Considered Using Dictation to Write

Have you ever considered using dictation to write more in a shorter amount of time? Maybe you have. And maybe, like so many other people, the results were less than thrilling. The reason for this is because most people start attempting to dictate with lower quality equipment and no practice. It takes a certain amount of training to be a dictate enunciate clearly enough that the equipment can recognize what you’re saying without mistakes.

And you need more than simply the microphone on your smart phone to dictate. You need digital dictation equipment. This equipment is designed to be able to understand you more clearly and playback what you say just as clearly. This way, you can use software to automatically write out what you have recorded, or you can use transcription services. Either way, you save a lot of time and hassle and spare your risks the potential injury that comes with too much typing.

The average person types of around 40 words per minute as 50 to 80 words per minute. On the other hand, we can speak very quickly. The average audiobook is read at around 150 and 50 to 160 words per minute. Learning to dictate can increase your composition speed by a significant amount. You can do 3 to 4 times the amount of work in the same period of time.

Of course, the pattern changes. While you might pause to think of the proper word while typing, when dictating you will likely spend a few seconds composing your thoughts before you speak them all at one time. This can take a bit of time to adjust to, but is well worth it in the end. And with the right dictation equipment, you can work even away from your desk. Imagine writing an email or an essay while taking your morning walk.