story request:
Work in McLean County
Our McLean Story
Requester: Aimee Newberry
Deadline: No Deadline
Tell your story

Tell a story about care-taking, hunting, logging, lumber mills, construction, industry/manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, doctors, business, farming fishing, trapping, clubs, law enforcement, merchants, bootlegging, or the furniture factories, etc., either in the past or the present in our area. For example, you could talk about your family's business or what you learned in school about farming or logging and how dangerous it was/is. Make your story as personal as possible, keep it under 5 minutes, and use the questions provided to give you ideas on how to start telling your story!

These stories may be edited, published and shared.

Tell your story
Tips for telling a great story
  • Tell your story as if you were talking to a friend or a relative. Make it personal.
  • Add photos! It is best if the first photo you add is a nice image of yourself so that people can see you as they listen to or read your story.
Tips for audio recording
  • You can re-record as many times as you want. Take a couple of practice runs until it feels more natural talking into your computer.
  • Try not to use a pre-written script so that your story sounds as natural as possible. It is ok if it is not perfect.
  • Try to speak as clearly as possible, and get as close to the microphone as you can.
  • Try to find a quiet place with no background noise. It is even better if the room has carpet. This will reduce the amount of echo on the recording.
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