Are you spending way too much time writing scripts for your videos? To speed up the process, you can actually step away from the keyboard and use your voice instead! Let me explain. See video below or keep reading if you prefer text.
I actually like to write out scripts for my videos. It’s just something that I’m used to doing and I’m comfortable with it.
Since I spent more than a decade working in TV news and I always wrote scripts, old habits die hard.
Sometimes I record videos on the fly, but that’s usually when they’ll only be about 1 minute or less…or if I’m interviewing someone.
Even though I want to have a script, sometimes the thought of just sitting down in front of my laptop and writing…just doesn’t sound like fun and I put it off.
I want to share with you the tool that has helped me get past my procrastination.
At first I called it the lazy writer’s tool, but now I think of it as the efficient writer’s tool.
The Voice to Text Function Google Drive Helps a Ton!
It’s the voice to text function in Google Drive.
Instead of sitting down to write, I simply talk my script and as I’m talking the words appear as text in a Google doc.
The best part is that you can do this while you’re multitasking.
For instance if you have the kids at the park, or you’re waiting in your car, folding your laundry, you can work on your script by simply talking to your phone.
Here’s what you do:
Go into the Google Drive app on your phone.
Then hit the plus sign in the bottom right corner.
Then hit Google Docs.
Name your document.
Hit create, when the doc opens up, instead of typing, you touch the little microphone next to the space bar.
Then you start talking and text will appear.
Then you save out of it. From there I open the document on my laptop and do some editing.
It’s much faster than if I started writing from scratch.
Just getting your thoughts in a document is a great way to get the process going.
I hope this has been helpful. And if you’re a writing procrastinator like me, I hope you’ll be taking action soon!