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 27 : Little Things for Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:47 — 31.7MB) Tweet It’s the little things in your Life Story that we relate to. Think of some great person and their story. Particularly one of those biographies where you know the back story. How they got to greatness or how the fell from grace. Consider […]

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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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The power of silence.

Tweet Have you ever stopped what you’re doing and waited in silence? We all have those busy lives of things to do, things to say and things to think, never stopping, always onto the next thing almost before we’ve finished the last. No pause, no relief and no silence. Sometimes we even forget what true […]

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Episode 25 : Prompting Your Conversation

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:33 — 28.3MB) Tweet The prompts of your Life Story are around you. Prompts, ideas or any of the conversational topics are one of the first things that people seem to struggle with when it comes to recording their biography. What will I mention? I don’t have […]

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A Life Story is about experiences – Nothing else

Tweet Your Life is Experiences. “History is one damn thing after another” – Winston Churchill. The life of everyone is a continuous stream of experiences. Some exciting, some dull and many simply mundane. For the greater community it’s the exciting experiences that capture us. These events take us to new places and show us new […]

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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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Episode 23 : Cooking Up Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:38 — 25.6MB) Tweet What is the Basic Recipe for a Life Story Click to share on Twitter If you’ve ever watched one of those celebrity chef cooking style shows, the number one thing that is noticed is the individual styles that they have. Whether it is […]

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Episode 21 : Ghost Writing Your Biography

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:05 — 32.5MB) Tweet Ghost Writing an autobiography – The easy way to write your book. Click to share on Twitter Your Life Story project need not only be about the audio that you’ve taken the time to record and edit, it could also include using that […]

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Episode 20 : Record a Life Story then Write a Biography

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.0MB) Tweet Recording your stories is the easiest start to writing your Life Story Click to share on Twitter You have an idea to write a biography, of yourself or someone else. You know there are many things to discover, share and get off your chest. Maybe you’ve […]

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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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6 Ways to Relate to Others

Tweet Update – This was 5, but is now the 6 ways to relate to others due to a new understanding. How we relate to others is paramount for us to achieve what we desire as an outcome especially as we are when we are recording a Life Story. I avoid the term ‘Interview’, as […]

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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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Sharing Your Life – Unlike Your Grandparents

Tweet Imagine Discovering your Grandparents Life. Imagine finding a neglected box of old 78 rpm records covered in dust sitting in the attic.  Imagine wiping them off and placing them on a gramophone.  Then as you play those records you hear your grandparents voice speaking to you, across the decades, telling you of their life, […]

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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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