5 Qualities of Highly Successful Podcast Transcriptionists
Today I am intrigued, as I look around me, to see what sets highly successful podcast transcriptionists apart from other podcast transcriptionists. Are they different from you and me? What qualities do they have that we don’t?
I can see a lot of common attributes in them. In order to be more successful in the podcast transcription industry as a transcriber one has to practice and cultivate these, what I call, 5 qualities of highly successful podcast transcriptionists.
A successful podcast transcriptionist has an eye for detail. She notices errors and hear sounds/words which others don’t. She focuses all her attention in what she does and pays more attention to quality than to quantity.
A successful podcast transcriptionist has loads of patience. I easily get annoyed and upset when the dictation is bad – background noise, muffled sound, too high pitched, too low pitched, talk too fast, talk too slow. When I get annoyed, it shows in my quality – it dips. Successful podcast transcriptionist are cool with whatever kind of dictations they get.
Successful podcast transcriptionists are lifelong learners. Every single day they are excited to come into office and process a bunch of audio dictations. They often share any new things learnt with friends and family. They often research new topics of interest that come up during a dictation and thus, learn a new thing or two.
Successful podcast transcriptionist are passionate about podcast transcription. They are often caught talking about their work and sharing inside jokes with colleagues. They enjoy transcribing and listening to audio dictations. They always look for ways to improve their work and how they work. Successful podcast transcriptionists love podcast transcription. Period. (Some even blog about podcast transcription almost everyday!)
Successful podcast transcriptionist are good communicators – written and spoken. Every Tom, Dick and Harry can become a podcast transcriptionist, but to be highly successful they have to have highly developed communication skills. Often podcast transcriptionists with poor communication skills suffer in terms of salary, promotions and don’t earn the trust of management. It’s often the good communicators who get away with better perks and allowances. Successful podcast transcriptionists don’t shy away from communicating their doubts, fears and insecurities therefore getting their issues addressed.
Over to You?
What other qualities do you notice of successful podcast transcriptionists? Do you have any or some of these qualities? If you are an employer, how do you encourage your transcribers to better themselves and therefore their work?
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