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Don’t Talk to Strangers – Tell Them Everything

Tweet Ever spilled your guts to a complete stranger? There you are, sitting on a bus, having a quiet drink or just happen to meet someone out of the blue and before you know what’s happened you find yourself telling everything to this complete stranger. Have you ever noticed how you don’t do that with […]

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Ask for Help to Record Your Life Story

Tweet Help! Can someone talk to me? So you want to get your Life Story down. You’ve had a good look over Create Your Life Story and understand the rewards of doing this. You have an audio recorder and maybe written a few notes about what you intend to talk about. As yet, you don’t […]

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How Private do You Want to Keep Your Life Story?

Tweet What level of privacy do you want when you share your Life Story? We’re all different in the level of privacy that we feel is necessary in sharing a life story. Sure we know the recorder is on capturing the conversation and we can censor our comments. Even after that we can edit out […]

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A Christmas Gift of Your Story

Tweet What gift are you giving for Christmas this year? It’s normal at this time of year to exchange gifts, sometimes wonderful thoughtful gifts, sometimes just another pair of socks. Gift giving is something we do but what about considering a gift that may be a little different to the normal ones we hand out […]

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Episode 29 : Stories of Celebrations in Your Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.7MB) Tweet How do you celebrate those special events in your life? End of the year celebrations are the time when we often assemble with family and carry on family and famular traditions that we take for granted but what are the stories of those traditions that we […]

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A Life Story is about experiences – Nothing else

Tweet Your Life is Experiences. “History is one damn thing after another” – Winston Churchill. The life of everyone is a continuous stream of experiences. Some exciting, some dull and many simply mundane. For the greater community it’s the exciting experiences that capture us. These events take us to new places and show us new […]

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Episode 22 : How Do Others Perceive Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:54 — 24.0MB) Tweet Your life means something to me, can I record you? Click to share on Twitter The way we perceive ourselves and others has a huge affect on what can come from producing a Life Story. It will be reflected in everything from the […]

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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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Sharing Your Life – Unlike Your Grandparents

Tweet Imagine Discovering your Grandparents Life. Imagine finding a neglected box of old 78 rpm records covered in dust sitting in the attic.  Imagine wiping them off and placing them on a gramophone.  Then as you play those records you hear your grandparents voice speaking to you, across the decades, telling you of their life, […]

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Imagine Your Grandmother

Tweet The Old, Young and in Colour In watching this Kodak Kodachrome Film Test from 1922 I couldn’t hep but reflect on all these beautiful women youthful and in natural colour in ways that we are not used to seeing people from the ’20’s. What if one of these gorgeous young things was your Grandmother? […]

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A Life Story Appreciated in Many Ways

Tweet The great joy of producing a Life Story is the unexpected and wonderful moments that are created for others.  Here is a guest post from Jane about the experience of producing the content for her father’s Life Story and the wonderful effects that it has had for her family – Ian We go through […]

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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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Episode 10 : Conversational Interview Technique – Let’s Have a Chat

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:41 — 53.5MB) Tweet Directed Conversations – What we do when we’re interested in others. Click to share on Twitter It’s easy when we’re fascinated with what they have to say. Are you prepared with all the questions that you’re going to ask and do you have […]

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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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An Autobiography – What a Great Idea.

Tweet I was talking to my mother the other day. I had just phoned to wish her a happy birthday and catching up when she mentioned the computer course that she is doing with a class of similarly aged people. I had not mentioned to her what I had been doing here with Create Your […]

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