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The Best Way to Solve Writers Block: Part 1

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You often hear writers and authors talk about experiencing writers block, but you hardly ever hear of a person who gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or even weeks, waiting for the inspiration to arrive.

Why then, is writer’s block so ‘talked’ about? One reason we almost never experience talker’s block is that we’re in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our freely spoken words will come back to us. Talk is cheap. Talk is temporary. We often start by talking poorly and eventually, perhaps only sometimes, we talk smart.

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The Advantages of Crowd Sourced Transcription Services

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Crowd sourced transcription services are available at affordable rates and provide superior quality to automated transcription. Transcribe your audio files using our professional crowd sourced transcriptionists located around the globe, and take advantage of human understanding of accent and nuance. We provide accurate and quality crowd sourced transcription solutions for your business needs 24 hours a day using real people.

Crowdsourcing is gaining investor popularity

We are very excited to be in the early stages of developing crowd-sourced services. Here’s a quick overview of the investment trends in our world:

“This year, venture capital finally recognized the impact and potential of crowd-driven platforms. Dorothy Sanders of Sandfish Design estimates that over $280 million of venture capital was invested in 35 different crowdsourcing platforms in 2011, with an average investment of over $8 million … Crowdsourcing [is] clearly a disruptive business model that replaces inefficient processes, delivers real value to customers, and generates real dollars.”

Startup Weekend interviews Alexei Dunayev, CEO, TranscribeMe

Startup Weekend: How do you know when someone is the right fit for your team?

Alexei Dunayev: I absolutely believe that having the right team is the key to success in an early stage startup. There is a lot to be said for having positive energy in a company, and the makeup of the team needs to consider that. We know someone is the right fit for the team when they have a passion for the business, ideas on how to develop it, and believe that it has a great chance to succeed. At Startup Weekend, we were able to attract a top-tier team to gauge the customer demand and at the same time put together a profitable business model of how to solve it.

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The Evolution of the Transcription Machine

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A transcription machine is a device which records or processes speech for translating that speech as text. In the old days of transcription this was done on a rather chunky Dictaphone transcription machines. Typists would play back recordings through headsets and type the content as they listened, usually stopping and starting as required using foot petal controls.

The Power of Spoken Word

Hello world! This is Alexei, writing my first blog post as a TranscribeMe founder, and I wanted to take a step back and deliberate a little on why we are doing transcription, and why it is so important that voice can be converted to text.

What is the power of voice? When we talk to one another, we use many ways to communicate meaning. We look for cues in facial expressions, body language, and most importantly, in our voice. As well as information, we convey emotions and feelings through spoken language, and this additional layer gives a new dimension to our meaning. We use voice to perceive reality and express ourselves to communicate efficiently, accurately and expressively. The best moments of using our voice come when we feel understood.

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What is Transcription?

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Transcription goes all the way back to the Egyptian pharaohs. In fact, a scribe (sesh) in the Egyptian court was a prized position that garnered much privilege for the lucky people awarded the job. The historic scribe is in fact the modern day transcriptionist. Instead of taking ink to papyrus, today’s scribe takes audio file to keyboard to convey to text the words spoken – not by a pharaoh, but by a law enforcement officer, a medical professional or one of the other numerous occupations which employ the transcription tool today. It’s a professional tool that is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and at the same time, easier to use and access.