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Episode 73 : We Did Some Good – Farewell

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:34 — 31.2MB) Tweet It’s been a great experience but time to move on. It’s now been 2.5 years since I started Create Your Life Story but really the story goes back to 2006 when  I discovered podcasting and spent the next couple of years learning how to produce […]

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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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How to Tell Your Story – It doesn’t have to be a Book

Tweet Tell your Life Story in any way you choose. Biographies are normally thought of as being books but that’s wrong. Biographies are stories nothing else and the technology of telling those stories is your decision, maybe a book, maybe something else. Look at all the digital systems that are now available to you and […]

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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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Episode 63 : Help with Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (40.5MB) Tweet There is help nearby for your Life Story Click to share on Twitter Your great idea of recording a Life Story requires one major achievement. You to actually do it! That’s obvious and with all the content available here on Create Your Life Story you can […]

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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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Interviewing and Story Telling with Ira Glass and Richard Fidler

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Podcast (additional): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:51 — 23.3MB) Tweet What we can learn from the professionals. I was listening to this episode of Richard Fidler’s wonderful Conversations, interview programme on the ABC and thinking how much of it is relevant to what we’re doing with Life Stories. From Richard’s recent trip […]

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Free Quick Start Mini-Guide to Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:58 — 9.4MB) Tweet Find something simple to start today. The huge amount of content here on Create Your Life Story has created an issue of overwhelm for some people. I know that feeling from personal experience of starting on these projects and I want to help you. Where […]

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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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Episode 61 : Difference of Life Story and Oral History

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:57 — 30.8MB) Tweet What we can learn from Oral History and how we travel our own path. Oral history and storytelling bookend what we’re doing here at Create Your Life Story with our family Life Stories. Oral history is academic and storytelling is theatric.We’re not exactly in either […]

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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 60 : Remember the Stories of Community

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:30 — 23.1MB) Tweet Remember the groups of people and the stories of shared lives. We all live in different communities that change over time. Some we leave some change but all are filled with the people who we share our lives with, forming the stories of […]

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Live Question & Answer Show

Tweet Come and join us on our first live Q&A on Ustream.   Everyone is welcome to join the First live broadcast of Create Your Life Story with host Ian Kath. Live broadcast by Ustream I mentioned the graphic with links on the images that could be used to generate a linkable PDF. This is […]

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Episode 59 : Smash and Mash Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:33 — 41.1MB) Tweet Make your Life Story more than the sum of the parts Once you start digging into it, your live can seem like an archaeological expedition. There are just so many things that you can start to bring to surface to help remind you […]

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Episode 58 : Oral History View of Life Stories

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:33 — 46.9MB) Tweet Oral History shows the professional methods to a Life Story Creating your own personal family history, Life Story will utilise some the methods of various different techniques of human communication. In the past we talked about the skills of Storytelling and how to get across […]

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Questions, Answers and Topics Discussed on Live WebCast

Tweet Coming soon to an internet connection near you 17/18 September 2011 In the latest podcast episode, Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story, I mentioned that we’ll be having our first opportunity to get together live, to answer questions and discuss aspects of creating a Life Story. Too often we just wonder about things and never consider specific […]

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