Anne's personalized approach guides the storyteller through all phases of the process. No need for research projects or pre-planning. This is a worry free way to save your stories. She conducts topic based interviews that encourage the preservation of in-depth memories in a 45-minute interview format. If you chose to do multiple interview sessions, there is a $25 discount for each additional session. This discount applies even if you decide to schedule your additional session at a later date.
Interviews and conversations can be conducted in person, over the phone, via FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom depending on location and technology comfort level.
The consultation is a chance to get to know each other, choose an interview topic, answer any questions or concerns, and prepare for the recording session. Your storyteller will be coached through the process for most relaxed and productive experience.
This is your chance to tailor your final product to your budget and skill sets. Would you like a hardbound book with multiple interviews? Check out the Bound Book of Stories. Have a lot of spare time and just need a skilled interviewer to draw out the stories? Scroll down and look for the Do It Yourself Package.
Whatever your budget or special occasion, Anne can save your family stories.
Many of our favorite storytellers can be reluctant to share their experiences. Even when we express interest, they have a hard time seeing how much we value their memories.
The 20th century has seen more change than any time in history. Be sure to let them know how much their experiences can teach us about life, family, hard work, sacrifice, love, and the major events that touched their lives, and in turn, our own. Check out some of Anne's blog articles to see how much we can learn from personal history.
A comb-bound booklet covering a single topic which includes basic editing for grammar, and natural pauses in speech. This is a transcription of the storyteller's own words and the package includes the digital audio file of the interview.
The booklet includes a photo on the cover and title page. You also get the digital file of the transcription in case you would like to add to it in the future.
A comb-bound booklet covering a single topic which includes basic editing for grammar, and natural pauses in speech. The booklet includes a photo on the cover and title page and up to 15 pictures incorporated into the story. A memory stick will include the audio files of the interivew, the digital file of the transcription, and all scanned photo files.
This package is a great way to include up to three interviews in one book. You can gather multiple stories from a single person, or three different people can contribute. This results in a hardcover book with up to 25 pictures included.
A great way to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary. Also an ideal way to memorialize someone important to you.
A 45-minute video interview that can be edited to include up to 25 scanned family photos and background music of your choice.
Do you have a small budget, but plenty of free time? Anne will draft the questions and use her expert skills to conduct a 45 minute interview with your storyteller. You will get a copy of the questions and the audio file of the interview to transcribe yourself at your leisure.
Have you found a previoiusly recorded interview but need it transcribed, edited, and printed? Anne can advise you on digitization services and then turn that old recording into something that will last for decades to come.
Activities and presentation customized for your audience and organization.
Do your members have amazing stories to tell? Anne will work with your organization to document individual or group histories. This can be financed by your group, or by the members themselves.
This is an ideal way to capture your own institutional history and the memories and lessons of past leaders and founders. If you have not begun to collect your own history, Anne can help you craft a plan to record the memories and papers of your governing board and officers.
Looking for an activity or event for your residents? Need a holiday themed speech? A presentation can be crafted to your needs and residents' interests which need minimal planning for the host.
Anne has visual presentations and hands-on story-telling memory recall activities.
Anne has a variety of visual presentations that encourage the preservation of stories and personal experiences. This can include topics such as How-To story preservation, saving culinary traditions, celebrating our community (such as Women's History Month) and honoring our veterans. Many topics can be customized and adjusted to your needs.
When families gather together, it is a natural time to capture stories and memories.
This is the perfect time to collect memories, advice, and good wishes for the new couple or parents-to-be. Instead of trying to corral your guests to write advice via email, Anne will set up a recording area in a side space, or as an activity for the party. All anecdotes will be recorded and included in a commenorative booklet which can include pictures from the party guests.
A perfect signature or group gift to give to the happy
The definition of the word Memorial is: serving to honor the memory of a person or event. During a time of grief, so many wonderful stories come to light when we remember our loved ones. Unfortunately, this is also a time when it's hard to remember all the details that happened that day.
Anne will set up a quiet recording area during the memorial gathering and collect stories and memories so that they last beyond the day. Both the audio recording and the printed booklet will then be given to the recipent. Additional booklets would be available for $15 each.
Gathering everyone together? Want to record all those memories and family traditions as a memento? Have Anne come to your family reunion to gather stories to be printed in booklets for the attendees.
The commission fee covers the recording of all the stories for up to five hours, transcription, editing, and an included photo for every submission.
Each final booklet to be mailed afterwards is $15. So much better than another T-shirt!
Just add in the amount of the package you prefer.
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