APH: Life Story People Podcast http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog The Life Story People Podcast is the official podcast of the Association of Personal Historians. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:08:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-APH_Logo_Avatar_white-200x200.jpg APH: Life Story People Podcast http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog 32 32 Association of Personal Historians clean Association of Personal Historians lindac001@msn.com lindac001@msn.com (Association of Personal Historians) 2016-2017 Association of Personal Historians The official podcast of the Association of Personal Historians APH: Life Story People Podcast http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/APHPodcastArt-3000x3000.jpg http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog TV-G Connect-Learn-Prosper at The Life Story Symposium in St. Paul, Minnesota – APH16 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/connect-learn-prosper-at-the-life-story-symposium-in-st-paul-minnesota-aph16/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:39:36 +0000 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/?p=27202 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/connect-learn-prosper-at-the-life-story-symposium-in-st-paul-minnesota-aph16/#comments http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/connect-learn-prosper-at-the-life-story-symposium-in-st-paul-minnesota-aph16/feed/ 1 The Association of Personal Historians has been holding annual conferences for years. These yearly get-togethers have always offered great opportunities for networking and learning, consistently sending attendees home excited and energized and ready to apply what they’ve learned to their personal history businesses. This year, however, there will be no conference! In its place, will […] The Association of Personal Historians has been holding annual conferences for years. These yearly get-togethers have always offered great opportunities for networking and learning, consistently sending attendees home excited and energized and ready to apply what they’ve learned to their personal history businesses. This year, however, there will be no conference! In its place, will be something even better: A rebranded and reimagined event called The Life Story Symposium, set for September 24–27 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The symposium planning committee listened to member feedback from previous conferences, threw out what wasn’t working, and added some exciting new features, all centered around the symposium theme of “Connect-Learn-Prosper.” In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Conference Director Mary Beth Lagerborg and Conference Program Chair Lori Nelson-Reid. They tell us what the symposium is all about and describe the value it will deliver to APH members.

The symposium and the hotel are expected to sell out, so be sure to register for the symposium and book your hotel room early. Visit the symposium pages on the APH website for up-to-date information and to register.

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The Association of Personal Historians has been holding annual conferences for years. These yearly get-togethers have always offered great opportunities for networking and learning, consistently sending attendees home excited and energized and ready to... Association of Personal Historians has been holding annual conferences for years. These yearly get-togethers have always offered great opportunities for networking and learning, consistently sending attendees home excited and energized and ready to apply what they’ve learned to their personal history businesses. This year, however, there will be no conference! In its place, will be something even better: A rebranded and reimagined event called The Life Story Symposium, set for September 24–27 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The symposium planning committee listened to member feedback from previous conferences, threw out what wasn’t working, and added some exciting new features, all centered around the symposium theme of “Connect-Learn-Prosper.” In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Conference Director Mary Beth Lagerborg and Conference Program Chair Lori Nelson-Reid. They tell us what the symposium is all about and describe the value it will deliver to APH members.
The symposium and the hotel are expected to sell out, so be sure to register for the symposium and book your hotel room early. Visit the symposium pages on the APH website for up-to-date information and to register.
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Meet APH President Stephanie Kadel Taras – APH15 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-aph-president-stephanie-kadel-taras-aph15/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:09:15 +0000 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/?p=8745 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-aph-president-stephanie-kadel-taras-aph15/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-aph-president-stephanie-kadel-taras-aph15/feed/ 0 APH starts 2017 with a new president: Stephanie Kadel Taras. Stephanie is a long time personal historian and APH member. She has more than twenty years of experience as a professional interviewer and writer. Stephanie’s specialty: Complex narrative histories for large families, family businesses, colleges, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. She’s a popular public speaker […] APH starts 2017 with a new president: Stephanie Kadel Taras. Stephanie is a long time personal historian and APH member. She has more than twenty years of experience as a professional interviewer and writer.Stephanie Kadel Taras Stephanie’s specialty: Complex narrative histories for large families, family businesses, colleges, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. She’s a popular public speaker and presents talks on the value of history and its impact on family dynamics, corporate culture, and sense of self. Stephanie recorded a brief chat with Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender during the 2016 APH conference in Fort Worth, Texas. During this chat, you’ll learn a little about our new president and her vision for the future of the Association of Personal Historians.

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APH starts 2017 with a new president: Stephanie Kadel Taras. Stephanie is a long time personal historian and APH member. She has more than twenty years of experience as a professional interviewer and writer. APH starts 2017 with a new president: Stephanie Kadel Taras. Stephanie is a long time personal historian and APH member. She has more than twenty years of experience as a professional interviewer and writer. Stephanie’s specialty: Complex narrative histories for large families, family businesses, colleges, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. She’s a popular public speaker and presents talks on the value of history and its impact on family dynamics, corporate culture, and sense of self. Stephanie recorded a brief chat with Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender during the 2016 APH conference in Fort Worth, Texas. During this chat, you’ll learn a little about our new president and her vision for the future of the Association of Personal Historians.
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Making the Most of Your APH 2016 Conference Experience – APH14 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/making-the-most-of-your-aph-2016-conference-experience-aph14/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:00:51 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8422 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/making-the-most-of-your-aph-2016-conference-experience-aph14/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/making-the-most-of-your-aph-2016-conference-experience-aph14/feed/ 0 This is it—the last podcast episode before “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conferences offer terrific opportunities for learning and networking, and in this final, pre-conference segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender asks Dhyan Atkinson, a business skills trainer, marketing consultant, […] This is it—the last podcast episode before “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians,Dhyan Atkinson kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conferences offer terrific opportunities for learning and networking, and in this final, pre-conference segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender asks Dhyan Atkinson, a business skills trainer, marketing consultant, business coach, and veteran of many APH conferences, for tips on the ways you can make the most of your APH conference experience.

