Create Your Life Story : Helping You Record a Lifetime of Stories
By Ian Kath
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Everyone has an Amazing Story! How often have you heard “I wish I had have recorded my relative, alas it’s now too late.” In this podcast Ian Kath will show you how to record, edit and publish a Life Story of either yourself or someone you know to Create Your/Their Life Story. Create Your Life Story has a continuing programme of posts, podcasts and video to assist you with new information, techniques and skills to help you to produce your own Life Story. Just subscribe to have it downloaded for free now.
||CleanEpisode 73 : We Did Some Good – Farewell||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 my othe||7 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72 : Kevin Farkas’ Social Voice Project.||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.||21 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71 : Prompts & Topics for Your LifeStory||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,||27 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70 : Corralling Information to Collect then Share||Collect the content, then share your project! You need content for a Life Story project. Not just the content you’ll generate yourself in the recording or the shoe box of old photos you have stashed under the bed.||16 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69 : Sounds of Your Life||Audio as prompts & atmosphere for your personal story! The most obvious audio you have, will be the recorded conversation and the most obvious prompts for getting that audio are questions. But there are other types of prompts, including audio.||27 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 68 : Cheap Audio Transcription for Writing Your Life Story||Transcribe your audio biography for as little as 20€ per audio hour and help people around the world. A biography is not a book. A biography is a recorded story of someone’s Life Story using any system that is appropriate.||14 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 67 : Audio Snapshots of Your Life Story||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!||24 2 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 66 : Digital Journals, Time-travel & Surprises from a Life Story||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 at Your Story.||24 1 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65 : Talking to Family and Really Hearing their Stories||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.||24 12 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 64 : It’s About Your Story – Hindenburg Editing Software||Hindenburg makes editing your Life Story simple so you can concentrate on the Story Click to share on Twitter I know the feeling of getting bogged down on the details of Creating a Life Story. There are so many things that can take you attention away f..||8 12 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63 : Help with Your Life Story||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.||28 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree Quick Start Mini-Guide to Your Life Story||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.||5 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62 : Fear of Your Life Story||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.||1 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61 : Difference of Life Story and Oral History||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.||20 10 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 60 : Remember the Stories of Community||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 our lives.||5 10 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 59 : Smash and Mash Your Life Story||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 of your life story.||12 9 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 58 : Oral History View of Life Stories||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 Storytelli.||5 9 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 57 : Storyboard to See Your Whole Life Story||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 includin||29 8 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56 : The Secret – They’ll Telling You Everything||Your infatuation will cause them to open up Great storytellers can draw you into their world of interests but most people need someone to be a provocateur to help them express themselves. That’s your role! It’s never an interview but a directed conver||15 8 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 55 : 3 Steps to the Stories of Your Philosophy on Life||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 sometimes find yourse||3 8 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54 : You’ll Never Guess the Surprises from a Life Story||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 have every imagined.||28 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53 : Silence – Nothing Helps Your Story||What is a vase? The container or the space within? Silence is like empty space, it doesn’t seem to be anything. But in actual fact, without the silence, the void, or the margins, the space around things is needed to make sense of the thing.||13 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 52 : LifeStory Designing Your Life Story||LifeStory Designing your life in all the different ways. Once you’ve recorded the audio of the conversations and it’s time to Create Your Life Story, what do you do with all the other wonderful things from you life?||4 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoHindenburg Audio Editor Overview for Your Life Story||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.||29 6 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 51 : The Simplest & Best Audio Editor for Your Life Story||The best, easiest and simplest audio editor for conversations. Life Stories need little technology to edit but until recently there hasn’t been anything available that did the job to make the spoken word more interesting and engaging.||29 6 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50 : 5 Historical Timelines of Your Life Story||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 the||20 6 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 49 : Discover the Missing People of Your Autobiography||Don’t forget the important insignificant people Too often we look to the things of our life to talk about. The places, adventures, heartache, career even the family but we don’t take the time to consider all the people of our Life Story.||9 6 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 48 : Cost of a Life – Story||What is the cost and the benefit of recording a Life Story Value, cost and worth are all interesting terms. Most of the time we associate them with the financial cost of something but when we’re talking of a Life Story it’s important to consider the e||29 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47 : Overcoming the Underwhelm||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!||24 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46 : Why You Can’t Afford to Not Use a Blog||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 worth capturing for posterity.||16 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45 : A Biography is not a Book||Your Life Story can be anything you want. Your auto/biography is only relevant if it’s captured and if it’s consumed by others. So the best system is the one that people are most comfortable with using to create and share your Life Story.