Life Story

Episode 71 : Prompts & Topics for Your LifeStory

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:01 — 21.2MB) Tweet The best method to remember what you’ve forgotten. A LifeStory, memoir, biography or autobiography is agreed by everyone as a great idea but a moment later when someone starts to make it happen they’re challenged with where to start and, “What would I talk about?” […]

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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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The Best StoryTelling Secerts

Tweet Storytelling is an art for sharing your Life Master storytellers know what to do and how to tell a story. Some from an instinctive place within them and others from an understanding of the rules. If they know the rules they can share them with us. Here is master storyteller of Andrew Stanton sharing […]

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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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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 54 : You’ll Never Guess the Surprises from a Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:34 — 18.7MB) Tweet What I got from creating a Life Story for my family! In 2010 I originally record the Life Story of my uncle for entirely selfish reasons only to discover that I could do so much more for others and myself than I could […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Episode 27 : Little Things for Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:47 — 31.7MB) Tweet It’s the little things in your Life Story that we relate to. Think of some great person and their story. Particularly one of those biographies where you know the back story. How they got to greatness or how the fell from grace. Consider […]

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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 26 : Telling Your Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.6MB) Tweet It’s more than just a conversation when you tell a story Have you ever noticed when you have those very casual conversations that sometimes there is a shift in the way things are mentioned. Instead of it just being a back and forth exchange of thoughts […]

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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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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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