Let’s Talk Voice Recording!
Let’s talk voice recording! Yes, as digital people actively creating and maintaining websites, we need to be on the ball…or should I say, ‘on the microphone’? One thing we will know is the importance of timing. Yes, it is wonderful to create a lot of content, however, if your typing is anything like mine (as I create content), it is not only a lot of research but also a lot of time.
I would like to introduce you to a very interesting way to record your content. Yes, I did use the word record.
There is a software on most Windows computers called Windows Speech Recognition. And I find that it is now, slowly, becoming my best friend.
I say slowly, only because I’m still testing it out. I am still getting accustomed to talking to myself…in a good way and not in a way where anyone listening will think that I need help! Because that’s what I’m doing. And the computer is getting accustomed to hearing me as well. So together we are getting to know each other.
So, I decided to do a test – let’s talk voice recording 101!
Whenever I do my content writing, naturally I do a lot of research and this new research can take the form of copying and pasting or actually manually writing in a separate document before I collate everything. So, somehow I kind of organize my thoughts as I go along when I make my final draft.
Now using this voice activated recording, I find it a little different. Yes, I can still make a format or outline for my content. However, I find it somewhat different when you think and talk into a microphone vs. when you are actively writing what you’re thinking.
I don’t know if that makes sense, however, that’s the best way I could describe it. So, I decided to do a test.
I did free talking of the content that I was familiar with and recorded it. And I did it for probably 4 to 5 minutes. And then at the end of that time, unbelievable but true I had spoken almost 600 words.
And then when I was finished, I went over to edit what I had said and funny enough, I got myself up to about 800 words when it was all said and done, no pun intended.
So it is saving a lot of time, that much I have seen.
Yes, ideally, it is not yet a way of life for me but in a pinch, I find that it gives me that much more time to get content written and content that I feel comfortable in presenting, like this one. Yes, I used my voice recorder to write this content and then I went and edited.
The actual recording took me 5 minutes. Yes, 5 minutes. Now. the actual editing, that’s another story. I suspect it will take me a lot more than 5 minutes by the time I edit the grammar, add images, and upload my video – we will see.
But the point I’m making is this – it took a shorter time for me to see what I had written vs. doing it the traditional way.
My Final Thoughts On Let’s Talk Voice Recording!
All in all, I liked the experience. I am still getting accustomed to this way of content delivery. I love the fact that:
- it saves time
- it easier to edit
- you can also add more to your content
- it forces you to speak slowly and understandably for the microphone to ‘write’ what you have said
So yes, let’ talk voice recording and my score is a wonderful 8.5 out of 10!
Have you ever tried voice recording? How has it worked for you? Do you actually practice it? I would love to hear about your experience.
All the best and much success.
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