I just posted about testifying to the Education Committee on a bill that I hope passes. But there is another part of this story…
I do a lot of public speaking and usually just work off an outline (I love having a Keynote or PowerPoint when I present because it’s my outline). I never write out what I’m going to say in it’s entirety.
But I got an email just a couple hours before I was leaving to head to Augusta. “Please bring 20 copies of your testimony,” it said.
20 copies…? It occurred to me that maybe I should write it out…
But writing can take a TON of time…
But I had this app that had sat on my iPhone and iPad forever, and some folks said it was cool, but I don’t think I’d ever used it before.
I just didn’t know how cool it was.
So, I fired up Dragon Dictation on my iPhone and started talking my testimony. And there it showed up as text!
It wasn’t perfect… And I need to to get better at using the commands that add punctuation and line breaks…
But oohHH MY GOODNESS!!
I ended up with the most amazing first draft in just a couple minutes!!!
I do a fair amount of writing and it is clear that Dragon Dictation will be a great way for me to pound out drafts! (Although I have to admit that I did write this one using the keyboard…)
And now that I have a long commute each day, I’m anxious to see how Dragon Dictation might work in my car (a little worried about the background noise of studded snow tires – but those won’t be on much longer this season – I hope!).
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