Story Telling

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 72 : Kevin Farkas’ Social Voice Project.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:41 — 34.0MB) Tweet A Social Voice for your Community. Now with the modern digital age it’s even easier for people around the world to keep the stories of a lifetime alive long into the future for others to hear, read and see. One person I’ve meet through […]

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Your Story Tips – Helping You Tell Your Story

Tweet Quick tips for helping you with you storytelling. Now that we have so much content here at Create Your Life Story it’s easy to be overwhelmed when really it should be simple and easy. I’ve started a series of short form tips to help you record your life, one small story at a time […]

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Episode 67 : Audio Snapshots of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:57 — 28.0MB) Tweet Enhance your skill & confidence while recording your LifeStory. Getting started is often the hardest part of recording a life story and getting started isn’t all the preparation. It’s starting to record audio. Your Audio! A good place to get some motivation is with the […]

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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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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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Episode 62 : Fear of Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:22 — 29.3MB) Tweet Are you fearful of telling your story, or just a little shy? In this episode of Create Your Life Story I want to open a conversation about the reasons for people not wanting to tell their stories, particularly when they say that they are interested. […]

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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 55 : 3 Steps to the Stories of Your Philosophy on Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.9MB) Tweet One sentence to sum up your philosophy on life Push, pull… Fight, kick and scratch or just let it be and do as you like, or not! How do you do this thing called your life? If you’ve had the good fortune to raise children you’ll […]

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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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70 Year Journey Back in Time

Tweet Your own personal Time Machine Imagine for a moment stepping through a door, back in time to the dark days of WWII. What would you see if you could travel in that time machine? How many little things would be the same and how many would have changed? Recently a woman who owned a […]

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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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Episode 44 : Say More with Nothing

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Tweet Pause to create the space and rhythm of a conversation One of the things that always comes up when you decide to Create Your Life Story is how to deal with the breaks in conversation or the pauses. Sometimes pauses get in the way but often […]

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Episode 43 : Professional Storytelling Tips for a Real Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:39 — 65.8MB) Tweet Get the attention you want with some storytelling skills For all of our lives we tell stories. Stories to get our message across, to help others and to share some entertaining information. We share stories in all parts of our life, the most […]

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Take Your Body on a Storytelling Journey

Tweet Use a theme to find amazing stories from your life. We are all many things but we tend to bunch them all together to say who we are. Our language however show us that we think of each of these things as aspects, different from who the core Us is. We say we are […]

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