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Continued progress in reinventing the relationship between people and technology.

Speaking is efficient

Many of us are looking for ways to be more efficient, and there are lots of different products and services claiming to help us out and boost our efficiency. Some solutions are very much a matter of personal preference, helping some people and hindering others but other solutions are more universally successful. People understand this best when they experience a good solution for themselves, that’s to be expected, and we’ve got a way you can try Dragon for free.

If I had a pound for every time I’d seen a new idea, gadget, web service or practice that said it would make me more efficient, well, I’d be a lot more wealthy than I am – and a lot more efficient too!

Some of these ‘efficiency boosters’ are rather personal. One person will take to a web based organising app like a duck to water, another will find it impossible to work with but there are other boosters that can be universally useful.

Take email for example. It can be such a time-waster but good email discipline, following guidelines like never writing long rambling emails, focusing on action or decision points, and being really sparing with CC and BCC, turns email into an efficient and really useful tool.

The trick is getting people to buy in to the good practice, and execute it. You can expound on the benefits till you’re blue in the face, but only experience can prove the point.

The same can be said for speech recognition. It is one thing for some random person to come along and say that using Dragon will help you create documents three times faster than typing but quite another to experience what that means for yourself. When people experience Dragon, they are amazed at the efficiency boost it gives them.

People really do create documents faster with Dragon and that’s just the start. For enterprises that select cloud based Dragon Anywhere Group, there are further advantages such as document sharing through the cloud, forms based templates and multi device compatibility (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone) that means you can start a document on one device and work on it using any other.

Handwritten notes become a thing of the past.

I am, of course, a convert. A Dragon user. You’re going to have to take my word for it, but Dragon really does help me be more efficient but you don’t have to take my word about what Dragon can do for you. You can try our mobile app Dragon Anywhere free for a week – why not give it a go?

Alistair Robbie

About Alistair Robbie

Alistair Robbie is the regional marketing manager at Nuance for the Dragon Professional & Consumer (P&C) division within Healthcare. He is responsible for the UK, Ireland and Benelux territories and has numerous years of marketing experience within the IT industry focusing on channel and field marketing. In his spare time, Alistair enjoys keeping active through running, playing squash and the gym as well as enjoying music, drinking wine from Chile and eating Mexican food!