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This is it—the last podcast episode before “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conferences offer terrific opportunities for learning and networking, and in this final, This is it—the last podcast episode before “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conferences offer terrific opportunities for learning and networking, and in this final, pre-conference segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender asks Dhyan Atkinson, a business skills trainer, marketing consultant, business coach, and veteran of many APH conferences, for tips on the ways you can make the most of your APH conference experience.
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Meet the APH 2016 Conference Program Chair! – APH13 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-aph-2016-conference-program-chair-aph13/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:00:31 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8398 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-aph-2016-conference-program-chair-aph13/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-aph-2016-conference-program-chair-aph13/feed/ 0 Staging an APH conference requires a team effort—and leading the APH conference team is the job of the conference program chair. This year’s conference program chair is Martha Humphries. Martha and her team have been working for many months to make “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort […] Staging an APH conference requires a team effort—and leading the APH conference team is the job of the conference program chair. This year’s conference program chair is Martha Humphries.2016 APH Conference Chair Martha Humphries Martha and her team have been working for many months to make “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas, an event that will greatly benefit conference attendees. But what, exactly, does a conference program chair do? In this episode of the Life Story People Podcast, host Steve Pender chats with Martha about just what her position entails.

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Staging an APH conference requires a team effort—and leading the APH conference team is the job of the conference program chair. This year’s conference program chair is Martha Humphries. Martha and her team have been working for many months to make “Ki... Staging an APH conference requires a team effort—and leading the APH conference team is the job of the conference program chair. This year’s conference program chair is Martha Humphries. Martha and her team have been working for many months to make “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas, an event that will greatly benefit conference attendees. But what, exactly, does a conference program chair do? In this episode of the Life Story People Podcast, host Steve Pender chats with Martha about just what her position entails.
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Meet the Kick It Up! Workshop Presenters – Part 3 – APH12 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-3-aph12/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:00:23 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8344 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-3-aph12/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-3-aph12/feed/ 0 We’ve spent the last two episodes getting to know the folks who’ll be leading the informational and inspirational workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas – and in this podcast, host Steve Pender introduces you to the final group of workshop presenters. They are: […] We’ve spent the last two episodes getting to know the folks who’ll be leading the informational and inspirational workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas – and in this podcast, host Steve Pender introduces you to the final group of workshop presenters.

They are:

Patricia Charpentier2016 Conference Workshop Presenters
– Make Microsoft Word Work for You
– Spiritual Memoir

Jo Eckler
– Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Working with Traumatic Memories

Katie Murphy
– Print Production Decisions

Lauren Midgley
– Marketing Lightning Rounds: Answers to Pressing Marketing Issues

cj Madigan
– Print Production Workflow: Key to a Smooth, Profitable Book Project
– Money Matters: Calculating a Profitable Hourly Rate

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We’ve spent the last two episodes getting to know the folks who’ll be leading the informational and inspirational workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas – and in this podcast, We’ve spent the last two episodes getting to know the folks who’ll be leading the informational and inspirational workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas – and in this podcast, host Steve Pender introduces you to the final group of workshop presenters.
They are:
Patricia Charpentier

– Make Microsoft Word Work for You

– Spiritual Memoir
Jo Eckler

– Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Working with Traumatic Memories
Katie Murphy

– Print Production Decisions
Lauren Midgley

– Marketing Lightning Rounds: Answers to Pressing Marketing Issues
cj Madigan

– Print Production Workflow: Key to a Smooth, Profitable Book Project

– Money Matters: Calculating a Profitable Hourly Rate
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Meet the Kick It Up! Workshop Presenters – Part 2 – APH11 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-2-aph11/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:30:54 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8327 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-2-aph11/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-2-aph11/feed/ 0 In this segment, you’ll meet six more personal history pros who will be offering workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conference workshops are always informational and inspirational—and they add great value to the conference experience. By the way, two of our keynote […] In this segment, you’ll meet six more personal history pros who will be offering workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conference workshops are always informational and inspirational—and they add great value to the conference experience. By the way, two of our keynote speakers, John Philip Coletta and Max Krochmal, and the producer of the conference’s Oral Fixation public-facing event, Nicole Stewart, are also presenting workshops. You can learn all about them in previous Life Story People Podcast programs

In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender introduces you to:
2016 Conference Workshop Presenters
Stacy Derby
– Let’s Talk Business: Better Product, Better Income

Pat McNees
– Copyrights, Rights, and Permissions: What Personal Historians Need to Know

Lili Shank
– Add Audio to Your Repertoire: Expand Your Business with Audio

Linda Coffin
– How to Stay Alive in Business: Lessons from 30 Years of Self-Employment

Sarah White
– Pricing for Profit: A Framework Based on Costs and Markets

Dee Dees
– Teaching Life Writing: Crafting Workshops and Seminars

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In this segment, you’ll meet six more personal history pros who will be offering workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conference workshops are always informational and inspi... In this segment, you’ll meet six more personal history pros who will be offering workshops at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. APH conference workshops are always informational and inspirational—and they add great value to the conference experience. By the way, two of our keynote speakers, John Philip Coletta and Max Krochmal, and the producer of the conference’s Oral Fixation public-facing event, Nicole Stewart, are also presenting workshops. You can learn all about them in previous Life Story People Podcast programs
In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender introduces you to:

Stacy Derby

– Let’s Talk Business: Better Product, Better Income
Pat McNees

– Copyrights, Rights, and Permissions: What Personal Historians Need to Know
Lili Shank

