Archive for December, 2009

Until next year…

December 16, 2009 Comments off

I’m off to New Zealand tomorrow.

I’m going to have a good rest, while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the excellent company of my in-laws (no, really!). Perhaps a few cold Monteiths also!

I plan to do some reflection on this year, and have a good think about how best to accomplish my goals next year and beyond.

For you (few) dedicated readers, you might find this presentation on new features in Google Analytics interesting. I haven’t listened to it all yet (in fact, I need something louder than my laptop speakers to hear it properly), but what I have listened to is really interesting.

Categories: Business, Webstats

Add your voice to your list of tools

December 2, 2009 Comments off
Voice Recognition Software.

If are like me, you cringe at the mention of it. At least I did, until earlier today when I watched the video below.

I always thought it was a good idea, but I remember selling it years ago when I worked in retail computer sales, and I regretted selling it! It was difficult to use and to support. It caused many negative customer experiences. I certainly was never an expert on it, but these kind of experiences soured my perception of it.

But time has passed, and I heard that voice recognition software has gotten much better. So I took a look at the video Jon Morrow made on the subject. As you’ll see, Jon knows what he is talking about. He uses and relies on this software for his work.

My takeaway from Jon’s video is that Voice Recognition Software could be a really useful tool for me – easy to use and a real time-saver. Contrary to what I thought, VRS isn’t just for people with disabilities (anyone can save time with it), and it does lots more than just word processing.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard

MacSpeech Dictate

Now playing: The Lemonheads – If I Could Talk I’d Tell You
via FoxyTunes