Suggestions for questions

Ideas for questions in your story booth interview

These questions are bound to get anyone sharing a few of their life's stories:

  • Who has been the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about him or her?
  • What is one of your happiest memories?
  • What was the saddest moment of your life?
  • Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?
  • Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
  • What are the most important lessons you've learned in life?
  • What is one of your greatest accomplishments?
  • What has been one of the most difficult moments in your life?
  • What is your earliest memory?
  • What is your favourite memory of me?
  • Are there any funny stories your family tells about you that come to mind?
  • Are there any funny stories, memories or characters from your life you'd like to tell me about?
  • What are you proudest of?
  • When in life have you felt most alone?
  • If you could hold on to one memory from your life forever, what would that be?
  • How has your life been different to what you'd imagined?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • Do you have any regrets?
  • What does your future hold?
  • What are your hopes for what the future holds for me? How about for my children?
  • If this was to be our very last conversation, is there anything you'd like to say to me?
  • For your great-great-grandchildren listening to this - years from now - is there any wisdom you'd want to pass on to them? What would you want them to know?
  • Is there anything you've never told me but would like to tell me now?
  • Is there something about me you've always wanted to know but have never asked me about?
  • What would your last words be?