Transcribing your sermons is a great way to expand the reach of your words. Many people are searching online for sermons, lecture and religious thoughts because they have religious questions or want to find an inspirational leader whose words they can quote and share with others.
If you already record your sermons and post them on your website, then you’ve taken the first step to growing your sphere of influence, but videos and podcasts unfortunately cannot be indexed by Google and other search engines, which rely on text to find content.
If you want your sermons to be found by a larger and/ or younger community, they need to be in text format. In this increasingly busy world, people with questions won’t have the time to sift through a 30-minute podcast or video to find the answers they’re seeking, but those same people might have a few minutes to dedicate to reading the sermon for exactly the answer they need. When they find what they’re looking for, they’re more likely to come back to your site, share your words with friends and family, copy and paste it directly into their own websites, and become an active part of your community.
By sharing your words through text, you also give your constituents a tangible item to share with their own friends and family. It can help them start conversations and further attract local community members to your church, synagogue or other place of worship. Moreover, you can now appeal to people who may be hard of hearing or who don’t speak your language. Text is much more easy to translate than audio and so you could even offer your sermons in multiple languages to inspire a whole new group of people.
If you’re looking to collect your thoughts into a book, these transcripts will provide a valuable resource. You won’t have to worry about cleaning up the text, since TranscribeMe delivers a ‘clean verbatim’ format where we remove all erroneous words, such as ah, umm, hmm, you know, like, etc. We also offer transcripts in Word Doc format so that you can easily edit it to fit your own personal needs. Additionally, we offer other customized formatting solutions, with prices starting at just $1/min.
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