– Add Audio to Your Repertoire: Expand Your Business with Audio
Linda Coffin

– How to Stay Alive in Business: Lessons from 30 Years of Self-Employment
Sarah White

– Pricing for Profit: A Framework Based on Costs and Markets
Dee Dees

– Teaching Life Writing: Crafting Workshops and Seminars
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Meet the Kick It Up! Workshop Presenters – Part 1 – APH10 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-1-aph10/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:25:22 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8305 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-1-aph10/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-the-kick-it-up-workshop-presenters-part-1-aph10/feed/ 0 Informational and inspirational workshops have always been at the core of APH conferences, and this year the tradition continues with a great lineup of classes at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2016 APH conference features twenty-five workshops presented in five sessions. Over the […] Informational and inspirational workshops have always been at the core of APH conferences, and this year the tradition continues with a great lineup of classes at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2016 APH conference features twenty-five workshops presented in five sessions. Over the next few podcasts, you’ll meet this year’s presenters.
2016 Conference Workshop Presenters

In this episode you’ll learn about the following presenters and workshops:

Steve Pender
– If Ken Burns Can Do It: Video Storytelling Techniques
– Today’s Speaker Is… Public Speaking for Video Biographers

James Walsh
– Narrative as Catharsis: A History of Healing Through Story
– Labor History 101: History as Experienced by the Workers

Martie McNabb
– Show & Tell: A Kick-it-up Tool

Alli Joseph
– Branding Your Personal History Company: Logos, Language and Brand Promise

Dan Darling
– Video Production from Soup to Nuts 1: Part 1—Elements of Production
– Video Production from Soup to Nuts 2: Part 2—Post Production

Mary Beth Lagerborg
– Crafting a Commercial Personal History: I Never Promised You a Best-Seller

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Informational and inspirational workshops have always been at the core of APH conferences, and this year the tradition continues with a great lineup of classes at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Wort... Informational and inspirational workshops have always been at the core of APH conferences, and this year the tradition continues with a great lineup of classes at “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2016 APH conference features twenty-five workshops presented in five sessions. Over the next few podcasts, you’ll meet this year’s presenters.

In this episode you’ll learn about the following presenters and workshops:
Steve Pender

– If Ken Burns Can Do It: Video Storytelling Techniques

– Today’s Speaker Is… Public Speaking for Video Biographers
James Walsh

– Narrative as Catharsis: A History of Healing Through Story

– Labor History 101: History as Experienced by the Workers
Martie McNabb

– Show & Tell: A Kick-it-up Tool
Alli Joseph

– Branding Your Personal History Company: Logos, Language and Brand Promise
Dan Darling

– Video Production from Soup to Nuts 1: Part 1—Elements of Production

– Video Production from Soup to Nuts 2: Part 2—Post Production
Mary Beth Lagerborg

– Crafting a Commercial Personal History: I Never Promised You a Best-Seller
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Fort Worth, Texas: The City of Cowboys, Culture, & Personal Historians! – APH9 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/fort-worth-texas-the-city-of-cowboys-culture-personal-historians-aph9/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:33:17 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8261 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/fort-worth-texas-the-city-of-cowboys-culture-personal-historians-aph9/#comments http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/fort-worth-texas-the-city-of-cowboys-culture-personal-historians-aph9/feed/ 1 What is the 16th-largest city in the United States? Where is 60 percent of America’s paper money printed? What city hosts the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country, and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive? Where can you see the famous 1908 Palace Theater Light Bulb, which began burning on September 21, 1908, […]
  • What is the 16th-largest city in the United States?
  • Where is 60 percent of America’s paper money printed?
  • What city hosts the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country, and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive?
  • Where can you see the famous 1908 Palace Theater Light Bulb, which began burning on September 21, 1908, as a backstage light at the Old Byers Opera House and continues to burn today?
  • Finally, where can you go this October to mix and mingle with personal history colleagues from all over the world?
  • The answer, of course, is Fort Worth, Texas, known as the city of cowboys and culture. Now, APH conferences always provide great opportunities for learning, inspiration, professional The Fort Worth Water Gardensdevelopment, and networking. But they also give attendees the chance to experience exciting host cities. And this year, during “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, you’ll be able to explore Fort Worth, a cosmopolitan city where the traditions of the Old West exist side-by-side with modern culture and cuisine. In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender chats with Paola Bowman of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau in order to learn what APH conference-goers can expect to enjoy in Fort Worth.
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    What is the 16th-largest city in the United States? Where is 60 percent of America’s paper money printed? What city hosts the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country, and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive? * What is the 16th-largest city in the United States?
    * Where is 60 percent of America’s paper money printed?
    * What city hosts the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country, and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive?
    * Where can you see the famous 1908 Palace Theater Light Bulb, which began burning on September 21, 1908, as a backstage light at the Old Byers Opera House and continues to burn today?
    * Finally, where can you go this October to mix and mingle with personal history colleagues from all over the world?
    * The answer, of course, is Fort Worth, Texas, known as the city of cowboys and culture. Now, APH conferences always provide great opportunities for learning, inspiration, professional development, and networking. But they also give attendees the chance to experience exciting host cities. And this year, during “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, you’ll be able to explore Fort Worth, a cosmopolitan city where the traditions of the Old West exist side-by-side with modern culture and cuisine. In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender chats with Paola Bowman of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau in order to learn what APH conference-goers can expect to enjoy in Fort Worth.

