If you’re happy, we’re happy. Read on to find out what our clients have to say about SpeakingLives.
Anne recorded my two young daughters – one seven and one three – for my husband and I so that when they were in their teenage years, we would have something to remind us that they were actually sweet and lovely once!
It would have been easy to have just picked up my phone and recorded a bit of footage of them playing in the garden or something, but then we would have missed out on so much. Anne’s easy manner and ability to engage with the girls made them focus and talk to her in a way that they simply would not have done for us. She also took the time to find out about them beforehand, and kept the process light and carefree.
The end result is a beautiful recording, broken down in chapters, of our gorgeous girls reading, talking and laughing. Most importantly, the girls had fun doing it, and they enjoy listening to it too.
In these times of sensory overload, to take a few minutes to sit, and simply listen to the voices of those you love is nothing more than pure joy. If you haven’t had The Story Lady experience yet, please try it. Like Anne herself, it is a real gem.Dawn Thomson
I cannot thank you adequately for giving John and me such a super birthday present as Speaking Lives.
I had the strangest dream about John the other night which made me want to hear his voice so much that I found his copy and listened right to the end today.
It has been such an emotional experience yet so heart-warming that even towards the end of his life, he was concerned about me and would rather I was remembered and looked after than himself.
The feeling of being rudderless is slowly lifting as I build up a single style life for myself.Mrs J Fifer Unsolicited e-mail feedback (we did 2 x 3hr Life Story Interviews with herself and her husband who died in August ’14)
Thank you so much.Mrs D Thomas (83) on Gift from her cousin, about their joint family history
The way she recalled her distant memories, has touched us all and, as a family, we are incredibly grateful for this priceless piece of “our” history. Mum will now always live on within future generations. They will listen with wonder and recall her experiences throughout the war years and beyond.
Not just simply as a gift, but a piece of magic to ignite the imaginations of our children and our children’s’ children. Many thanks for this, though sometimes thanks are simply not enough…Colin Read Executive Director, BNI Scotland South & East
My Dad was 80 years old recently and I’m looking forward to giving his SpeakingLives CD to my brother for Christmas – who really is someone with everything – very hard to buy a gift for and I know he will absolutely love this.
Thank you so much SpeakingLives.The Wells family (UK & USA)
Anne came to do an interview with my Auntie. She soon put her at ease with her warmth, her relaxed approach and gentle questions, and the conversation was able to flow really easily. The result was a fabulous CD.
My auntie was really surprised at herself, and was so proud of her recording. She has had very many positive comments from people who have heard it. It also made her think of new stories to tell me, which I am going to pass on to my grandsons. It was a brilliant experience.Jo Birch Jo hired Anne Reid as a Life History Recording 2011
Typical of Anne, she put them immediately at ease and allowed them to tell their stories at their own pace, resulting in a fantastic personal legacy for our family. As a Life Interviewer Anne delivers results, as a businesswoman she is great to work with: organised, an excellent communicator, with a ‘can-do’ approach to her work.
A highly recommended individualMargot Grantham Margot hired Anne Reid as a Life interviewer in 2010