Riverton, Utah—How to Interview Yourself for Your Life Story
You have stories in your head and heart that may seem miles away from words on a page. We will teach you interview techniques to use on yourself to get you talking—and no, you’re not crazy to do this! These same techniques can also be used to interview loved ones. We will talk about what makes a great interview, how to prepare, and how you can use some of the tools and methods for interviewing yourself. We will give you some ideas about what to do with your interview after you’ve spent those few moments “talking to yourself.”
Tom Tayloris Founder and Head Coach for Pictures and Stories, Inc. He and his wife, Alison, coauthored How to Save Your Life, One Chapter at a Time. They have helped hundreds of people create books of their life stories. Tom has chaired a Governor’s Task Force and has a degree in economics from Utah State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. Tom has taught at BYU Education Week the past 5 years. He teaches at RootsTech, as well as at numerous family history fairs and community events. He has presented to Fortune 100 companies, international business symposia, and hundreds of diverse groups.
Following the keynote presentation from 9:00 to10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.
10:10 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
- “Life Chronologies and Time Lines”—Shauna Gustafsson
- “British Rebels? Finding Nonconformists in England”—Katie Ledbetter
- “Behind the Scenes of FamilySearch Family Tree—Part 1”—Ray Millgate
- “How Not to Bore Your Family and Friends—Storytelling 101”—Tom and Alison Taylor
- “Under the Union Jack—Beginner’s Guide to British Genealogy”—Jessica Taylor
- “Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Finding Ancestors in Probate Records”––Rob Ledbetter
- “Behind the Scenes of FamilySearch Family Tree—Part 2”—Fred Ratliff
- “How to Choose and Use Photos in a Personal or Family History”––Tom and Alison Taylor