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?

Episode 8 : Talking of Passion

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:33 — 35.5MB) Tweet Passion – The compelling force of any kind of feeling or emotion. Click to share on Twitter Episode Eight of Create Your Life Story is about the Passion that is the energy behind all great stories.  It is a term used in various […]

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Video and Audio Life Stories Comparisons

Tweet Last night I was at The Hive, a group of local innovative thinkers here in Brisbane where we get together once a month to connect and listen to a guest speaker.  After the speaker I was chatting to a few people and mentioned Create Your Life Story and what we are doing here.  I […]

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Episode 7 : What to talk about – Prompts

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:44 — 32.9MB) Tweet Nine Aspects of Life and the Prompts to Start Your Story! Click to share on Twitter Welcome To Episode Seven of Create Your Life Story. So you want to talk to someone or you want to record yourself, but what are you going […]

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I’m Gutted – What Happens when You Wait too Long

Tweet The other day I received a message on Facebook from a friend who listens to Your Story and this Podcast.  I didn’t even know Tony was listening to the show but he has since mentioned that it was the motivation for him to get on with recording his Dad’s life story.  Something that he […]

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Episode 6 : Start Recording a Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:59 — 40.6MB) Tweet Start Small, Just Record Click to share on Twitter With any new project, like recording a Your Life Story, it’s important to start! Filling your life with the preparation is often a form of procrastination. For that reason it’s important to get underway and […]

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An Autobiography – What a Great Idea.

Tweet I was talking to my mother the other day. I had just phoned to wish her a happy birthday and catching up when she mentioned the computer course that she is doing with a class of similarly aged people. I had not mentioned to her what I had been doing here with Create Your […]

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Episode 5 : Audio Recorders – What You Need to Record a Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.1MB) Tweet The recorder you need you may already have and others that you don’t know of. Click to share on Twitter This Episode 5 of Create Your Life Story will help you realise what you need to record a life story and the equipment that is open to you today. […]

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Bill’s Life Story

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Podcast (additional): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:21 — 8.8MB) Tweet It Started with Bill’s Life Story I’ve mentioned previously that I have a great deal of respect for the elders of our community,  the knowledge that they carry with them from their life experiences and what we can learn from them. In […]

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Episode 4 : What do you Want to Achieve with an Audio Life Story?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:41 — 15.6MB) Tweet What would you like to see from producing an audio Life Story? – What is your minimum and maximum effort? Click to share on Twitter When I started producing Your Story I considered using my iPod nano with a microphone.   Everyone said […]

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Cheating an Imagined Loss

Tweet “I know I felt sad because of feeling for the loss of Mum” Recently my Dad has been listening to the five hours of his brother Bill’s Life Story.  Stories that include his earliest memories and before.  Bill is 12 years older than my Dad.  He has the memories of Dad’s childhood, the years […]

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A Picture Needs a Thousand Words

Tweet You’ve heard the saying “A picture says a thousand words”.  That however is only when you know about the image within context. This image to the left is a ? (the answer is at the bottom of this post) Without context it could be one of many things.  That’s the very reason we have […]

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Starting a Movement

Tweet That’s what we’re doing here. I just received a link from a friend to a very interesting little e-Book   about the importance of Creating a Movement.  I read through  How to Create a Movement where the author Everett Bogue lays out several points to creating a movement that I reflected on as being what […]

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Episode 3 : Is it too Late to Start an Audio Life Story?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:22 — 13.5MB) Tweet When is it too late to start a Life Story Project? Click to share on Twitter Welcome To Episode Three of Create Your Life Story. The last of three episodes that introduces the ideas and motivations behind this podcast and site. I asked […]

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It’s not as Scary as You Think

Tweet The biggest thing that stops creating a Life Story is procrastination.  Waiting until the time is right to get started, then oops, it’s too late for one of the many reasons. The second greatest issue is fear: Fear of not speaking well Fear of not having anything interesting to say Fear of what others […]

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A Passionate Conversation is Easy

Tweet At the start of a Life Story project it’s easy to think “What will I talk about?” Now we all know that all lives are filled with the big and the small things but the events that matter the most are the ones that we are passionate about.  These are also the events that […]

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Episode 2 : Why even Bother with an Audio Life Story?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:53 — 20.4MB) Tweet The reasons you’ve never thought of to record a Life Story Biography Click to share on Twitter These are some of the reasons for using audio as a system for creating a biography in this episode of Create Your Life Story. Text is […]

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