Recording and Transcribing a Speech

I have given two speeches in recent times – one was at Columbia University in New York on Transforming India, and the other one was at an education conference in Delhi. On both occasions, I carried a small recorder with me so that I could record my speech. I then put up the audio (with a little bit of editing) on the blog. I also thought it would be a good idea to put the transcripts of the speeches. Reading is much easier than listening, though both have their own benefits.

I got the transcription done professionally by a freelancer. I then read through the transcript and made some minor edits. One tends to be a bit looser in speaking and that doesn’t read so well!

Since I will be travelling on vacation for the next couple weeks and won’t have much time to do writing, I thought it would be a good idea to put up both the transcripts of both the speeches in short parts. I will be back with some fresh writing once I am back.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.