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Episode 33 : Don’t have an Amazing Life and Not Tell Us!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:50 — 52.3MB) Tweet Don’t you dare take your stories with you! Don’t you dare, not at least consider the importance of someone’s or your own story before you start procrastinating about creating a Life Story project. Our Life Story is something that we take for granted. […]

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1000’s of Images but What is Vivian Maier Story?

Tweet Vivian Maier, Street Photographer and Nanny Scratching around amongst people’s cast off junk at an auction house in 2007, John Maloof, a real estate agent in Chicago, discovered the boxes of unloved negatives repossessed  from a storage unit. His initial stash of  negatives from the life of Vivian Maier, that he paid $400 for, […]

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Better Ways to Use a Mouse

Tweet Doing the Obvious – Differently We often do new things without thinking. If I throw you a ball, a shovel or a pillow you would instantly act with a catch or block as an automatic reaction depending on the situation. If you were start a new task, especially something that you haven’t done before, […]

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Episode 32 : 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Life Story Project – Today

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:36 — 53.4MB) Tweet Get started today on your Life Story or “How to avoid the overwhelm.” Don’t look at this web site! Looking at Create Your Life Story for many people, with the amount of information that is now available, can be intimidating. Do you sometimes […]

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Episode 30 : How do I Write My Story? – Get a Blog!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:43 — 35.7MB) Tweet Get a Blog to Learn How to Creating a Life Story Biography It takes time to produce a Life Story. Along the way there are many distractions. Some are from outside influences of your life, while some are due to the issues with […]

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Episode 28 : You Can’t Make Someone Tell Their Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:33 — 58.8MB) Tweet How to help someone talk about things they don’t want to It’s an oft asked question. How do I get someone to talk and reveal something that they just refuse to talk about? This is not just for us and our desire for […]

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Take a Break from Your Story

Tweet Stop to keep Your Story fresh Your Life Story is a process… It’s not something that you can do immediately, it takes time, much like your life. You will be exploring and reliving things of the past and maybe talking of some things for the first time. Some wonderful and uplifting, others challenging and […]

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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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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 18 : Saving Your Life Story – Archiving

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:19 — 32.7MB) Tweet If it all Goes Away – Saving Your Life Story “Plan B” Click to share on Twitter No longer does a biography need to be lost to time, now we can save your Life Story from all the things that can destroy 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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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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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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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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