Dictation with Voice Control (Mac)

Online digital course

What you will get

You will get quick and easy lessons, with short video tutorials. They are on average just over 2 minutes. No unnecessary fluff!

I promise you: it won’t take you ages and ages to go through this course 😂 

The modules cover, among other things, the following topics:

  • Get started with Voice Control
  • How to dictate
  • How to add new words
  • How to move the cursor around
  • How to correct your text
  • How to format and edit your text

The lessons have text instructions, short and to-the-point video’s and you can ask a question if the lesson isn’t clear to you.

Many lessons also have exercises to immediately bring into practice what you just learned. 

Practical cheat sheets with relevant commands make sure that you’ll always know what to say.

Sneak Peek in the course

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About me

Hi, I’m Janneke! 😀

I love helping you get the most out of dictation and speech commands on your Apple Mac or iPad.

How did I become so good at this speech recognition stuff?

Well, when I got severe repetitive strain injury issues almost 25 years ago, I didn’t want to give up using the computer.

So I learned all about operating the computer by voice and dictating my documents and emails. 

At first this was just for my own benefit, but I’ve been working as a speech recognition expert since 2000.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about this course

Yes, but the commands that you learn will be specific ones that you need for dictation. And for editing and correcting your text.

If you want to learn how to operate your Mac using speech commands, you’ll need a different course.

Remember that you can purchase an All Access Pass for the Apple Voice Command courses. This is an attractive option as soom as you are interested in more than a single course.

No. If you have checked the system requirements for using Apple Voice Control in the general FAQ at bottom of this page, you should be fine.

No, this course is entirely self study and self paced. There are no live workshops or Questions & Answers sessions.

You do have the opportunity to ask questions in a special section at the bottom of each course.

My estimate is that it will take you about 4 hours to go through the course:

  • read all the info
  • watch all the videos
  • do all the exercises

Having said that, it is a bit of an ‘how long is a piece of string’ question.

Everyone processes new information at their own speed, so please allow for that.

General FAQs

I only have one goal with these courses: to make you successful with Apple Voice Control.

If you can figure things out yourself by using your Google-fu and finding free tutorials, you totally have my blessing! Non-one wants to pay for what they don’t need, after all.

However, if you felt totally confident you could figure it out yourself, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. 

Also… have you ever watched 15 minutes of YouTube video only to find out that what you wanted to know wasn’t in there??! Or tried to read a blog post with tips and tricks, only to be frustrated because of the number of advertisements that mess up the actual content?! 

By buying this course, you get to make use of my two decades of experience in teaching speech recognition software. 

If you have a bit of money to spend and don’t want to spend a whole lot of time figuring things out for yourself, then you don’t want to miss out on these.

Let me remind you: You get to understand Voice Control and use it as a great tool to increase your productivity.

✅ A clear course index so that you immediately find what you need
✅ How-to videos, short and to the point
✅ Printable cheatsheets with voice commands (Yay!)
✅ Tips on how to dictate and microphone use
✅ Preventing mix-up between commands and dictation
✅ The option to ask questions in every lesson

These courses facilitate your learning by allowing you to follow the lessons step-by-step. If you prefer the ‘learn as you go approach’ you can pick and choose the topic you want to explore.

So, do you really need this? That’s up to you, but if you decide to buy a course I’ll do my very best to make you succeed!

Because some of the products will be updated with content on a regular basis and as Apple Voice Control develops. Any relevant new features will be added to the courses and if there are bugs, I’ll try to find workarounds for you and add them to the course.  

Don’t worry, you will receive a reminder when your access is expiring and it is easy to cancel if you do not wish to keep your access.

Mac:

You will need a Mac computer running on MacOS Catalina (or later).

I’m running it on a Mac Mini with 4 GB RAM and an upgraded SSD harddisk. 

This works fine.

iPad/iPhone

You will need to have your iPad or iPhone upgraded to  iPadOS, or 13 iOS 13 on the iPhone.

Microphone:

You’ll also need a microphone.

Please don’t be disappointed if Voice Control performs poorly with built in Mac(book) mics. You may have to invest in a separate headset.

On my iPad Pro I have better results when using the wired earbuds than when using the built-in iPad mic.

Yes, if you have purchased the course and within 7 days you feel this is not the right course for your, you can cancel and receive a refund.

Not really; this is not a tech support subscription. Also, if there are major issues with Apple Voice Control in a new realease or so, this is not the place to complain about that.

Having said that, the courses have tips on using the microphone and if I am aware of bugs I will include that information with workarounds if I know them. 

 You can also ask questions if you run into issues and if I know the answer, I will not hesitate to share my knowledge with you.

For the moment the only fully supported language is US English. 

The courses reflect that.

The courses will likely remain for English only.

If and when UK and other types of English become available, I will certainly mention that.