and share in those experiences as history as if they were also part of your story.

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 71 : Prompts & Topics for Your LifeStory

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:01 — 21.2MB) Tweet 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 talk about?” […]

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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 69 : Sounds of Your Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:11 — 31.0MB) Tweet 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 editing a […]

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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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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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Record Your Life Story on Soundcloud

Tweet It’s easy to record Your Life Story on SoundCloud one story at a time. We all have stories in us. Why not record just one story from time to time using SoundCloud to help you? All the details are on the Page about how to record to SoundCloud Sequence to follow to tell a […]

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The Best StoryTelling Secerts

Tweet Storytelling is an art for sharing your Life Master storytellers know what to do and how to tell a story. Some from an instinctive place within them and others from an understanding of the rules. If they know the rules they can share them with us. Here is master storyteller of Andrew Stanton sharing […]

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Episode 67 : Audio Snapshots of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:57 — 28.0MB) Tweet Enhance your skill & confidence while recording your LifeStory. Getting started is often the hardest part of recording a life story and getting started isn’t all the preparation. It’s starting to record audio. Your Audio! A good place to get some motivation is with the […]

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WRONG – You’ll Never Guess the Surprises from a Life Story

Tweet Go try and guess, I’ll bet you’ll be wrong! There are many things that you can prepare for a Life Story. The questions, location, additional information like photos but one thing you can be guaranteed of is, there will be surprises that will astound you. These surprises could be in just hearing the stories […]

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Interviewing and Story Telling with Ira Glass and Richard Fidler

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Podcast (additional): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:51 — 23.3MB) Tweet What we can learn from the professionals. I was listening to this episode of Richard Fidler’s wonderful Conversations, interview programme on the ABC and thinking how much of it is relevant to what we’re doing with Life Stories. From Richard’s recent trip […]

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Episode 62 : Fear of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:22 — 29.3MB) Tweet Are you fearful of telling your story, or just a little shy? In this episode of Create Your Life Story I want to open a conversation about the reasons for people not wanting to tell their stories, particularly when they say that they are interested. […]

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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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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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