Family Wealth Planning Institute Priceless Conversations Presented at Oral History Association's Annual Conference by Story of My Life

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The Family Wealth Planning Institute™ and Story of My Life® have teamed up for a workshop on "Priceless Conversations: Accessible Storytelling & Safe-Keeping Digital Stories" to be presented at the Oral History Association's Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 15-19, 2008. Kristen Kuhns, COO and co-founder of the Story of My Life site will host the workshop.

The Family Wealth Planning Institute™ and Story of My Life® have teamed up for a workshop on "Priceless Conversations: Accessible Storytelling & Safe-Keeping Digital Stories" to be presented at the Oral History Association's Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 15-19, 2008. Kristen Kuhns, COO and co-founder of the Story of My Life site will host the workshop.

"Digital storytelling" is hot right now. Often used to describe a variety of relatively new media production practices including audio, video, and writing, on or offline, ddigital storytelling, oral history projects and video-blogging are about personal storytelling.

The Family Wealth Planning Institute™ and Story of My Life® have created a program that captures and preserves the "Priceless Conversations" created by Family Wealth Planning Institute Personal Family Lawyers® as part of their unique estate planning process with clients. The Story of My Life website deposits these precious memories into its perpetual, secure Vault in order to store them for loved ones.

The mission of the Family Wealth Planning Institute is to help parents make smart legal and financial decisions during life and leave the world a better place when they are gone. One way it achieves its mission is to train Personal Family Lawyers throughout the nation on how to help their clients pass on more than just their money. After the final "I"s are dotted and "t"s crossed in the Wills and Trusts, the tape recorder is then turned on and the Personal Family Lawyer captures, documents and preserves her client's most valuable wealth … the intellectual, spiritual and human assets that are most often lost when someone dies.

The workshop's approach will show attendees how to create their own Priceless Conversations and utilize online tools to store them online, indefinitely, for future generations. And how using social networking tools like the one built by Story of My Life has the power to connect the stories together.

The talk:

The talk proposed for the Oral History Association's 2008 Annual Meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Using the internet and digital media to capture Stories
  • Enriching Stories with multi-media - audio, video, text, and other digital production formats
  • Ensuring that people's Stories don't sit in a vacuum (like a lonely book on a shelf, tape in a drawer etc.)
  • Physical media is perishable; digital media mitigates the risks that data is lost
  • Connecting Stories together
  • On-going - Life Stories should not be a one-time effort but grow and evolve and are added to, just as people do, unlike books or tapes
  • Easy, and accessible - giving people a reason to add to their Stories, creating a rich web of history for storytelling

For more information or a demo, visit http://www.StoryofMyLife.com or call toll free 888-837-8650. To locate your neighborhood Personal Family Lawyer®, visit http://www.PersonalFamilyLawyer.com or call 866-999-3974

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