Family

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 70 : Corralling Information to Collect then Share

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:56 — 20.5MB) Tweet Collect the content, then share your project! You need content for a Life Story project. Not just the content you’ll generate yourself in the recording or the shoe box of old photos you have stashed under the bed. You also need that photo […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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Who’s Life Story do You Wish you’d Recorded?

Tweet Everyone has missed some stories. It doesn’t matter who I mention Create Your Life Story to, but everyone; Everyone!!! says that there is someone from their life who they didn’t happen to get that information, that story, that understanding, of what their life was all about… and how they wished they had Then in […]

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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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Home Movies Show Your Life

Tweet Home movies from back in the day. For many years one of our uncles would pull out a video camera, hoist it onto his shoulder to video the new baby, bride or birthday. Nowadays we all have a camera in the bag, our pocket or in our phone but once, having film of our […]

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Hindenburg Audio Editor Overview for Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:39 — 57.6MB) Tweet This is how to edit your Life Story audio in Hindenburg. Your Life Story biography should be all about getting the wonderful stories recorded and shared with family and the world. Everything else should get out the way of that result. For that […]

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5 Major Regrets of People’s Lives

Tweet If it all ended now, what would you regret? In early 2007 I knew that I had to make a decision, to dive off the cliff into deep water, not knowing what may come of it, or continue on my merry way doing what I had been doing for the last decade. When I […]

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Episode 46 : Why You Can’t Afford to Not Use a Blog

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:54 — 30.4MB) Tweet A life story for your family and the world So you want to produce a life story of someone… Maybe your own story, maybe someone else. And you want to record this life story because there is some information that you feel is […]

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Life Isn’t Always as it Seems

Tweet One of the great things about recording a Life Story is having the chance to mention what really happened. Many times, particular events will have occurred that people will see differently from you. While sitting down to record the many hours that is your Life Story there will be opportunities to clarify why something […]

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Episode 42 : Unexpected Surprises from Creating a Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:28 — 55.9MB) Tweet You’ll never know what surprises there are until you Create Your Life Story! Here on Create Your Life Story I’m constantly wanting to motivate you to start on your personal Life Story project but I know that there can be several issues with […]

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Episode 41 : Listen and They’ll Tell You Everything

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:30 — 46.2MB) Tweet Genuine listening is the key to their confidence It’s not what they say but the way you listen, that helps people to share the deepest parts of themselves. We often think we listen… but do we? Are we really listening or are we […]

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