Should I Record My Life Story?

Your life story is who you are in the times you live as a biography of the culture as you saw it. Is that enough of a reason to record your life story?

7 Ways to Screw Up an Interview

Tweet Don’t screw up and you’ll be better than most You’ve been there haven’t you? Maybe it’s a formal or a general conversation where everything starts well. Everyone is getting on just fine and then somehow it starts to unravel because you drop the bundle. You went in with the best of intentions but you […]

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Episode 45 : A Biography is not a Book

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:14 — 36.4MB) Tweet Your Life Story can be anything you want. Your auto/biography is only relevant if it’s captured and if it’s consumed by others. So the best system is the one that people are most comfortable with using to create and share your Life Story. […]

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Life Isn’t Always as it Seems

Tweet One of the great things about recording a Life Story is having the chance to mention what really happened. Many times, particular events will have occurred that people will see differently from you. While sitting down to record the many hours that is your Life Story there will be opportunities to clarify why something […]

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Episode 42 : Unexpected Surprises from Creating a Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:28 — 55.9MB) Tweet You’ll never know what surprises there are until you Create Your Life Story! Here on Create Your Life Story I’m constantly wanting to motivate you to start on your personal Life Story project but I know that there can be several issues with […]

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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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Episode 41 : Listen and They’ll Tell You Everything

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:30 — 46.2MB) Tweet Genuine listening is the key to their confidence It’s not what they say but the way you listen, that helps people to share the deepest parts of themselves. We often think we listen… but do we? Are we really listening or are we […]

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Create Your Life Story Presentation for Local Rotary Club

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Podcast (additional): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:57 — 30.5MB) Tweet What is Create Your Life Story? Occasionally I get a chance to share what Create Your Life Story is all about within my community. Community here refers to the real flesh and blood community rather than my online community through this site […]

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The Selfish Reason You’re Recording a Life Story

Tweet Kick Your Motivation to Record Your Life Story If I was to ask you why you want to recording a Life Story, what would be your response? That response is the motivation that helps you to get on with completing a biography but it’s worth taking the time to really consider it and not […]

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Episode 35 : Why You Won’t Record Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.2MB) Tweet A Life Story – For most it’s only, a Great Idea! Everyone I tell about Create Your Life Story say what a great idea it is, then something like, ” I wish I had have recorded my Gran, she had so many wonderful experiences in her […]

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Episode 33 : Don’t have an Amazing Life and Not Tell Us!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:50 — 52.3MB) Tweet Don’t you dare take your stories with you! Don’t you dare, not at least consider the importance of someone’s or your own story before you start procrastinating about creating a Life Story project. Our Life Story is something that we take for granted. […]

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1000′s of Images but What is Vivian Maier Story?

Tweet Vivian Maier, Street Photographer and Nanny Scratching around amongst people’s cast off junk at an auction house in 2007, John Maloof, a real estate agent in Chicago, discovered the boxes of unloved negatives repossessed  from a storage unit. His initial stash of  negatives from the life of Vivian Maier, that he paid $400 for, […]

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Episode 32 : 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Life Story Project – Today

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:36 — 53.4MB) Tweet Get started today on your Life Story or “How to avoid the overwhelm.” Don’t look at this web site! Looking at Create Your Life Story for many people, with the amount of information that is now available, can be intimidating. Do you sometimes […]

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A Christmas Gift of Your Story

Tweet What gift are you giving for Christmas this year? It’s normal at this time of year to exchange gifts, sometimes wonderful thoughtful gifts, sometimes just another pair of socks. Gift giving is something we do but what about considering a gift that may be a little different to the normal ones we hand out […]

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Take a Break from Your Story

Tweet Stop to keep Your Story fresh Your Life Story is a process… It’s not something that you can do immediately, it takes time, much like your life. You will be exploring and reliving things of the past and maybe talking of some things for the first time. Some wonderful and uplifting, others challenging and […]

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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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Episode 24 : Zoom H1 a Perfect Personal Life Story Recorder

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:06 — 45.8MB) Tweet Add Giant Squid Lapel microphones and the Zoom H1 is just the recorder for all Your Life Story needs. Click to share on Twitter The Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder from Samson is the ideal recorder for our application of recording personal […]

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