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.

Genealogy is Dead

Tweet There is no future in Genealogy – It’s all about the past There you are poking through the archives. Looking at old documents trying to discover the secret that is the final number to the code to reveal the next layer of your family history. If only you can find this one last piece […]

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Ask for Help to Record Your Life Story

Tweet Help! Can someone talk to me? So you want to get your Life Story down. You’ve had a good look over Create Your Life Story and understand the rewards of doing this. You have an audio recorder and maybe written a few notes about what you intend to talk about. As yet, you don’t […]

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Better Ways to Use a Mouse

Tweet Doing the Obvious – Differently We often do new things without thinking. If I throw you a ball, a shovel or a pillow you would instantly act with a catch or block as an automatic reaction depending on the situation. If you were start a new task, especially something that you haven’t done before, […]

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Episode 30 : How do I Write My Story? – Get a Blog!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:43 — 35.7MB) Tweet Get a Blog to Learn How to Creating a Life Story Biography It takes time to produce a Life Story. Along the way there are many distractions. Some are from outside influences of your life, while some are due to the issues with […]

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Episode 29 : Stories of Celebrations in Your Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.7MB) Tweet How do you celebrate those special events in your life? End of the year celebrations are the time when we often assemble with family and carry on family and famular traditions that we take for granted but what are the stories of those traditions that we […]

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Episode 26 : Telling Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.6MB) Tweet It’s more than just a conversation when you tell a story Have you ever noticed when you have those very casual conversations that sometimes there is a shift in the way things are mentioned. Instead of it just being a back and forth exchange of thoughts […]

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Life Story Presentation for Seniors

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:12 — 0.0KB) Tweet Introduction to Create Your Life Story at Tamborine Mt U3A. The University of the Third Age is an international organisation of individual chapters where seniors can share their lifetime of knowledge with each other about anything of their choosing. It’s all about open […]

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Sharing Personal Stories Across Generations.

Tweet Stories that transition multiple generation. I remember clearly talking to my Grandfather before his death in 1981 about the soon returning astronomical event that is Halley’s Comet due in 1986. He remembered it’s last visit to our part of the solar system in 1910 when he was just a boy of 11. He described […]

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Choice – Decisions that Lead to Life Changing Events

Tweet Could those choices you made be the the start of the greatest moments in your life? When we think back over our life, to those momentous times and greatest events, I wonder if there is a pattern of decisions we make that can help us with our storytelling. Think back over the major achievements […]

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Episode 15 : Personalised Life Story Web Site

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:45 — 45.3MB) Tweet It’s easy to share a Life Story on a Personal Web Site Click to share on Twitter With the developing ease of blogging sites it’s now easy to build your own web site, to share with the world a Life Story, in this […]

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In Praise of Audio

Tweet I’ve been mentioning the advantages of audio for some time. We all know how good audio is but we’re transfixed by the bright flashing lights of video, movies and television. Audio is us, communicating in that most profoundly human manner of language. Stories around the campfire or bar for all time. Here is a […]

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Episode 14 : Importance of Music

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:05 — 40.3MB) Tweet Set the scene, create the mood and make a point with music. Click to share on Twitter Music can have profound effects on the mood of an audio Life Story and in Episode 14 of Create Your Life Story we are going 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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