Is there such a thing as an Ultimate guide to Dragon NaturallySpeaking?
Let me explain how I came to this question: If you have read my bio, you know that I have been a trainer for speech recognition software for almost 20 years now. However, I have a confession to make: running an international online branche to my business is a new experience for me.
I will admit, it has a bit of a learning curve. But I’m enjoying the process immensely and I get help building my business from an international online community for entrepreneurs.
Recently I had the opportunity to pick the brains of the leaders of this community and I got some useful advice on how to make people find my website.
I was told to write an article of at least 2000 to 3000 words from my blog a good title would be “the ultimate guide to Dragon speech recognition”. But it had to be a true ‘ultimate guide ‘, delivering real value and giving a good introduction on how to use Dragon (NaturallySpeaking). This would signal to the Google search engine (into the people that use Google) that my website really is serious about discussing speech recognition. I’m sure this is true and I am grateful for the advice on how to enable people to find my website.
But it is impossible
The idea of writing an “ultimate guide” about Dragon speech recognition in 2000 or 3000 words is… overly optimistic. I’m not saying that I cannot deliver really valuable information in 3000 words, but it would be preposterous to call that article an ‘ultimate guide’ to Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I’d need 20,000 words rather than 2000.
So I figured I would be writing a “Beginner’s guide to Dragon speech recognition”. As you have discovered by now, there is nothing ‘ultimate’ about this blog post. I apologise for that. But, there is hope, because below are the topics that I am going to cover in my next blog posts. Together, this series of blog posts will contain quite a bit of useful information on getting started with Dragon. And even if you are not a beginner, you might find some really useful nuggets of info there.
Over the next few weeks there will be blog posts about the following topics:
- What is Dragon speech recognition?
- Is Dragon speech recognition a good solution for my situation?
- What do I need to successfully use Dragon?
- How to choose a microphone for Dragon?
- How do I start using Dragon speech recognition?
- How to dictate text with Dragon?
- How to use commands with Dragon?
Whenever a new blog post has appeared in this series, I will link to it from the above index. Since I already wrote a blog article on “What is Dragon speech recognition last May, I’m not going to repeat that topic. Just follow this link for that article.
Have fun, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.