Hi my name is Nick Brodd. I got my first computer in the early 1980’s. In the Swedish village where I lived I was actually one of the very first kids to have one. So I got early practice on typing on a keyboard and when we all showed up to school for typing classes, I at first had an up on the competition.
So when our teacher kicked the first class off with a typing competition, I won relatively easy. However my technique had the words “index finger” spelled all over it. I had not mastered the most effective method. So within just a couple of hours the teacher had taught the best technique to everyone and all the other kids could easily surpass me as they were now writing with all their fingers.
Wouldn’t you love it if I could teach you a method that would make you surpass your competitors just as fast as the other kids did with me? Well, did you know that writers are wasting their time when they write? Of course I am not saying that your blog posts, books and tweets aren’t exceptionally powerful tools in your branding, because they are. But the truth is that writing is 67% slower than talking.
You see, the average person writes 40 words per minute. However most of us speak about 120 words per minute. So by replacing your writing habits with talking habits you may be able to triple your results in a day or less.
Here’s how you do it.
- Free Software. Get a free voice recorder for your phone or computer. I personally use Audacity on my PC (which also is a great audio editor) and I use Super Note on my iPhone.
- Outline. Make a Rapid Complete Outline for what you’re going to talk about
- Record yourself talking about the topic
- Transcribe. Use one or a couple of fiverr gigs to transcribe what you just recorded into written text. You’ll normally get between 5 min to 15 min of speech transcribed for each $5 gig.
- Edit. Have an editor or yourself edit your transcript.
When you speak at an average pace for 5 minutes, you’ll have enough content for a good blog post. When you speak for 20 minutes you’ll have enough content for half a chapter in a 200 page 12 chapter book. Imagine that. If you have the stamina and can keep the words flowing from your mouth, you can actually have a 200 page book written in just 8 hours.
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