What have we Learnt from Creating a Life Story

What are your stories? How can you help Create Your Life Story and share what you know with others so they can share their stories as audio, video or written biographies.

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Thanks for the interest. And thanks for dropping by. It’s been some time (five years in fact), since CYLS was active. I’ve kept it so, as there was a lot of interest in what I’ve created here and I wanted to allow any opportunities to come my way if there was someone out there who […]

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The Guardian is Telling the Biggest Story.

If we don’t feel it now, why stress out? How to tell the most important and difficult story possibly in all of human history, after failing for 30 years, is the task The Guardian is taking on in their podcast series The Biggest Story. It’s not just about the facts. They’re out there and in […]

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A Grandson and the Wonder of his Gran.

Here’s why we should capture all Life Stories People wait, people procrastinate, people make excuses but most of all people don’t take the time to really consider the stories in the lives of those around them. It’s only once you start asking the stories start to come out. listen to ‘Uncovering my Gran’s hidden history’ […]

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Episode 71 : Prompts & Topics for Your LifeStory

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS71.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:01 — 21.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThe best method to remember what you’ve forgotten. A LifeStory, memoir, biography or autobiography is agreed by everyone as a great idea but a moment later when someone starts to make it happen they’re challenged with where to start and, “What would I talk […]

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1+1=3 Makes a Great Story

Master storyteller Ken Burns gives us his thoughts. Ken explains great stories are about 1+1=3. I remember hearing years ago from Edward de Bono about great jokes taking you down an obvious path only to give you a realisation of something unexpected. What Ken is saying here is the same. A story has to have […]

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It Started with Bill, Now for Him it’s Over

Today my favourite uncle passed away. It started with Bill, …this site I’m talking about. It was after sitting with him for a week recording his humble but (for his family), interesting Life Story that motivated me to want to share these techniques with you. What his six hours of audio has given my family […]

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A single powerful memory brought to life

Their voice – like a ghost from the past In 2001 my sister died in a horse riding accident, a terrible tragedy for my family but one of those life events we all have to go through from time to time. Some days later I called her mobile phone number and heard her saying that she […]

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Your images will be look on with wonder one day

Capture today to surprise people tomorrow. Like Ninety-six-year-old Rebecca Lepkoff who’s been taking pictures of one New York neighborhood her entire life you too have images that you’ve been capturing that will one day be looked on in wonder. As you watch this video realise that future generations will see what we’re all creating today […]

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Your Story Tips – Helping You Tell Your Story

Quick tips for helping you with you storytelling. Now that we have so much content here at Create Your Life Story it’s easy to be overwhelmed when really it should be simple and easy. I’ve started a series of short form tips to help you record your life, one small story at a time using […]

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Record Your Life Story on Soundcloud

It’s easy to record Your Life Story on SoundCloud one story at a time. We all have stories in us. Why not record just one story from time to time using SoundCloud to help you? All the details are on the Page about how to record to SoundCloud Sequence to follow to tell a story […]

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Episode 67 : Audio Snapshots of Your Life Story

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS67.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:57 — 28.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSEnhance your skill & confidence while recording your LifeStory. Getting started is often the hardest part of recording a life story and getting started isn’t all the preparation. It’s starting to record audio. Your Audio! A good place to get some motivation is with […]

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Real Time Multi-Media Journaling a Life Story

In this new digital age, what does it mean to have a journal? Many people have diaries or journals to record the everyday significant and mundane aspects of their life. Then there are others who look back over their life and capture a reflective biography. Both systems primarily concern themselves with using text and language […]

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Episode 66 : Digital Journals, Time-travel & Surprises from a Life Story

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2012/CYLS66.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:00 — 44.6MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSYour Life Story is far more important than you realise. Over the last few weeks I’ve been travelling through Europe, spending time with family in Megève in the French Alps where you can see a short video I produced at my other […]

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Episode 65 : Talking to Family and Really Hearing their Stories

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2011/CYLS65.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:49 — 27.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSChristmas and a time to connect with family Click to share on Twitter Christmas and the holiday time that we have at this time of year, is often about family, catching up and talking about what has been happening over the past […]

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How to Tell Your Story – It doesn’t have to be a Book

Tell your Life Story in any way you choose. Biographies are normally thought of as being books but that’s wrong. Biographies are stories nothing else and the technology of telling those stories is your decision, maybe a book, maybe something else. Look at all the digital systems that are now available to you and choose […]

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WRONG – You’ll Never Guess the Surprises from a Life Story

Go try and guess, I’ll bet you’ll be wrong! There are many things that you can prepare for a Life Story. The questions, location, additional information like photos but one thing you can be guaranteed of is, there will be surprises that will astound you. These surprises could be in just hearing the stories that […]

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