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    Satisfy Your Oral Fixation at the 2016 APH Conference! – APH8 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/satisfy-your-oral-fixation-at-the-2016-aph-conference-aph8/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:18:59 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8225 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/satisfy-your-oral-fixation-at-the-2016-aph-conference-aph8/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/satisfy-your-oral-fixation-at-the-2016-aph-conference-aph8/feed/ 0 How would you like to hear a great story? In fact, how about a bunch of great stories? At “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, you’ll have a perfect opportunity. For the past few years, the APH conference has featured a public-facing event – a performance open to both […] How would you like to hear a great story? In fact, how about a bunch of great stories? At “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, you’ll have a perfect opportunity. For the past few years, the APH conference has featured a public-facing event – a performance open to both conference-goers and members of the community. These events offer a great opportunity for APH members to mingle with the public and build awareness of the importance of preserving personal history. NicoleStewart-Oral FixationThis year’s event features Oral Fixation, a popular, live personal history storytelling series based in Dallas, Texas. The guiding force behind Oral Fixation is Nicole Stewart, and this year Nicole will bring the best stories and storytellers from Season 5 of Oral Fixation to the Fort Worth conference. Nicole will also offer a workshop that delves into the process of organizing, promoting, and staging an event like Oral Fixation.

    In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Nicole Stewart about her passion for personal stories, what led her to create the Oral Fixation storytelling series, the process involved with bringing personal stories to life on stage, the benefits of sharing life stories, and what attendees at the 2016 conference can expect from their Oral Fixation experience.

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    How would you like to hear a great story? In fact, how about a bunch of great stories? At “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, you’ll have a perfect opportunity. For the past few years, How would you like to hear a great story? In fact, how about a bunch of great stories? At “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians, you’ll have a perfect opportunity. For the past few years, the APH conference has featured a public-facing event – a performance open to both conference-goers and members of the community. These events offer a great opportunity for APH members to mingle with the public and build awareness of the importance of preserving personal history. This year’s event features Oral Fixation, a popular, live personal history storytelling series based in Dallas, Texas. The guiding force behind Oral Fixation is Nicole Stewart, and this year Nicole will bring the best stories and storytellers from Season 5 of Oral Fixation to the Fort Worth conference. Nicole will also offer a workshop that delves into the process of organizing, promoting, and staging an event like Oral Fixation.
    In this episode, podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Nicole Stewart about her passion for personal stories, what led her to create the Oral Fixation storytelling series, the process involved with bringing personal stories to life on stage, the benefits of sharing life stories, and what attendees at the 2016 conference can expect from their Oral Fixation experience.
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    Meet 2016 Pre-Conference Seminar Presenter Stephanie Kadel Taras – APH7 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-pre-conference-seminar-presenter-stephanie-kadel-taras-aph7/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:57:50 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8143 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-pre-conference-seminar-presenter-stephanie-kadel-taras-aph7/#comments http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-pre-conference-seminar-presenter-stephanie-kadel-taras-aph7/feed/ 1 “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians will offer a plethora of learning opportunities to help personal historians to boost their business expertise and refine their crafts. In fact, the learning starts the day before the official conference start, with two, all-day, pre-conference seminars. In this podcast, you’ll meet our […] “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians will offer a plethora of learning opportunities to help personal historians to boost their business expertise and refine their crafts. In fact, the learning starts the day before the official conference start, with two, all-day, pre-conference seminars. Stephanie Kadel TarasIn this podcast, you’ll meet our second pre-conference seminar leader, APH member Stephanie Kadel Taras, Ph.D.. Stephanie’s seminar, entitled, Starting and Succeeding with Your Personal History Business, focuses on the business side of personal history. Stephanie wrote her initial personal history business plan in 2001 and is surprised to discover how relevant it still is to her work today. A former vice president of APH, Stephanie makes a full-time living as a writer through her company, TimePieces Personal Biographies, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Stephanie by phone about her career and about her pre-conference seminar.

    Here’s a brief description of Stephanie’s pre-conference seminar:

    Starting a new personal history business? The conference will offer many opportunities for you to hone your skills, but before you focus on craft, take this seminar to learn how to get established and how to build your business for success. The owner of a successful personal history business and an experienced instructor, Stephanie Kadel Taras will discuss business planning, promotion, products, pricing, and operations tailored to the specifics of a personal history business. She’ll lead a frank discussion about how to make a living in this field, where to spend your time and resources, and how to make the most of what you already know. Using samples, stories, and group brainstorming, Stephanie will target the needs of the attendees. She’ll discuss how a clear vision, purpose, and goals can help with marketing; how a clear focus on products and services will save time and money; how to create a dynamite sample (with a replicable process); and how to get known in your community—and find clients you will love.

    Be sure to join Stephanie Kadel Taras and your APH colleagues from October 23–27, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas, for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!

