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So you purchased your first MemberWhen and are ready to get the process started. It’s time for the first step, which is to schedule a time to chat with your storyographer. But wait -- what exactly is a storyographer? This short post will give you a background on what a storyographer is and what you need to know about this conversation. (more…)
  Mother's Day is a special time of the year at MemberWhen.  But we must admit, moms are on our minds long after the holiday has passed.  From interviews with clients to water cooler chats about our own, moms remain a popular topic at MemberWhen.  We nurture conversations and reflections of moms in an effort to capture those priceless memories of her, the ones that tell the story of her life and let her leave a legacy for years to come.  The audio stories we produce reflect various people and chapters of life, and we would be fooling ourselves if we said our favorites didn't include mom.
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When you're a start-up, explaining who you are and what you do can be a challenge. That task becomes even harder when you’re a company with a brand new concept and product. So, it’s understandable that we have a bit of a tough time articulating exactly what our core product, our audio stories, our personal podcasts are. Finding the right words to describe a MemberWhen was easy, but defining it was a different story. We knew our invention contained elements of podcasts, documentaries, and personal diaries- but no single phrase seemed to capture the unique form of storytelling we had created. Plus, how do you name something that’s never existed before? Well, after many long chats and brainstorming sessions, we finally found the right title for our creation: personal podcast. An audio story that has many different categories and options to present your personal story or message, in the form of a podcast. (more…)
You just wrapped up a conversation with your MemberWhen Storyographer. You put your phone down and suddenly think, "I didn't say anything useful. I sounded terrible. My gift for my mom is ruined!" Fear not! You did great and I'm going to tell you why. (more…)
One of the questions we get asked the most is, "What is Skype and why do I need it?". We conduct conversations with people in 1 of 3 ways; Cell phone, home/office phone (landline) or Skype. Each method has pros and cons. Here is a short comparison of the various methods for having a conversation with our Storyographer. and provide clips of each method so you can hear the differences and decide which works best for you. (more…)

When I started this business, I knew generally what I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to help capture the moments and people that matter in their voices so it can be enjoyed today and cherished forever through the powerful medium of audio. (more…)

Last week we introduced 10-Minute Love Story a new podcast series exploring love in its real-world form - funny, awkward, and imperfect. We feature real couples sharing the stories of how they met and what their life together is like.

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The renewable energy company I co-founded was acquired, and I was winding down after having worked with the parent company for a few years. I now had time to think: about startups, about family, about balance, about making a difference. There are three things that drove me to start the audio storytelling company, MemberWhen: (more…)
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