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?

A Grandson and the Wonder of his Gran.

Tweet 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 […]

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Episode 73 : We Did Some Good – Farewell

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:34 — 31.2MB) Tweet It’s been a great experience but time to move on. It’s now been 2.5 years since I started Create Your Life Story but really the story goes back to 2006 when  I discovered podcasting and spent the next couple of years learning how to produce […]

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Episode 72 : Kevin Farkas’ Social Voice Project.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:41 — 34.0MB) Tweet A Social Voice for your Community. Now with the modern digital age it’s even easier for people around the world to keep the stories of a lifetime alive long into the future for others to hear, read and see. One person I’ve meet through […]

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Episode 71 : Prompts & Topics for Your LifeStory

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:01 — 21.2MB) Tweet The 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 about?” […]

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Episode 69 : Sounds of Your Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:11 — 31.0MB) Tweet Audio as prompts & atmosphere for your personal story! The most obvious audio you have, will be the recorded conversation and the most obvious prompts for getting that audio are questions. But there are other types of prompts, including audio. When editing a […]

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Watching Growing Up – Birth to 12 years

Tweet Like a bud unfolding in time-lapse to a flower. I speak often of not only the importance of recording a retrospective of your life but also capturing a life story as it’s live. There are many ways. Here is another…

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

Tweet 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 […]

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A single powerful memory brought to life

Tweet 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 […]

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Your images will be look on with wonder one day

Tweet 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 […]

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Your Story Tips – Helping You Tell Your Story

Tweet 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 […]

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Record Your Life Story on Soundcloud

Tweet 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 […]

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Episode 67 : Audio Snapshots of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:57 — 28.0MB) Tweet Enhance 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 the […]

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Sometimes we have the only ‘One’ Left in the world.

Tweet Are you throwing out history? You’ve heard the story, haven’t you…? You know the one. The story of someone going to a garage sale or similar and buying some old painting only to discover it’s a Boldini or whatever that’s eventually sold for €2.1 Million. Do you have something in your life that could […]

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Real Time Multi-Media Journaling a Life Story

Tweet 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 […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:00 — 44.6MB) Tweet Your 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 podcast […]

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Episode 65 : Talking to Family and Really Hearing their Stories

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:49 — 27.0MB) Tweet Christmas 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 year. […]

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