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    “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians will offer a plethora of learning opportunities to help personal historians to boost their business expertise and refine their crafts. In fact, “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians will offer a plethora of learning opportunities to help personal historians to boost their business expertise and refine their crafts. In fact, the learning starts the day before the official conference start, with two, all-day, pre-conference seminars. In this podcast, you’ll meet our second pre-conference seminar leader, APH member Stephanie Kadel Taras, Ph.D.. Stephanie’s seminar, entitled, Starting and Succeeding with Your Personal History Business, focuses on the business side of personal history. Stephanie wrote her initial personal history business plan in 2001 and is surprised to discover how relevant it still is to her work today. A former vice president of APH, Stephanie makes a full-time living as a writer through her company, TimePieces Personal Biographies, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Stephanie by phone about her career and about her pre-conference seminar.
    Here’s a brief description of Stephanie’s pre-conference seminar:
    Starting a new personal history business? The conference will offer many opportunities for you to hone your skills, but before you focus on craft, take this seminar to learn how to get established and how to build your business for success. The owner of a successful personal history business and an experienced instructor, Stephanie Kadel Taras will discuss business planning, promotion, products, pricing, and operations tailored to the specifics of a personal history business. She’ll lead a frank discussion about how to make a living in this field, where to spend your time and resources, and how to make the most of what you already know. Using samples, stories, and group brainstorming, Stephanie will target the needs of the attendees. She’ll discuss how a clear vision, purpose, and goals can help with marketing; how a clear focus on products and services will save time and money; how to create a dynamite sample (with a replicable process); and how to get known in your community—and find clients you will love.
    Be sure to join Stephanie Kadel Taras and your APH colleagues from October 23–27, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas, for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
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    Meet 2016 Pre-Conference Seminar Presenter Patricia Charpentier – APH6 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-pre-conference-workshop-presenter-patricia-charpentier-aph6/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:02:35 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8103 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-pre-conference-workshop-presenter-patricia-charpentier-aph6/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-pre-conference-workshop-presenter-patricia-charpentier-aph6/feed/ 0 All-day pre-conference seminars have proven to be popular offerings at APH conferences, and the 2016 APH conference in Fort Worth, Texas, will be no exception. In this podcast, you’ll meet APH member Patricia Charpentier. Patricia is the author of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time and she’s one of two pre-conference seminar presenters for […] All-day pre-conference seminars have proven to be popular offerings at APH conferences, and the 2016 APH conference in Fort Worth, Texas, will be no exception. In this podcast, you’ll meet APH member Patricia Charpentier. Patricia is the author of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time and she’s one of two pre-conference seminar presenters for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Patricia by phone about her career and her pre-conference workshop, From Transcript to Terrific, Bringing Experiences to Life.

    Here’s a description of Patricia’s pre-conference seminar:Patricia Charpentier

    It’s good to take an interview transcript, clean up the grammar, format the text, and create an accounting of a person’s life. But what if you used that information to set the stage, bring people to life, show rather than tell, add sensory detail, apply tools of good fiction writing to your factual information, and make it read like a novel? It’s possible, and in this workshop, you will learn how to transform data into story. Don’t yet have a client transcript? No problem, use your own experiences to learn the techniques of good storytelling, which you can later apply to your work.

    In this hands-on seminar, you’ll work on your story idea throughout the day, learning how to organize, keep track of progress, write about setting, describe people, compose dialogue, and more. Using PowerPoint, lecture, and discussion, Patricia will guide participants as they apply each new lesson learned and watch their writing evolve throughout the day.

    Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro who wants to brush up on his or her writing skills, this seminar will help make your written work come to life.

    Be sure to join Patricia Charpentier and your APH colleagues from October 23–26 for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!

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    All-day pre-conference seminars have proven to be popular offerings at APH conferences, and the 2016 APH conference in Fort Worth, Texas, will be no exception. In this podcast, you’ll meet APH member Patricia Charpentier. All-day pre-conference seminars have proven to be popular offerings at APH conferences, and the 2016 APH conference in Fort Worth, Texas, will be no exception. In this podcast, you’ll meet APH member Patricia Charpentier. Patricia is the author of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time and she’s one of two pre-conference seminar presenters for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender speaks with Patricia by phone about her career and her pre-conference workshop, From Transcript to Terrific, Bringing Experiences to Life.
    Here’s a description of Patricia’s pre-conference seminar:
    It’s good to take an interview transcript, clean up the grammar, format the text, and create an accounting of a person’s life. But what if you used that information to set the stage, bring people to life, show rather than tell, add sensory detail, apply tools of good fiction writing to your factual information, and make it read like a novel? It’s possible, and in this workshop, you will learn how to transform data into story. Don’t yet have a client transcript? No problem, use your own experiences to learn the techniques of good storytelling, which you can later apply to your work.
    In this hands-on seminar, you’ll work on your story idea throughout the day, learning how to organize, keep track of progress, write about setting, describe people, compose dialogue, and more. Using PowerPoint, lecture, and discussion, Patricia will guide participants as they apply each new lesson learned and watch their writing evolve throughout the day.
    Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro who wants to brush up on his or her writing skills, this seminar will help make your written work come to life.
    Be sure to join Patricia Charpentier and your APH colleagues from October 23–26 for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
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    Meet 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.- APH5 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-john-philip-colletta-ph-d-aph5/ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:04:03 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8065 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-john-philip-colletta-ph-d-aph5/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-john-philip-colletta-ph-d-aph5/feed/ 0 It’s the night of March 4, 1873. And deep in the Mississippi back country, raging flames consume a store, along with the five people sleeping inside. Ninety-years later, a mention of that long-ago conflagration ignites a passion for genealogy and family history in a fourteen year-old boy—a boy who embarks on a thirty-year search to find […] It’s the night of March 4, 1873. And deep in the Mississippi back country, raging flames consume a store, along with the five people sleeping inside. Ninety-years later, a mention of that long-ago conflagration ignites a passion for genealogy and family history in a fourteen year-old boy—a boy who embarks on a thirty-year search to find out what led to the fire that killed his great-great grandfather.

    That boy was John Philip Colletta. John is a genealogist and author, and he’s mastered the art of writing compelling historical narratives. He’s also a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians.

    John Philip CollettaDr. Colletta lectures nationally and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He’s a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research in Washington, DC, the Genealogical Institute of Texas in Dallas, and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America in Springfield, Illinois.

