Now that you’ve turned your video content into audio content, what else can you do with that content?
Well, today we’re going to dive into the third piece of our five-part framework to talk about how and why you want to turn your video and audio into text.
Are you ready to dive in?
Welcome to the In A Weekend Podcast where we help you Simplify, Automate, and Leverage the often hidden assets (like your kids) in your business. I’m your host, Yong Pratt, and I am thrilled you are tuning in today.
If you happened to miss any of the previous episodes where we talked about audio and video, you definitely want to go back and listen to get a full picture of all the steps that we go through for all of our content.
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- 211 – Multiply Your Message Part 1
- 212 BONUS : Kids + Video = Magic for your business
- 213 – Multiply YOur Message Part 2 [Audio]
- 214 BONUS – 3 Tools to Turn Audio into Video
- 215 BONUS – Are you repurposing your videos?
- 216 – Multiply Your Message 3 [text]
- 217 BONUS – A Podcasting Success Story with Nicole Thompson
- 218 – LIVE Podcasting Q&A
- 219 – Multiply Your Message 4 [quotes]
- 220 – Multiply Your Message 5 [audiograms]
- 221 – Multiply Your Message 6 [graphics]
0:03 Now that you've turned your video content into audio content, what else can you do with that content?0:11 Well today we're going to dive in to the third piece of our five part framework to talk about how and why you want to turn your video and audio in to text. 0:25 Are you ready to dive in?0:28 Welcome to the In A Weekend Podcast where we help you Simplify, Automate, and Leverage the often hidden assets (like your kids) in your business. I'm your host, Yong Pratt, and I am thrilled you are tuning in today.0:46 If you happened to miss any of the previous episode where we talked about audio and video, you definitely want to go back and listen to get a full picture of all the steps that we go through for all of our content.1:03 If you haven't already grabbed our free five part framework, you can do so on today's show notes at yongpratt.com/216.1:16 Today we're going to talk about text, and three ways you can use text that you get from your audio and video content.1:28 The three reasons, you want to turn your audio or video into text are:1:35 Closed captioning; Creating blog posts; and Creating a book. 1:43 Now if that doesn't get you excited, I don't know what will because the idea of taking one piece of content and multiplying it and not really doing any more work is super exciting! When I first learned about repurposing and multiplying my message, I honestly felt like I was cheating because it was so easy once I found the right tools, and the right mentors.2:12 I had this vision that business and everything that was worth accomplishing needed to be really hard, and had to be a struggle. But once I discovered this idea of multiplying and really transforming one thing into many, my life changed completely. My business change completely. And now I get to spend more time doing the things that I love like being here on the podcast with you. 2:38 A lot of what happens to multiply the message we have here is done automatically. Now if you want to know what tools I'm using, you can definitely go back and listen to the podcast that come before this, and I will link them up in the show notes, so you can take them right there, take some notes and dive into some of these tools that we use every single day.3:05 Why text? I've shared that there are three reasons why you want to transform your video and audio into text, and we're going to start with number one: Closed captioning.3:18 Did you know that up to 70% of people watch their videos with the sound off?3:26 I know. I was totally blown away when I saw that stat because I like to listen to the person on the video. However, these days, a lot of people are watching videos at work, which I don't advocate by the way, or they're watching them at night when their family is in bed. They don't want to disrupt that portion of their day or their other family members, so they're listening now with the volume off.3:56 So say someone comes to your video and there's no captions. People may actually click away because they want to read what you have to say.4:11 I think most of us are missing out on the opportunity to reach more people and make a bigger impact because we are actually not using captions on our videos.4:24 Now if you are a fan of Facebook Live, like I am, this step can actually be done for you by Facebook.4:33 When you go to edit your video after you've recorded it, you can actually turn on the closed captioning. I do have to say that for me because I speak quickly, the captions are sometimes quite comical because what Facebook thinks I said is not really what I said so I have to go in there and do a bit of cleanup.4:56 For that reason, I actually choose to use another tool which is absolutely free. One of my new favorite tools, and I'm going to share with you at the end of this podcast, how you can get your hands on this tool because it has really changed the way that I view transcriptions, and how I can now use my text with the least effort on my part after that.5:22 So that's number one. You want to be able to transform your video or audio into text to create those closed captions, which can go on your videos on Facebook and on YouTube.5:36 Number two: Once you have your transcription you have a closed caption. You can actually go through and do a little bit of light editing on that text and turn it into a blog post. Now I know lots of people tell me they want to start a blog, but they're not good writers, they don't have time. I've been blogging this way for quite some time now, and it has really, really tightened up the amount of time that I'm spending blogging.6:07 I do of course, spend some time on other blog posts that are not video connected. However, a lot of our blog posts on our website are actually the cleaned up transcriptions with some punctuation and put into beautiful paragraphs. So it looks like a blog post.6:28 All right. Number three. The third way you can use the text, the transcription from your videos and audios, is to compile them all into a book.6:42 Did you catch that? A book.6:45 Now when I first thought about writing a book I had this vision in my head about sitting at my desk and spending hours and hours, staring at a blank screen with the cursor flashing and mocking me the whole time. And today when I think about writing a book, it's about how can I make a video and transcribe it? And then once it's transcribed, I can actually put a book together pretty quick.7:14 Now this was the exact process that I just went through a couple weeks ago I was in Dallas, at his #bizbesties retreat. I had the opportunity to do three talks or three presentations. All of those have since been transcribed. Two of them are actually the basis for my second book. Now there is still some editing and organizing of the book to do, but literally, I spoke, my book into existence. 7:46 That my friends is exciting! Starting with one piece of content (a video or audio), transcribing it, using it for closed captions, using it for a blog post, and creating a book out of one thing that is totally mind-blowing!8:04 I hope you are as excited as I am about all the things you can do by spending time on this great piece of content each week, and then Multiplying Your Message, by listening to this podcast and taking action on the steps.8:25 Tomorrow, I'm hosting a free live workshop, all about the Top 3 Myths, I hear from would-be podcasters that prevent them from starting. Well, we are going to bust through these myths and show you how you can overcome them in this live workshop. 8:46 If you want to join me, head over to yongpratt.com/216, and you can get access right there. If you're not able to make it live, don't worry, there will be a replay. You just need to get registered, so that I can send out the replay to you via email. 9:06 Okay, my friends, I look forward to the next episodes where we're going to dive into more of this five part framework, so that you can work smarter, not harder to Multiply Your Message and make a bigger impact in a faster, easier, and more joyful way. I'll catch you next time. Cheers.