||9 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44 : Say More with Nothing||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 they can scr...||3 5 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43 : Professional Storytelling Tips for a Real Life Story||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,||28 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42 : Unexpected Surprises from Creating a Life Story||You’ll never know what surprises there are until you Create Your Life Story! Here on Create Your Life Story I’m constantly wanting to motivate you to start on your personal Life Story project but I know that there can be several issues with getting un||26 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41 : Listen and They’ll Tell You Everything||Genuine listening is the key to their confidence It’s not what they say but the way you listen, that helps people to share the deepest parts of themselves. We often think we listen… but do we? Are we really listening or are we just taking turns to spe||13 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40 : Saving Your Life – Story||Loose it and your story ceases to exist What if you were to loose all those recordings that you’ve worked so hard to produce? All those hours of conversation… gone! As far as future generations are concerned you’d cease to exist.||4 4 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39 : The Reason They Don’t Listen to Your Life Lessons||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.||31 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38 : The Wonders of Editing||Audio editing is easier than you think! Unfortunately there is some fear of editing, especially when you first see editing software but it needn’t be so. In this episode of Create Your Life Story we’ll look at some of simple things that you can do to||24 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37 : Two Systems to Help You Unravel Your Life Story||Chase a Theme or Flow with the Times We know a Life Story is about an individual’s life and we want to include certain key points but how do we go about tying all the other elements together, to flush out this life,||14 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 : Secret Interview Techniques the Professionals Don’t Even Know||Forget what you learnt at school! It’s time to record an interview. But first we need to prepare, know the personality and everything about them – Correct? This is what we’re told. All the professional interviewers say this. University courses say,||8 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 : Why You Won’t Record Your Life Story||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 life.||3 3 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 : Publishing Your Life Story as Multimedia||Share all of Your Life Story in One System A life is not one event or experience. We all have multiple events throughout our lives often recorded on various pieces of memorabilia along with our personal memories.||21 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 : Don’t have an Amazing Life and Not Tell Us!||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||15 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 : 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Life Story Project – Today||Get started today on your Life Story or “How to avoid the overwhelm.” Don’t look at this web site! Looking at Create Your Life Story for many people, with the amount of information that is now available, can be intimidating.||8 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 : Big Times in My Life Story||What would you do if that event happened on you? Welcome To Episode 31 of Create Your Life Story but this episode is my story and the reason I’ve been out of the loop for three weeks It’s been a while since my last podcast and post about the events of||2 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|46||CleanVideoHow to Get Your Life Story Blog at WordPress.com||Get your WordPress.com blog with this helpful video The greatest thing about WordPress.com is how easy it is to sign up for an account and have your own Internet publishing tool (similar to a site like this one) in just a few minutes.||8 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 : How do I Write My Story? – Get a Blog!||Get a Blog to Learn How to Creating a Life Story Biography It takes time to produce a Life Story. Along the way there are many distractions. Some are from outside influences of your life, while some are due to the issues with actually creating the cont...||4 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 : Stories of Celebrations in Your Life||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 w...||22 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 : You Can’t Make Someone Tell Their Story||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 the stories of someone’s life but||14 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 : Little Things for Your Story||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.||6 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 : Telling Your Story||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.||29 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 : Prompting Your Conversation||The prompts of your Life Story are around you. Prompts, ideas or any of the conversational topics are one of the first things that people seem to struggle with when it comes to recording their biography. What will I mention?||23 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 : Zoom H1 a Perfect Personal Life Story Recorder||Add Giant Squid Lapel microphones and the Zoom H1 is just the recorder for all Your Life Story needs. Click to share on Twitter The Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder from Samson is the ideal recorder for our application of recording personal audi...||17 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife Story Presentation for Seniors||Introduction to Create Your Life Story at Tamborine Mt U3A. The University of the Third Age is an international organisation of individual chapters where seniors can share their lifetime of knowledge with each other about anything of their choosing.||6 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 : Cooking Up Your Life Story||What is the Basic Recipe for a Life Story Click to share on Twitter If you’ve ever watched one of those celebrity chef cooking style shows, the number one thing that is noticed is the individual styles that they have. Whether it is Jamie Oliver,||25 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 : How Do Others Perceive Your Story||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 initial approach through t...||15 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 : Ghost Writing Your Biography||Ghost Writing an autobiography – The easy way to write your book. Click to share on Twitter Your Life Story project need not only be about the audio that you’ve taken the time to record and edit, it could also include using that content in writing a b||4 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 : Record a Life Story then Write a Biography||Recording your stories is the easiest start to writing your Life Story Click to share on Twitter You have an idea to write a biography, of yourself or someone else. You know there are many things to discover, share and get off your chest.||27 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 : Teaching Your Life Story to Others||We are both, at once students and teachers of life Click to share on Twitter When I started Your Story I knew nothing of the internet or how to produce a podcast. I didn’t go to school to do a course. I started looking around the Internet and discovere.