    In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender chats with Dr. Colletta over the phone. The conversation touches on the following questions:

    • When and how did you first get interested in genealogy?
    • You worked part time at the Library of Congress for twenty years. Tell me what it felt like stepping into the Library of Congress for the first time, and then how it felt to work there.
    • What inspired you to transform genealogical research into a written narrative?
    • Where do you find contextual information to use in creating a vivid portrayal of the times in which an ancestor or ancestors lived?
    • What kinds of clues can research provide to help a personal historian infer or speculate about things like motivations and personalities – and how far should we go with speculation?
    • How do you know when you have enough information to write an informative and interesting family history?
    • Tell me a little about your book, Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. I understand it’s not only a compelling “murder mystery/family-history,” but that it can help readers learn how to write the true stories of their own ancestors.
    • Here’s your chance for some shameless self-promotion: Tell me how you feel about being a keynote speaker at the 2016 APH Conference in Ft. Worth, describe some of the topics you’ll cover, and how you hope APH members will benefit from your presentation.
    • Finally, how about providing one nugget of information or inspiration that’ll leave our podcast listeners hungry for more?

    Be sure to join John Philip Colletta and your APH colleagues from October 23 – 26 as we “Kick It Up!” at the 2016 APH Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.

      And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
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    It’s the night of March 4, 1873. And deep in the Mississippi back country, raging flames consume a store, along with the five people sleeping inside. Ninety-years later, a mention of that long-ago conflagration ignites a passion for genealogy and famil... It’s the night of March 4, 1873. And deep in the Mississippi back country, raging flames consume a store, along with the five people sleeping inside. Ninety-years later, a mention of that long-ago conflagration ignites a passion for genealogy and family history in a fourteen year-old boy—a boy who embarks on a thirty-year search to find out what led to the fire that killed his great-great grandfather.
    That boy was John Philip Colletta. John is a genealogist and author, and he’s mastered the art of writing compelling historical narratives. He’s also a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians.
    Dr. Colletta lectures nationally and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He’s a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. He has also been an instructor and course coordinator for the National Institute on Genealogical Research in Washington, DC, the Genealogical Institute of Texas in Dallas, and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America in Springfield, Illinois.
    In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender chats with Dr. Colletta over the phone. The conversation touches on the following questions:
    * When and how did you first get interested in genealogy?
    * You worked part time at the Library of Congress for twenty years. Tell me what it felt like stepping into the Library of Congress for the first time, and then how it felt to work there.
    * What inspired you to transform genealogical research into a written narrative?
    * Where do you find contextual information to use in creating a vivid portrayal of the times in which an ancestor or ancestors lived?
    * What kinds of clues can research provide to help a personal historian infer or speculate about things like motivations and personalities – and how far should we go with speculation?
    * How do you know when you have enough information to write an informative and interesting family history?
    * Tell me a little about your book, Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. I understand it’s not only a compelling “murder mystery/family-history,” but that it can help readers learn how to write the true stories of their own ancestors.
    * Here’s your chance for some shameless self-promotion: Tell me how you feel about being a keynote speaker at the 2016 APH Conference in Ft. Worth, describe some of the topics you’ll cover, and how you hope APH members will benefit from your presentation.
    * Finally, how about providing one nugget of information or inspiration that’ll leave our podcast listeners hungry for more?
    Be sure to join John Philip Colletta and your APH colleagues from October 23 – 26 as we “Kick It Up!” at the 2016 APH Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.
    And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
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    Meet 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Max Krochmal – APH4 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-dr-max-krochmal-aph4/ Sun, 15 May 2016 17:30:52 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=8002 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-dr-max-krochmal-aph4/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-dr-max-krochmal-aph4/feed/ 0 Most of us are familiar with the contributions that leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez made to the civil rights and labor movements in the United States. But many lesser-known folks played important roles as well. Preserving their stories of struggle has become a passion and a mission for Dr. Max […] Most of us are familiar with the contributions that leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez made to the civil rights and labor movements in the United States. But many lesser-known folks played important roles as well.MaxKrochmalHeadShot-200x253 Preserving their stories of struggle has become a passion and a mission for Dr. Max Krochmal, a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. Dr. Krochmal is assistant professor of history at Texas Christian University. He’s also the director of The Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project. The project is a publicly accessible, free, and user-friendly multimedia website offering a searchable repository of video interviews with ordinary Texas citizens talking about the struggles they’ve faced as persons of color in the Lone Star State. Covering the period since the onset of civil rights era, the interviews with African American, Mexican American, and white activists adds new depth to the study of “black/brown” and multicultural relations past and present. The interviews provide fresh insights into inter-ethnic collaboration, conflict, and everything in between, all grounded in the experiences of the grassroots organizers and participants in the two intersecting freedom struggles.

    In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender chats with Dr. Krochmal over the phone. The conversation touches on the following questions:

    • What first stirred your interest in oral history, both on a personal level and as a tool for historical research?
    • Tell me what, if any, populations are underrepresented in the historical record of the U.S., and why that’s a problem.
    • What is the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project? Please describe the project’s goals and how you’re working to achieve those goals.
    • What makes Texas a good location for documenting African American and Mexican American civil rights and labor movements?
    • How do you feel about being a keynote speaker at the 2016 APH Conference in Fort Worth? Describe some of the topics you’ll cover, and how you hope APH members will benefit from your presentation.

    Be sure to join Dr. Max Krochmal and your APH colleagues from October 23 – 26 as we “Kick It Up!” at the 2016 APH Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!

