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Recording a Life Story as it Happens is better than Reflection

Tweet Maybe the only real history, is the one created as it happens. I was reading in, Talking about Your Generation where researchers are endeavouring to understand the differences of generational groups. The baby boomers compared to generation “Y” and “X” etc, to grasp the real, rather than just the perceived differences. I’m wondering if this […]

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Interviewing and Story Telling with Ira Glass and Richard Fidler

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Podcast (additional): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:51 — 23.3MB) Tweet What we can learn from the professionals. I was listening to this episode of Richard Fidler’s wonderful Conversations, interview programme on the ABC and thinking how much of it is relevant to what we’re doing with Life Stories. From Richard’s recent trip […]

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Free Quick Start Mini-Guide to Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:58 — 9.4MB) Tweet Find something simple to start today. The huge amount of content here on Create Your Life Story has created an issue of overwhelm for some people. I know that feeling from personal experience of starting on these projects and I want to help you. Where […]

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Recording Your Life Story for all History

Tweet The everyday stories of human history are being recorded today. One of the greatest history shows I know of, be it television, radio, text or new media is the extraordinary Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History. If you want to go deep, not just into the facts but start thinking of some of the other issues […]

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Episode 61 : Difference of Life Story and Oral History

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:57 — 30.8MB) Tweet What we can learn from Oral History and how we travel our own path. Oral history and storytelling bookend what we’re doing here at Create Your Life Story with our family Life Stories. Oral history is academic and storytelling is theatric.We’re not exactly in either […]

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Reporting Your Family Story

Tweet Look at your life, like a journalist would. Have you thought about approaching your own life and therefore, your families story as a journalist would? In a recent post on CNN Mark Whitaker suggested some great ideas to help you dig deeper into your family, using some of the skills that he’s gained in […]

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Episode 60 : Remember the Stories of Community

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:30 — 23.1MB) Tweet Remember the groups of people and the stories of shared lives. We all live in different communities that change over time. Some we leave some change but all are filled with the people who we share our lives with, forming the stories of […]

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Live Question & Answer Show

Tweet Come and join us on our first live Q&A on Ustream.   Everyone is welcome to join the First live broadcast of Create Your Life Story with host Ian Kath. Live broadcast by Ustream I mentioned the graphic with links on the images that could be used to generate a linkable PDF. This is […]

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Episode 59 : Smash and Mash Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:33 — 41.1MB) Tweet Make your Life Story more than the sum of the parts Once you start digging into it, your live can seem like an archaeological expedition. There are just so many things that you can start to bring to surface to help remind you […]

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Episode 57 : Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:33 — 48.7MB) Tweet A simple tool to discover the topics of your Life Story and a different way to share the whole of your life in one view! Today’s episode of Create Your Life Story is full of listener feedback about how their individual projects are developing including […]

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Your Digital Footprints are How You’ll be Remembered

Tweet What are you going to leave behind? As happens I was following Derek K Miller, the science and technology journalist mentioned on this video and thought about many of the points that are mentioned here by Adam during Derek’s illness. It got me thinking about all the digital data that we’re now producing, that […]

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Life Stories for Genealogists.

Tweet Interview on GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio Today I had the opportunity to share with some of the genealogy community on GeneaBloggers BlogTalk Radio the advantages of recording a life story and how that will become part of the history for future generation. If you want to listen to the show I’m on from about […]

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What Would a Young Mother Teresa Say

Tweet What would the young and old You say about your life? The younger generations are often shocked to find that You, their older relative, was once young. Even those who were there with you, who were also young with you, may have forgotten what you were like. When you were vibrant, strong and beautiful, […]

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Ghosts of the Past are Here

Tweet Use the images of the past and put them in modern context. With nearly a hundred years of popular photography and photojournalism we now have some amazing historical images from the past that we can compare with today. And I’ve recently found this photo manipulation method of explaining how things have changed over the […]

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What You Want for Your Life Story

Tweet What do you want…? Amongst these pages is much of the content you want, but what else do you need? I have a limited understanding of your desires based on my knowledge but it’s important that I know from YOU what you want to ensure that I give you what you need. This short […]

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Episode 49 : Discover the Missing People of Your Autobiography

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:42 — 26.0MB) Tweet Don’t forget the important insignificant people Too often we look to the things of our life to talk about. The places, adventures, heartache, career even the family but we don’t take the time to consider all the people of our Life Story. A […]

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