Voice Blogging Tutorials

Dictaphone Writing Drill: 1 Minute speed dictation

Using an online counter or on-screen countdown timer, quickly talk about the ideas going through your mind. Give yourself 1 minute to speak. Use the tips I’ve shared on clear thinking, mental discipline, and focus as you work on saying as many complete sentences as possible within one minute’s time. Don’t expect overnight success. Just …

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12 Standup Comedy Techniques That Can Boost Your Mental Improv Skills

I used to think that dictation writing or dictablogging is just an extension of my usual writing processes. But after sticking with this method of content production for several years, I realized that it’s just a more targeted form of verbal improvisation. As you know, improvisation is usually associated with improv acting and stand-up comedy. …

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Self-Editing While Dictation Blogging Does Not Have to Be Confusing

Has this ever happened to you? You say something that you think is pretty awesome, and you realize that you made a mistake. Maybe you got confused reading your outline, or you’re simply trying to speed through the dictation process. Whatever the case may be, you know that what you just said is wrong. Usually, …

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The 17 most common dictation blogging outline mistakes and how to fix them

Let me be clear: outlines make or break your dictated content. If you’re using dictation blogging or dictaphone writing to create blog posts, book chapters, short stories, articles, or what have you, you have to have a solid outline. Outlines are crucial because they provide organization. You’re not just shooting off your thoughts and hoping …

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Organizing your thoughts for better dictation speed and clarity

While dictating, you must know what to say next. You can’t repeat or go off-track. Many writers usually go blank while dictating. Why does this happen? Maybe you just have a lot on your mind. A calm mind and little preparation help you speak better. With focus and a relaxed brain, you can organize your …

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