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The Gift of Biography-bookcover

By: Shirley McLaughlin

The Gift of Biography

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Seize the day!

Repay the gift of your life by helping loved ones record the story of theirs.

Everyone has at least one story to tell – the story of their life.  Once written, it is there for all time, a permanent record that will fascinate future generations, and give joy and peace to vulnerable people who desperately want to leave their life story behind for their descendants but are unable to write it themselves. 

Statistics certify that 80% of Australians, and most English-speaking countries, give to charities annually, and this is one of the most rewarding services of all, for both parties!

Apostle’s advice remains current to this day: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.  Having found your own identity, spiritual satisfaction, and peace-with-self, you can give your time and skills to help people record their life story and attain self-esteem, self-discovery, and self-healing.

The Gift of Biography has been written to firstly teach you the skills and rubrics required to become a volunteer biographer, and there are exercise chapters for you to learn how to write a mini biography of your own.  Taking on the role of ‘Director’, you will guide the Sessions, translate the recordings, and ultimately produce a pre-agreed tome of your loved-one’s biography. He or she will become your ‘Client’, from the first Session you conduct to the handing over of their most treasured gift.

If you are seeking a new and rewarding purpose in life, it doesn’t come better than this.

Shirley McLaughlin writes from a lifetime of experience in the people business, at home and abroad. She undertook her first contribution to worthy causes when she turned 18 and volunteered to an American non-profit organisation to help the refugees on the sampans in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.

Her career as a TV writer, producer, and compere began in her early 20s, followed by purchasing and running a very successful entertainment agency. In her 30s, she began writing freelance whilst working fulltime in a managerial and consulting capacity for a national human resource company.

She loves travel and has worked for a multi-national company, based in Oklahoma City. She also helped build an international sports sponsorship business in London. She spent several years part time as an official visitor ‘watchdog’ for the Mental Health Authority in New South Wales and worked for a decade part time for her alma mater, Stott’s Off Campus Business College, as a writer, tutor, and editor for their Australian and intercontinental students.

After retirement, she has decided to take on this project to help others achieve their goals.

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