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Webinars are Here to Stay: How to Best Get Webinar Transcripts? Part 1

Andrew Russo
Andrew Russo
Posted in Zoom Sep 11 · 12 Sep, 2021
Webinars are Here to Stay: How to Best Get Webinar Transcripts? Part 1

Webinars used to be an exciting option when one needed to gather a group of people and share some information on the business, hobby, or some exciting opportunities. Think of it as a small online conference where a viewer can have a tangible and exciting outcome with little effort. No wonder webinars were of rising popularity and acceptance among the organizers and interested audiences.

The pandemic of COVID 19 made webinars a single best option to gather a local or international audience and effectively convey relevant information. It even enables a Q&A session which significantly enriches the overall experience of information uptake. 

Unfortunately, active participation in webinars wears people off. We already attend many online calls, watch Netflix, and watch webinars become another activity that we have to look attentively to the screen.

How to overcome that and diversify the experience of uptaking the information presented in the webinars? Our best answer is transcriptions. Transcriptions allow to structure the content and make it easy to access for those who have attended the event and those who happened to miss it. Transcripts allow us to use the same info in multiple media besides a video embed. Finally, publishing a transcript enables the webinar to be easier to find via Google.  

The benefits of the transcriptions are plenty. Fortunately, it takes very few easy steps to reap them.

1. Preparations

With the right intention, things get much easier. Make a solid commitment to a webinar transcription and consider transcription service options. For a flawless webinar transcript, we recommend transcription services. Professionals will make it quick and accurate. If done by oneself, it takes a lot of effort.

2. Record your Webinar

Very likely, you will use webinar software that allows recording. In some cases, it may ask you to have a paid account to enable this function. In any case, the record’s audio quality turns out to be good. The only risks you may face are audio recording gear that may not do the work well or some habits of the speakers that hinder an excellent audio sound recording. Check more on these risks and solutions in another blog entry, Hints on How to Achieve Crisp Audio Quality for Your Podcast or an Interview

3. Upload the File of the Recorded Webinar to GoTranscript

You can either upload the file to  GoTranscript or upload a link to the webinar if you have already uploaded it to Youtube or other video sharing services. Make sure the sound quality is good, and the spoken words are clear. The rule of thumb is that if one cannot understand what’s being said, the other most likely won’t understand it either. Sound quality is critical for your webinar and transcription success!

Learn more tips in part 2 of this series of GoTranscript’s blog entries on transcriptions.