Be Heard to Be Seen

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Content comes in all sizes, shapes and forms.

In an earlier post I wrote about how dominant written words are in content for digital publishing online and traditional publishing offline.

On this site there are already 6,000+ words stacked up and this venue has not been around very long at all.

You’d think I was writing a book or something (and I probably am but just don’t know it yet).

Written words, print in the offline world or digital ink in the online world, are not going away anytime soon.

I like to write. Usually it is easy for me to sit down and hammer away at a post, a draft for a project or some other piece of writing.

Do I always feel like writing? No. But I write anyway. I force myself to get something done even if the finished piece makes zero sense and ends up in the digital trash can.

Every day I write something but I don’t have a daily word count or pages goal.

Could be a couple of hundred words for eMail replies. Could also be a thousand or more for a large project or to take a bite out of a huge project. I write.

Not everyone writes though. There are people who avoid writing like the plague. Some don’t feel they write well enough. Or maybe they feel like their grammar or punctuation skills don’t make the grade.

Which I don’t understand because I do not allow little things like grammar, punctuation or sentence structure to get in the way of my writing.

That’s what an editor type person is created for. But then again, I enjoy writing.

What if you don’t enjoy the writing process and nothing you do is ever going to change that fact?

There are other ways to produce great content.

You could have someone else write for you (ghost writers) or you could try something much faster and easier to generate a constant stream of original content in your own voice. Literally.

Your own voice, as in the spoken words that come out of your mouth, can be recorded and used as the only asset you ever need to leverage so you can be heard to be seen.

Now I did it didn’t I? There was a big wave of fear that just washed over you followed closely by the thought, “I could never do that!”.

Maybe you even spoke those same words out loud (only proving that you do have a voice).

My answer is this; Yes you can do this. I know you can.

You can record your own words and create more recorded content than you’ll ever need. You can also do this easily and with a minimum of technical skill.

Seriously. If you can compose and send a simple one sentence eMail, you already have the level of experience needed to learn how to digitally record your own voice.

Using the technology does not require you to do brain surgery. Plus getting your hands on the online system to use won’t cost you a dime. Ever. It’s free.

What follows is a quick way for you to record your own spoken word content.

That way you can create digital audio recordings (known as a mp3 files) for teaching, coaching, consulting, information product creation or marketing purposes.

You can also record other people at the same time to create expert interviews, dynamic teaching or collaborative coaching experiences.

Also keep in mind your audio recording (mp3) can be transformed into written words, for a reasonable fee, by a professional transcriptionist.

What you’ll use to start this adventure is the same free conference calling service I’ve used for the last several years to record hundreds of hours of digital audio content.

Content like Mastermind calls, one-on-one coaching and consulting calls, podcast interview calls, group training calls, business meetings and single person (monologue) content calls. All recorded for free.

Here are the steps to follow…

Step 1 – Go to FreeConferenceCalling.com (my personal link) and create a free account.

Step 2 – Log on to your new online account and explore.
NOTE: You do not have to be online to use the conference service.

Step 3 – Download and save the PDF User Guide (orange button in the right hand column).

Step 4 – Watch the Recording and Call Manager training videos (also on the right side under the orange button).

Step 5 – Dial in to your conference line and record a test audio!
NOTE: You do not need another person on the call to do a recording.

That’s it. Easy and simple too.

Now with a little practice you will be cranking out spoken word audio content to publish on your website or share with others (as mp3 files) in no time flat!

What can you record? Anything.

For example if you have your own original written content, you can use that as a script and create a spoken word version. In the content world that’s called re-purposing.

That is exactly what I did to help create the audio (mp3) recordings for the free Essential Sessions.

It isn’t that important what you record when you’re getting started.

What you want to do is get familiar with the system. That way when your content chops get stronger, you will have another way to create great free or paid content for your raving fans.

Go on. Give it a try.

You will learn something in the process plus have some fun as you learn to be heard to be seen.