If not, you need to! Here are three reasons why you should consider getting a transcription service to type out those meetings you’re holding.
1. It takes the pressure and hassle off you and your team, leaving you with more time to focus on other business matters.
Now you may think it’s easy for your secretary, receptionist, or assistant to find time for transcribing your meetings, but it’s not. Part of the reason you’re so busy is because they’re behind the scenes setting up all that busyness for you — they don’t have time either. And really, giving that job to anyone in your company is really just a waste of time and resources when a transcription service could do it for you.
2. It provides another format for future review.
Not everyone likes to listen to audio or watch video of meetings (you sat through it before once, so do you really need to do it all over again?). In fact, some of your employees or colleagues who may have missed the meeting or need to review its proceedings would probably prefer to read it instead of watch/listen to it. Getting your meetings transcribed only makes sense in these cases.
3. It makes it easier to find information.
In addition to some employees wanting to review the meeting as a typed format, there’s another benefit to this format. Getting your meetings written down by a transcription service ensures that you can open the document later and scan through it to find exact information you need (or even use the document’s search function to pinpoint it exactly). You can also literally copy and paste whatever you need. Digital recordings are all well and good, but a lot of times you have to remember exactly when someone talked about the information you need, and hope you stop scrolling through the recording at the right moment to catch it. You don’t have to worry about this when you have transcribed meetings.
Getting a transcription service to type up your meetings is a smart move for more than just these reasons, but hopefully you’ve started to see why it’s beneficial overall. So the next time you go to a meeting, make sure you’ve got plans for getting it transcribed.