Transcription is the systematic representation of language in written form. The source can either be utterances (speech or sign language) or preexisting text in another writing system. Conference transcription therefore entails representing utterances in the conference into written form. The source may be speech or sign language or video.
Behind any given successful company or organization is a series of well organized and purposeful conferences. Conferences in institutions are held for several reasons with the fundamental aim of achieving success in business through proper planning and evaluation.
One other important aspect in business is that of Communication. A business cannot progress if the communication channel is either inefficient or completely non-existent. One way of communicating is through conferences and meetings and recording of the information discussed in the forums.
Business involves a multitude of conferences held for its success. This may take various forms such as briefing of the employees, top management conferences and conferences of related companies.
Conferences in business serve a significant purpose both to the workers and top management. They enhance a sense of reflection for the business performance over a given period of time and planning for the future prospects. This helps in assessment whether the business is progressing or not. In so doing, the company is able to check on its operational policies and evaluate them in a bid to realize success in its operations.
Conference transcription is rather a broad term that encompasses several aspects of conferences. It includes among others; industry conferences, corporate conferences, debates, round table discussions, seminars, lectures, employee training sessions, trade show presentations, board meetings.
In the recent decades, research has shown that the attention span and comprehension among the attendees in conferences is too low. Some researchers have showed that as conferences are conducted, the level of comprehension is as low as 10%. Hence the need to a written copy of what transpired in the conference to accompany the audio and video version of the presentation.
Research has also shown that many conference attendees today prefer watching, reading for themselves or listening to audio recordings to mere listening to presentations at the conferences. This has come about as a result of the human initiative to learn at leisure rather than being taught as such.
Given the fact that a company is expected to be a long term operational investment, record keeping is important for the success of a company. It aids research and evaluation of the company’s success and failures for better achievement. One way of keeping records is through transcribing the content messages in conferences held pertaining the company’s business.
For transcription to be meaningful however there is need to seek the services of professional transcriptionists for accurate and efficient Transcription services. The 21st century has witnessed an upsurge of the translation companies across different continents, whose aims are to ensure that global business is made a reality through the eradication of language barrier.