Dictation and Blogging

A few months ago I upgraded my laptop to a spanking new Dell Latitude E5400. At the suggestion of my friend Jack W, I also purchased a copy of Dragon 10 Naturally Speaking from Nuance. The power of my machine allows Dragon to work beautifully. I use it extensively for copy writing saving my abused fingers from long days at the keyboard. What surprised me about going back to dictation, of course dictation was a common thing in the time when we all had secretaries, was the natural voice that emerged from the act of dictating. What makes Dragon different is that you see your text as you talk which is not the case in traditional dictation. It is instant feedback and the ability to edit on the fly with the final product. Very efficient!

What I want to get at here is that “Dragon dictation to text” is the real way to go for blogging. Blogging has a spoken word feel. You’re getting immediate crisp writing that feels like someone’s talking to you.
You’re also presumably engaging people in the conversation with you on the blog. So, what could be better than facilitating that interaction with the blog piece that is in fact conversational?


About Howard Oliver
The founder and CEO of What If What Next, Howard Oliver (holiver@whatifwhatnext.com) for more than 20 years has been an entrepreneur, writer, thought leader, PR Guru, business development strategist, technology evangelist, manager and consultant for numerous service, industrial and high technology companies. Howard provides leadership in the application of Agile and Lean project management methodologies for technology enabled social media marketing and PR campaigns that deliver revenue, customer and alliance engagement, and media buzz. Clients in technology and other industries recognize him as a driven, highly creative and disciplined thinker. He also created the WebVoyaging® brand, a market engagement methodology that optimizes the deployment of cloud based, best-in-class marketing automation solutions. The WebVoyaging® process is inspired by the great visionaries who conceived of and built history’s great sailing vessels, which helped establish trade routes and created huge wealth. An accomplished business educator, Howard has recently created the WebVoyaging® Master Class, a training program for organizations interested in implementing Lean marketing automation solutions. Howard holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. Howard is an avid sailor and collector of books.

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