One of the easiest, most powerful productivity tools you can use is dictation software, but I’m willing to bet that most of you don’t use it.
Maybe you don’t want to buy software like Dragon Dictate, or you’re turned off by the inconvenience of using your phone to call in to a dictation service.
And most of the time, you want your dictation right away, not in 24 hours.
Speak vs. Type
Personally, I can type around an average of 70 words per minute, but dictating boosts my words-per-minute rate to well over 140, an easy 100% increase in productivity.
Did you know that you probably already have dictation software?
It’s free, and it works well, so you might as well try it.
Dictation software is now built in to Windows and Mac OS; you just have to know how to turn it on and use it, a process neither OS makes obvious.
Head on over to my Morningstar Advisor column One Productivity Tool Right Under Your Nose to learn how to activate dictation in your operating system and start using it to boost your productivity.