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Do you ever wish you could write faster?
You see other people producing content day after day, while you just stare at the blank page you opened an hour ago.
What’s their secret?
How do you write great content, faster?
Put simply, writing no longer means that we have to sit down and put our fingers to keys or pen to paper.
Dictation allows us to develop healthier writing habits. It frees us from sitting at a desk, allowing us to take walks/exercise, meaning that we can ease a lot of the stress that comes with, 'sitting down to write'.
Dictation is also much faster when trying to get words down on a page. Think about it, you talk much faster than you type and the better your dictation software, the faster you can speak.
Yes, you'll need to tidy up and edit your transcript, but overall, speaking is much quicker than writing.
Dictation also helps bypass that critical voice in your head. You know, the one that keeps telling you to rewrite that last sentence or cut that paragraph. Instead, when speaking, you can focus only on getting the words out, hearing them flow, and producing a much better piece of work.
I’m not saying that dictation isn't without its flaws. You'll need to find software that works for you, and you'll need to practice.
When I first tried dictation, the words flew out of my mouth, and the software didn’t understand a word I was saying.
Now, I'm a little better. I've had some practice, and I've learned to speak quickly and clearly.
Sometimes, when I’m writing an article, it can take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours. This one took me 10 minutes.
Imagine how many words I’d get down if I dictated for an entire hour?
Now tell me, have you tried dictation yet? If not, what's holding you back?