||20 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 : Saving Your Life Story – Archiving||If it all Goes Away – Saving Your Life Story “Plan B” Click to share on Twitter No longer does a biography need to be lost to time, now we can save your Life Story from all the things that can destroy it including time.||14 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 : Tips to Help Others Find your Audio||Help others find what is in the audio – Metadata Click to share on Twitter In this Episode 17 of Create Your Life Story we look at the extra content to include within the files and posts that will lead others to discover your Life Story.||6 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 : Posting Audio on Your Web Site||Playing Audio on Your WordPress.com site Click to share on Twitter We have our audio and we have our website, now in this Episode 16 of Create Your Life Story we bring them together in one place for the world to be able to easily access and listen to y...||30 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 : Personalised Life Story Web Site||It’s easy to share a Life Story on a Personal Web Site Click to share on Twitter With the developing ease of blogging sites it’s now easy to build your own web site, to share with the world a Life Story, in this Episode 15 of Create Your Life Story we||25 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 : Importance of Music||Set the scene, create the mood and make a point with music. Click to share on Twitter Music can have profound effects on the mood of an audio Life Story and in Episode 14 of Create Your Life Story we are going to dig in and see how to use it for our be...||16 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 : Audio Editing of a Life Story||The Recording is completed, now to make it a listening pleasure! Click to share on Twitter You have the audio recorded so now tt’s time to look how you will edit your Life Story and what style we use. To date you’ve been concerned with everything you||10 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 : Recording Technique||Just before and after you press Record! Click to share on Twitter In Episode Twelve of Create Your Life Story we look at what we are going to do in the actual recording process We have everything ready and it’s time to actually start recording.||2 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 : Choosing and Creating the Best Recording Location||Setting the Location for a Great Audio Recording Click to share on Twitter Noise, noise, noise! The number one bane of my existence in recording audio is finding environments that are suitably relaxing and quiet.||26 7 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 : Conversational Interview Technique – Let’s Have a Chat||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 a good ex||20 7 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 : Storytelling Skills and Technique||Telling Your Story – Authentic, Laconic and Captivating Click to share on Twitter You’re Telling Your Story Storytelling is the art of taking a story, your story or another’s and retelling that story. Creating entertainment utilising all the ski||12 7 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 : Talking of Passion||Passion – The compelling force of any kind of feeling or emotion. Click to share on Twitter Episode Eight of Create Your Life Story is about the Passion that is the energy behind all great stories. It is a term used in various different ways but for t||5 7 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 : What to talk about – Prompts||Nine Aspects of Life and the Prompts to Start Your Story! Click to share on Twitter Welcome To Episode Seven of Create Your Life Story. So you want to talk to someone or you want to record yourself, but what are you going to talk about?||28 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 : Start Recording a Life Story||Start Small, Just Record Click to share on Twitter With any new project, like recording a Your Life Story, it’s important to start! Filling your life with the preparation is often a form of procrastination.||21 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 : Audio Recorders – What You Need to Record a Life Story||The recorder you need you may already have and others that you don’t know of. Click to share on Twitter This Episode 5 of Create Your Life Story will help you realise what you need to record a life story and the equipment that is open to you today.||15 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 : What do you Want to Achieve with an Audio Life Story?||What would you like to see from producing an audio Life Story? – What is your minimum and maximum effort? Click to share on Twitter When I started producing Your Story I considered using my iPod nano with a microphone.||7 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 : Is it too Late to Start an Audio Life Story?||When is it too late to start a Life Story Project? Click to share on Twitter Welcome To Episode Three of Create Your Life Story. The last of three episodes that introduces the ideas and motivations behind this podcast and site. I asked the question,||31 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 : Why even Bother with an Audio Life Story?||The reasons you’ve never thought of to record a Life Story Biography Click to share on Twitter These are some of the reasons for using audio as a system for creating a biography in this episode of Create Your Life Story.||25 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 : Introduction to Create Your Life Story Podcast||The start of how you can Create Your Life Story. Click to share on Twitter This first episode (the first of three as an overall general introduction) is about how I came to starting this podcast and my goals in sharing how to record an audio Life Story...||17 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Don't delay download today!
Ian Kath walks us through the challenges of recording audio biographies.
A great step by step guide and motivational podcast to see you recording those stories about what life was like for mum, dad, nana, pop and anyone you care to record, young or old.
When people pass away, they take those great stories of life in different times and places with them, and then those stories are lost forever.
Don't delay, download this great podcast today, you will be glad you did, and so will generations to come.
Whether you're interested in nifty and effective ways to create your own story or the stories of others, this podcast is for you. Ian uses a natural storytelling manner in his podcast which makes it so easy to listen to. Ian's ideas make the process of creating your own lifestory or someone else's lifestory interesting and do-able.
Ian's podcast helps listeners to work out what the important things in life are all about - stories about real people’s lives, the stories that make our lives meaningful. In the age when celebrity status seems to dominate the media, Ian values the story of the common man and the common woman.
Thanks, Ian, for your wonderful work!
I have just stumbled across Ian's podcast today, I have been thinking about getting into podcasts and have been listening to a few different people who want to sell you microphones and courses. Ian is just giving ideas on how to record from the equipment and skills of getting the story.
As I said a great listen.
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