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    Most of us are familiar with the contributions that leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez made to the civil rights and labor movements in the United States. But many lesser-known folks played important roles as well. Most of us are familiar with the contributions that leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez made to the civil rights and labor movements in the United States. But many lesser-known folks played important roles as well. Preserving their stories of struggle has become a passion and a mission for Dr. Max Krochmal, a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for “Kick It Up,” the 2016 conference for the Association of Personal Historians. Dr. Krochmal is assistant professor of history at Texas Christian University. He’s also the director of The Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project. The project is a publicly accessible, free, and user-friendly multimedia website offering a searchable repository of video interviews with ordinary Texas citizens talking about the struggles they’ve faced as persons of color in the Lone Star State. Covering the period since the onset of civil rights era, the interviews with African American, Mexican American, and white activists adds new depth to the study of “black/brown” and multicultural relations past and present. The interviews provide fresh insights into inter-ethnic collaboration, conflict, and everything in between, all grounded in the experiences of the grassroots organizers and participants in the two intersecting freedom struggles.
    In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender chats with Dr. Krochmal over the phone. The conversation touches on the following questions:
    * What first stirred your interest in oral history, both on a personal level and as a tool for historical research?
    * Tell me what, if any, populations are underrepresented in the historical record of the U.S., and why that’s a problem.
    * What is the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project? Please describe the project’s goals and how you’re working to achieve those goals.
    * What makes Texas a good location for documenting African American and Mexican American civil rights and labor movements?
    * How do you feel about being a keynote speaker at the 2016 APH Conference in Fort Worth? Describe some of the topics you’ll cover, and how you hope APH members will benefit from your presentation.
    Be sure to join Dr. Max Krochmal and your APH colleagues from October 23 – 26 as we “Kick It Up!” at the 2016 APH Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
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    Meet 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker John Centrone – APH3 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-john-centrone-aph3/ Sun, 01 May 2016 20:29:58 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=7956 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-john-centrone-aph3/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/meet-2016-conference-keynote-speaker-john-centrone-aph3/feed/ 0 Music has played a vital role in films since the first silent movie flickered onto a screen. Today, music scores perform many valuable functions in film, TV, and personal history productions. At the 2016 Conference of the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas, keynote speaker and composer John Centrone will take conference attendees […] Music has played a vital role in films since the first silent movie flickered onto a screen. Today, music scores perform many valuable functions in film, TV, and personal history productions. At the 2016 Conference of the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas, keynote speaker and composer John Centrone will2016-APH-Keynote-Speaker-John-Centrone take conference attendees on an inspiring and educational musical journey. John holds degrees in music, electronics, and marketing. He developed a passion for movie and television music at an early age. That passion led John to his current career as a composer, and he now scores documentaries, trailers, and feature length films, working from his Bethany Ridge Recording Studio in New York State.

    In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender chats with John over the phone. The conversation touches on the following questions:

    • Describe your “A-HA moment” – when you first realized the vital role music played in a film.
    • What functions can music perform in a film or video or audio production?
    • Recommend a film composer or two as well as films they scored that really showcase the value of music and that will hopefully inspire APH video and audio biographers to think about incorporating music into their personal history productions.
    • Who’s your favorite film composer and why?
    • Most APH members don’t have Hollywood-sized budgets. How can they incorporate music in cost-effective ways?
    • Music used well can enhance a production. On the other hand, music used improperly can have a really negative impact. Give us a couple of suggestions on what to do and not do.
    • Tell us how you feel about being a keynote speaker at the 2016 APH Conference in Fort Worth; describe some of the topics you’ll cover and how you hope APH members will benefit from your presentation.
    • Finally, how about providing one nugget of information or inspiration that’ll leave Life Story People Podcast listeners hungry for more?

    Be sure to join John Centrone and your APH colleagues, October 23–26 as we “Kick It Up!” at the 2016 APH Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!

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    Music has played a vital role in films since the first silent movie flickered onto a screen. Today, music scores perform many valuable functions in film, TV, and personal history productions. At the 2016 Conference of the Association of Personal Histor... Music has played a vital role in films since the first silent movie flickered onto a screen. Today, music scores perform many valuable functions in film, TV, and personal history productions. At the 2016 Conference of the Association of Personal Historians in Fort Worth, Texas, keynote speaker and composer John Centrone will take conference attendees on an inspiring and educational musical journey. John holds degrees in music, electronics, and marketing. He developed a passion for movie and television music at an early age. That passion led John to his current career as a composer, and he now scores documentaries, trailers, and feature length films, working from his Bethany Ridge Recording Studio in New York State.
    In this segment, Life Story People Podcast host Steve Pender chats with John over the phone. The conversation touches on the following questions:
    * Describe your “A-HA moment” – when you first realized the vital role music played in a film.
    * What functions can music perform in a film or video or audio production?
    * Recommend a film composer or two as well as films they scored that really showcase the value of music and that will hopefully inspire APH video and audio biographers to think about incorporating music into their personal history productions.
    * Who’s your favorite film composer and why?
    * Most APH members don’t have Hollywood-sized budgets. How can they incorporate music in cost-effective ways?
    * Music used well can enhance a production. On the other hand, music used improperly can have a really negative impact. Give us a couple of suggestions on what to do and not do.
    * Tell us how you feel about being a keynote speaker at the 2016 APH Conference in Fort Worth; describe some of the topics you’ll cover and how you hope APH members will benefit from your presentation.
    * Finally, how about providing one nugget of information or inspiration that’ll leave Life Story People Podcast listeners hungry for more?
    Be sure to join John Centrone and your APH colleagues, October 23–26 as we “Kick It Up!” at the 2016 APH Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. And be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
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    Sounds of the 2015 APH Conference – APH2 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/sounds-of-the-2015-aph-conference-aph2/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:26:19 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=7862 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/sounds-of-the-2015-aph-conference-aph2/#respond http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/sounds-of-the-2015-aph-conference-aph2/feed/ 0 In Episode 2 of The Life Story People Podcast, host Steve Pender takes you on an audio tour of the 20th Anniversary 2015 APH Annual Conference, held from October 21-25 in Sacramento, California. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at conference preparation, and then meet some fellow personal historians and learn their reasons for attending this […] In Episode 2 of The Life Story People Podcast, host Steve Pender takes you on an audio tour of the 20th Anniversary 2015 APH Annual Conference, held from October 21-25 in Sacramento, California. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at conference preparation, and then meet some fellow personal historians and learn their reasons for attending this annual personal history gathering. You’ll hear from the APH members who made the 2015 conference an event to remember, check in on the conference orientation session, enjoy excerpts from a thrilling presentation from historian Charlie Chin about the Chinese railway workers who helped build the first transcontinental railroad, and listen in on Speed Coaching, where APH veterans answer questions and offer advice on all aspects of running a personal history business. At the APH Vendor Expo you’ll meet the vendors and sponsors who support the Association of Personal Historians and provide valuable services to APH members. You’ll also hear a preview of the 2016 Annual APH Conference, which will gallop into Fort Worth, Texas, from October 23-27. You’ll find the latest conference information here. If you didn’t attend the 2015 APH Conference, this podcast is sure to make you want to add the 2016 APH Conference to your calendar! And if you did join in the 20th Anniversary personal history fun, inspiration, education, and networking, this episode will help you relive some of those great moments—and inspire you to do it all over again in Ft. Worth!

