November 28, 2011

Help With Your Life Story

Here's a terrific new post from our friend Ian Kath at

Episode 63 : Help with Your Life Story

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 get the knowledge to start and complete a project but you may need more.

The help for your Life Story project

Depending on what your project is and what you intend to create will determine any help you’ll need.

If the project is about yourself you may be self motivated enough to record your stories, edit them and have them in a final form for everyone without any help or if you’re going to record someone else you may know the topics you want to talk about, feel confident to have a conversation, then move onto the editing and publishing without any outside help.

If this is the case you need read no further however not everyone can do everything and sometimes we need a little assistance.

Maybe you need someone’s help for various reasons.
  • Take on the whole project from preparation to publishing.
  • Record a relative for you, as you’re too close.
  • You know what to talk about but you want a conversational partner.
  • Help with the technology once it’s recorded.
  • Transcribe the audio for use in publishing a book.
  • Edit the audio into something listenable.
  • Edit images with music and stories to create a digital story.
It doesn’t matter if you’re recording your own story or someone else, you may need help with some aspect of the project. Chances are the information to get you started is here on Create Your Life Story but maybe you need someone a little more hands on. By working with someone on this project you don’t have to know or do everything that’s necessary but can concentrate on what you do best and allow someone else to pick up on where you struggle.

The important thing is to get started on your project then move methodically through to completion and having help at strategic points will enable your Life Story project to avoid the stagnating that can bring on despair and possibly missing the opportunities you have. Handballing parts of the project means you’ll keep focused and have someone the help you keep moving forward.

Continued . . .

Click here to visit Create Your Life Story, read the whole post, and to listen to Ian's inspirational audio podcast #63.

To get a kick start to beginning a life story project, get the Quick Start Guide to Your Life Story by clicking here and you'll be underway in just an hour.

"No one better understands the importance of capturing, preserving, sharing, and celebrating our life stories than Ian Kath. The amount of easy to follow how-to advice offered in this guide is amazing. This is a "must have" resource for anyone thinking about creating their own life story project." Kevin Farkas, founder  of The Social Voice Project

November 24, 2011

Let's Thank and Honor Our Everyday Heroes

                                                                      (Photo Aya Hibri)
We at The Social Voice Project believe that ordinary people have extraordinary life stories to tell--if only we could hear them.  Such stories tend to humanize us, and they remind us about what's really important in our lives.  In a world driven by excessive materialism, sensationalism, and moral confusion these stories help put our lives into perspective.  

We can learn a lot from each other--teach each other--if we more often celebrated the everyday heroics of everyday heroes.

Check out this inspiring reminder...

DEAR ABBY: A while back you asked your readers to name their heroes. May I contribute?

My heroes are nameless, often faceless and in most cases unsung. They will never have 15 minutes of fame. Their deeds won’t be recorded in history books, but their kindness inspires and their good deeds will forever affect the lives of others -- though some may not realize it.

My heroes are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, foster parents, teachers, playground monitors and crossing guards who teach others to have values and common sense, and to be ethical in their treatment of others.