History

Real Time WWII – It’s Our Lives as They Live Them.

Tweet Real time History Lessons will give you real understanding History is the past!  That’s obvious, and it’s that disconnect from us that makes history seem so cold and irrelevant. But what if you could travel in a time machine to one of those historical events? For months now I’ve been following on Twitter @RealTimeWWII. This is a tweeter […]

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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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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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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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Digitally Saving on a Grand Scale

Tweet Saving the physical world around us. With personal stories we can record a voice or maybe some video. We can scan the photos or create images of the more tangible things in life but how do you remember something that is big. Like a house or a pyramid or Mount Rushmore? Here is another […]

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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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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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Manhatta – Time Travel to 90 Years Ago

Tweet Mundane life today is the fascinating story for tomorrow Now, after a significant period of time, (in this case more than one lifetime), we have the chance to see people, long gone in daily activities that they took for granted.  We have the chance to look through a portal back in time. As is always the […]

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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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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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Episode 50 : 5 Historical Timelines of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (45.8MB) Tweet No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.→ You don’t live alone. You live with people in your family, community, culture, country and world. From each of these groups you’ve been impacted by all […]

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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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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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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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