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?

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 22 : How Do Others Perceive Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:54 — 24.0MB) Tweet Your life means something to me, can I record you? Click to share on Twitter The way we perceive ourselves and others has a huge affect on what can come from producing a Life Story. It will be reflected in everything from the […]

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Record a Life Stories before it Fades

Tweet Today is the best day to record a Life Story I often say that today is the best day to record a life story but could it already be too late to record this biography even when they are still here? When I started my other podcast Your Story I had an initial list […]

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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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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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Imagine Your Grandmother

Tweet The Old, Young and in Colour In watching this Kodak Kodachrome Film Test from 1922 I couldn’t hep but reflect on all these beautiful women youthful and in natural colour in ways that we are not used to seeing people from the ’20’s. What if one of these gorgeous young things was your Grandmother? […]

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It’s a Marathon to Success not a Sprint

Tweet Never have I thought this was going to be a sprint. Even though I started Create Your Life Story only four months ago the unofficial journey started three years ago with Your Story and my desire to connect with people and share their stories with the world. From that desire I knew I would […]

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A Life Story Appreciated in Many Ways

Tweet The great joy of producing a Life Story is the unexpected and wonderful moments that are created for others.  Here is a guest post from Jane about the experience of producing the content for her father’s Life Story and the wonderful effects that it has had for her family – Ian We go through […]

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Sharing the Love of Recording Life Stories

Tweet I’m sure you’ve done it.  Started a new project with enthusiasm, worked hard and thinking that it has value but inside you know that you just don’t know, you just can’t be sure if you’re fooling yourself or if this new idea does have value.  At some point there is the realisation that it […]

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Why Record a Life Story?

Tweet Most of us don’t have interesting lives. Actually when it comes down to it, even people who have interesting lives have a gazillion tedious little events that when combined may eventually develop into something interesting.  If we were to listen to everything we would realise that the vast majority of their life is much […]

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Episode 10 : Conversational Interview Technique – Let’s Have a Chat

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:41 — 53.5MB) Tweet Directed Conversations – What we do when we’re interested in others. Click to share on Twitter It’s easy when we’re fascinated with what they have to say. Are you prepared with all the questions that you’re going to ask and do you have […]

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Share this Great Idea with Others

Tweet When  I mention the idea of Create Your Life Story to people they immediately think it’s a great idea. The issue is that despite having a good idea and producing great valuable content, if no one knows about it, no good can come of it for anyone. Those interested are: People who would like […]

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What Would Studs Turkel Make of the Gulf Oil Disaster?

Tweet It’s interesting hearing all about what is the Gulf Oil Disaster and the huge mess that is happening in the Gulf of Mexico.  Hopefully the leak will be sorted out soon but I’m thinking of the situations that are spilling not from the sea floor but from the effects that are being caused to […]

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A Trillion Hours, What Are We Doing with Them?

Tweet Today while listening to the BBC Digital Planet interview with Clay Shirky I realised something that is about what we are doing here. Clay Shirky in his book Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age states that there is globally one trillion hours of spare time per year that in the past […]

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