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    In Episode 2 of The Life Story People Podcast, host Steve Pender takes you on an audio tour of the 20th Anniversary 2015 APH Annual Conference, held from October 21-25 in Sacramento, California. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at conference prepara... Steve Pender takes you on an audio tour of the 20th Anniversary 2015 APH Annual Conference, held from October 21-25 in Sacramento, California. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at conference preparation, and then meet some fellow personal historians and learn their reasons for attending this annual personal history gathering. You’ll hear from the APH members who made the 2015 conference an event to remember, check in on the conference orientation session, enjoy excerpts from a thrilling presentation from historian Charlie Chin about the Chinese railway workers who helped build the first transcontinental railroad, and listen in on Speed Coaching, where APH veterans answer questions and offer advice on all aspects of running a personal history business. At the APH Vendor Expo you’ll meet the vendors and sponsors who support the Association of Personal Historians and provide valuable services to APH members. You’ll also hear a preview of the 2016 Annual APH Conference, which will gallop into Fort Worth, Texas, from October 23-27. You’ll find the latest conference information here. If you didn’t attend the 2015 APH Conference, this podcast is sure to make you want to add the 2016 APH Conference to your calendar! And if you did join in the 20th Anniversary personal history fun, inspiration, education, and networking, this episode will help you relive some of those great moments—and inspire you to do it all over again in Ft. Worth!
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    What Is Personal History? – APH1 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/what-is-personal-history-aph1/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:38:28 +0000 http://personalhistorians.org/aphblog/?p=7816 http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/what-is-personal-history-aph1/#comments http://personalhistorians.net/aphblog/what-is-personal-history-aph1/feed/ 3 Welcome to the first episode of The Life Story People Podcast! In this episode, host Steve Pender (Family Legacy Video, Inc.) speaks with APH Executive Director Linda Coffin (HistoryCrafters), outgoing APH President Sarah White (First Person Productions), and incoming APH President Bill Horne (Launceston Services). Linda, Sarah, and Bill define what personal history is and […] Welcome to the first episode of The Life Story People Podcast! In this episode, host Steve Pender (Family Legacy Video, Inc.) speaks with APH Executive Director Linda Coffin (HistoryCrafters), outgoing APH President Sarah White (First Person Productions), and incoming APH President Bill Horne (Launceston Services). Linda, Sarah, and Bill define what personal history is and what personal historians do. Personal histories can be in print, video, and audio form. They are related to oral history, capturing the extraordinary stories of ordinary people in the form of custom printed memoirs, video biographies, and audio biographies. Linda, Sarah, and Bill also introduce listeners to the Association of Personal Historians, a trade association whose members focus on helping individuals, families, and organizations save and share their life stories. In addition to creating custom personal life histories in various formats, some APH members also coach clients, helping them write their own memoirs or family histories; other APH members create family history projects featuring family memorabilia. Personal historians can also assist genealogists, helping to transform their genealogy research into compelling family stories. The discussion also touches on the difference between family history and personal history. In addition, the group reflects on the past, present, and future of both the personal history profession and the Association of Personal Historians, and how membership in APH has impacted their careers as professional personal historians.

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    Welcome to the first episode of The Life Story People Podcast! In this episode, host Steve Pender (Family Legacy Video, Inc.) speaks with APH Executive Director Linda Coffin (HistoryCrafters), outgoing APH President Sarah White (First Person Production... Family Legacy Video, Inc.) speaks with APH Executive Director Linda Coffin (HistoryCrafters), outgoing APH President Sarah White (First Person Productions), and incoming APH President Bill Horne (Launceston Services). Linda, Sarah, and Bill define what personal history is and what personal historians do. Personal histories can be in print, video, and audio form. They are related to oral history, capturing the extraordinary stories of ordinary people in the form of custom printed memoirs, video biographies, and audio biographies. Linda, Sarah, and Bill also introduce listeners to the Association of Personal Historians, a trade association whose members focus on helping individuals, families, and organizations save and share their life stories. In addition to creating custom personal life histories in various formats, some APH members also coach clients, helping them write their own memoirs or family histories; other APH members create family history projects featuring family memorabilia. Personal historians can also assist genealogists, helping to transform their genealogy research into compelling family stories. The discussion also touches on the difference between family history and personal history. In addition, the group reflects on the past, present, and future of both the personal history profession and the Association of Personal Historians, and how membership in APH has impacted their careers as professional personal historians.
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