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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 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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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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Stunning Memorial to a Fragile Life

Tweet You just have to listen to this! Sometimes it’s not about someone telling their story – but of us telling the story, of what they meant to us. Sometimes we just need to get our thoughts out there and in doing so we manage to capture an essence of who they are/were. Kevin Farkas from the […]

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Episode 57 : Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:33 — 48.7MB) Tweet A simple tool to discover the topics of your Life Story and a different way to share the whole of your life in one view! Today’s episode of Create Your Life Story is full of listener feedback about how their individual projects are developing including […]

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Life Stories for Genealogists.

Tweet Interview on GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio Today I had the opportunity to share with some of the genealogy community on GeneaBloggers BlogTalk Radio the advantages of recording a life story and how that will become part of the history for future generation. If you want to listen to the show I’m on from about […]

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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 47 : Overcoming the Underwhelm

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:56 — 49.7MB) Tweet The excuses driven by underwhelmed motivation You know that capturing a Life Story in some form is a great idea and maybe even occasionally at 2:30am you have had a little panic attack knowing that you need to get underway, NOW! …But then […]

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Say Hello via Audio

Tweet Don’t be shy… Say G’Day I know, you feel a little shy and you may not be totally comfortable on the microphone yet but what better way to move forward than to tell your story to someone who understands. I’ve recently installed a SoundCloud easy audio uploader so you can drop me a comment […]

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Episode 39 : The Reason They Don’t Listen to Your Life Lessons

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:07 — 51.3MB) Tweet History is philosophy taught by example. How many things have you done and lessons learnt that you could share with others. The challenge is in helping them understand the lesson without them having the same experiences. A wiser way for them to learn […]

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Interviewing as if they were Your Lover

Tweet Hanging on every word… Remember when you first meet that special person? When everything was bliss and you couldn’t bare to be apart? It didn’t matter what you did, as long as you were together, talking, laughing and loving each other. You would talk for hours wouldn’t you? And listen so intently, hanging on […]

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Episode 35 : Why You Won’t Record Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.2MB) Tweet A Life Story – For most it’s only, a Great Idea! Everyone I tell about Create Your Life Story say what a great idea it is, then something like, ” I wish I had have recorded my Gran, she had so many wonderful experiences in her […]

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Genealogy is Dead

Tweet There is no future in Genealogy – It’s all about the past There you are poking through the archives. Looking at old documents trying to discover the secret that is the final number to the code to reveal the next layer of your family history. If only you can find this one last piece […]

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Episode 33 : Don’t have an Amazing Life and Not Tell Us!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:50 — 52.3MB) Tweet Don’t you dare take your stories with you! Don’t you dare, not at least consider the importance of someone’s or your own story before you start procrastinating about creating a Life Story project. Our Life Story is something that we take for granted. […]

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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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