Who Need This Fresh Spark?
Are you a preacher, evangelist, missionary, sermonizer or a transcriber of sermons?
Do you encounter hindrances in sermon transcriptions?
Then, it’s the time for “you” to dwell-in… You’d of sure have a wonderful learning here, on “how to give a renaissance to your audio-visual sermon backlogs?”
1 – Know and Practice The Art of Inscription…
Writing is an art and it’s beyond transcribing the thoughts or speech into a textual content. Though not a tough nut to crack, it calls for millions of minute details to make it done. I would say that the textual transcription must be like “carving on an ice-rock” and not like signing your name on a cream cake.
So, you must maintain the temperature of the thoughts so as to make the reader feel the gist of oration. Also, just like the ice-rock your writing must look unpolluted. i.e., the content must drive the readers towards a well-directed target and it should not perplex them.
Ever came across a Famous Christian literature written by a preacher who never impressed you with his oration? How is it possible? It’s all because of a guy with good technical writing skills (grammar, punctuations, vocabulary, native idioms, etc.) and acquaintance with the sense of making mind-essence; and absolutely no fiddlesticks!
2- Double-check to get rid of “Church Business”
At the outset of your writing, make the introduction and conclusion die out from the transcript. The rationale behind this deletion is that the introduction and conclusion in a preacher’s sermon may not be in harmony with the opening and finish of the book as a whole. Besides, a transcriber must do away with the “uh”s, “u”s, “you know”s and “like”s in the sermons.
3 – Listen, Listen and Listen…
It’s much imperative for a transcriber to be a first-rate listener than being a good writer. If the transcriber is familiar with the preacher’s voice and could extract the speech impeccably, listening twice is more than enough. But, feeble recordings may attract further attention. Thus, the ultimate target must be to find the holy grail of the intact sermon transcription process through focused listening.
4 – Edit to Give a New Face…
To make the sermon transcript done and dusted – a clear formatting, resizing of the transcript and adding the necessary colors to make it better is much crucial to make the reader dwell in the book. Care should be taken to ensure that the preacher’s voice is not lost and the book is not crammed with too much ornamental stuff.
“A good book must contain the real meat sandwiched with decent illustrations.”
5 – Ghostwriting – Making People Worship a Devil?
Literally, I didn’t mean it!
My intention is to accentuate the fact that a Ghostwriter with honed technical skills and good presentation proficiency could make even worse stuff better.
Make your sermon better and give it a good reach…
Get it done with no time squandering…
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