Have a webinar on your mind? Plan on offering a transcript for your attendees to highlight important takeaways? You're looking at the right place! In this post, we mull over multiple ways to transcribe your Zoom webinars with speech-to-text software. Read on!
Have a webinar on your mind?
Plan on offering a transcript for your attendees to highlight important takeaways?
You're looking at the right place!
In this post, we mull over multiple ways to transcribe your Zoom webinars with speech-to-text software.
A transcript is a written document of everything that is being told in the webinar, and has multiple benefits to offer:
At the very outset, there are three ways to create the transcript for your webinar. You can do it all by yourself, hire a professional, or use automatic speech-to-text conversion software.
Let's take a look at all three options one by one.
Although it's the slowest of all three options, this is by far the best approach. Especially if you are good at taking notes and fast on the keyboard.
To start transcribing, record your webinar so you can play it back as you type what's being said. When you are typing it out, it's only normal to have errors and typos, but don't worry. Just type it out all at your own pace.
Later, you can always revisit the draft to proofread, run a grammar check before saving the final copy, and publish.
If you want maximum accuracy and don't mind shelling out a little extra, you can always hire a professional transcriber. They are highly trained in transcribing speech from a wide range of audio/video formats, promise great accuracy, and generally charge by the hour.
You will need to send them a recorded version of the webinar, to begin with. Alternatively, a live-streaming transcription can also be requested. However, it will be tricky as it won't account for good accuracy. Plus, the charges will be higher than usual transcription services.
This is one option where you don't have to do anything by yourself, save a good amount of money, and still get the job done.
Yes! A speech-to text software does all that and is a fairly reliable tool worth trying.
But hey, isn’t online transcription prone to miswritten words and phrases here and there? Yes, that is quite possible. However, considering that you will review the final copy at the end, one can always fix those particular areas instead of writing the entire transcript.
If this sounds like something you can live with, you can check out online transcriptionist services like Hipclip, Otter, and Rev. All you need to do is choose a program, follow simple instructions to upload the recording, and proofread the final copy to publish.
Creating a transcript for your webinar doesn't have to be complicated. While you can always be a one-man show and get things done by yourself, hiring a professional or using a modern-day tool is always an option.
From boosting your marketing efforts to making things easier for any audience with special needs, transcribing your webinar surely has its own value.