Interviewing Others to Create Storytelling

How to engage others to tell great stories of techniques to be able to tell stories in your own style.

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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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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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 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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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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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 56 : The Secret – They’ll Telling You Everything

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Tweet Your infatuation will cause them to open up Great storytellers can draw you into their world of interests but most people need someone to be a provocateur to help them express themselves. That’s your role! It’s never an interview but a directed conversation where you keep […]

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Ian’s Podcasting Interview

Tweet Some of Ian’s back story on Podcast² Podcast review site Podcast² is all about letting you know what is out there in the world of podcasting and winnowing out the wheat from the charf. Recently I was interviewed but Andrew about how I got started in podcasting and a bit of the back end […]

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5 Ways to Listen Better

Tweet Your number 1 skill to hone – Listening! Sitting and recording someone’s Life Story in a directed conversation has never been an interrogation, that’s more akin to an interview where you question and collect data. To really get to know someone and to connect, the most important thing, is to Listen. Listening is where […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.9MB) 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 […]

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Life Stories for Genealogists.

Tweet Interview on GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio Today I had the opportunity to share with some of the genealogy community on GeneaBloggers BlogTalk Radio the advantages of recording a life story and how that will become part of the history for future generation. If you want to listen to the show I’m on from about […]

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Home Movies Show Your Life

Tweet Home movies from back in the day. For many years one of our uncles would pull out a video camera, hoist it onto his shoulder to video the new baby, bride or birthday. Nowadays we all have a camera in the bag, our pocket or in our phone but once, having film of our […]

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Episode 53 : Silence – Nothing Helps Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:03 — 36.1MB) Tweet What is a vase? The container or the space within? Silence is like empty space, it doesn’t seem to be anything. But in actual fact, without the silence, the void, or the margins, the space around things is needed to make sense of […]

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