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.

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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Episode 60 : Remember the Stories of Community

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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 our lives. What are the stories of your communities through your […]

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Episode 57 : Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story

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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 a conversation with Paul Harbath about his personal Life Story project […]

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Your Grandmother the Nazi Killing War Hero.

Tweet Contradiction creates the interest in a great story. The Australian heroine and most decorated servicewomen of WWII, Nancy Wake, recently  died at he age of 98 in London. This diminutive old lady, once a beautiful young woman, was the Gestapo’s most wanted person with a 5-million-franc price on her head and thought nothing of killing Nazis to […]

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Episode 55 : 3 Steps to the Stories of Your Philosophy on Life

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Tweet One sentence to sum up your philosophy on life Push, pull… Fight, kick and scratch or just let it be and do as you like, or not! How do you do this thing called your life? If you’ve had the good fortune to raise children you’ll sometimes find yourself sharing your beliefs on life. […]

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What Would a Young Mother Teresa Say

Tweet What would the young and old You say about your life? The younger generations are often shocked to find that You, their older relative, was once young. Even those who were there with you, who were also young with you, may have forgotten what you were like. When you were vibrant, strong and beautiful, […]

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Ghosts of the Past are Here

Tweet Use the images of the past and put them in modern context. With nearly a hundred years of popular photography and photojournalism we now have some amazing historical images from the past that we can compare with today. And I’ve recently found this photo manipulation method of explaining how things have changed over the […]

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Episode 50 : 5 Historical Timelines of Your Life Story

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Tweet No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.→ You don’t live alone. You live with people in your family, community, culture, country and world. From each of these groups you’ve been impacted by all the events that occur in them. Obviously family […]

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What Story Got You Out of a Tricky Situation?

Tweet Sometimes a great story will help you to get away with anything. Although all tongue in cheek this shows the power of a good story even if it’s only to sell something

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Episode 44 : Say More with Nothing

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Tweet Pause to create the space and rhythm of a conversation One of the things that always comes up when you decide to Create Your Life Story is how to deal with the breaks in conversation or the pauses. Sometimes pauses get in the way but often they can scream loud. Do you wait or […]

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Episode 43 : Professional Storytelling Tips for a Real Life Story

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Tweet Get the attention you want with some storytelling skills For all of our lives we tell stories. Stories to get our message across, to help others and to share some entertaining information. We share stories in all parts of our life, the most common being during the most mundane of conversations. But importantly for […]

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Take Your Body on a Storytelling Journey

Tweet Use a theme to find amazing stories from your life. We are all many things but we tend to bunch them all together to say who we are. Our language however show us that we think of each of these things as aspects, different from who the core Us is. We say we are […]

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Tell a Story as a Marketing Tool

Tweet We all have something to sell, even if it’s only our opinion on a topic or attention from someone in our life. Maybe we have some product or concept that we need to get across. Here is a radically new product and if you look at the video of the new home brewing technology […]

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Start Your Story. Then Discover What You Know

Tweet While producing the last podcast episode I again had a wondrous experience, but this time it was the strongest that I’ve ever had. As you know the last episode is all about the importance of listening, a topic I’m quite passionate about and one that I think I have some natural ability with but […]

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Say Hello via Audio

Tweet Don’t be shy… Say G’Day I know, you feel a little shy and you may not be totally comfortable on the microphone yet but what better way to move forward than to tell your story to someone who understands. I’ve recently installed a SoundCloud easy audio uploader so you can drop me a comment […]

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Episode 39 : The Reason They Don’t Listen to Your Life Lessons

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Tweet History is philosophy taught by example. How many things have you done and lessons learnt that you could share with others. The challenge is in helping them understand the lesson without them having the same experiences. A wiser way for them to learn is from others rather than make the same mistakes in life […]

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