Getting Started With Speak

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We’re so glad you’ve decided to use Speak! We believe we have built and are continuing to build an awesome product to help manage, analyze, and share media.

Sign Up

We’ve tried to make getting started as simple as possible.

To get started, please visit:

Fill out the input fields. You will be required to provide your:

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Email
  4. Password
  5. Phone Number

Agree to the terms of service and select “Submit”. When completed, you will receive an email. The email will contain a link that verifies your account. Once verified, you can visit and access Speak.

Free Upload

You get your first 30 minutes of audio and video analysis free. Once you go beyond that limit, you will pay per minute. You do not have to sign up for a plan, there is a pay-as-you-go plan with a higher per-minute cost and limited features.

Change Plan Profile Overview

If you want to do more with Speak, you can easily upgrade by selecting “Change Plan” in the dashboard or profile overview area. You can see full details on the Speak pricing page here.

Upload Audio & Video

In the dashboard or on the top right of the application, you will see options to upload.

Hit the button and you will be taken to the upload screen. You can add links or files. You can do multiple files and links at once. Currently, you can also do public or unlisted YouTube videos (which is a great idea for SEO if that’s relevant to the strategy).

For files, we support:


MP4, MOV, FLV, WebM and AVI



Once you add the file(s), Speak will automatically determine the cost based on the minutes. If you have a plan with included minutes, it will use those minutes. If you are on a Pay-As-You-Go-Plan, it will ask to charge your pre-loaded balance or credit card.

You have the option to choose “Insights and Transcript” or “Transcript Only”.

Insights & Transcript

Our system automatically extracts out the faces in the video (you can even label the speakers and it will save the moving forward – awesome feature), keywords, topics, brands, labels, and sentiments/emotions. You can easily customize what insights you want to show per across the whole account or by video. The insights are really engaging, interactive experiences that enable people to understand the content quickly and easily navigate to relevant parts in the videos.

Because our servers do a lot more work for the insights (especially on video), the cost-per-minute is higher. You can see those costs on the pricing page.

Transcript Only

Sometimes, the insights are unnecessary or a bit more costly, so people only want to get the transcript. This enables people to easily read and search through the transcript and click on the lines they are interested in to jump to that exact spot in the video. We are finding a lot of people love this experience and actually read the text a lot more then most people might think.

Checkout & Analysis

Once you have selected your media to be analyzed and if you want the insights and transcript or just the transcript, you can confirm.

Depending on your plan and balance, you will be redirected to a second page to confirm how you would like to pay. Select the option that works best for you.

Speak will begin analyzing your files. How long it takes to analyzes depends on the length, size of the media, and if you’re doing audio or video.

Choose to visit the dedicated list of audio or video pages by selecting the audio or video icon on the left sidebar.

Video Detail

Select the video or audio file you want to view in detail. If the file is analyzed, you will be able to see:

  1. Insights (If selected on checkout)
  2. Transcription
  3. Export Options (File, PDF, Doc, SRT)
  4. Share (Embeddable Player & Dedicated Landing Page)
  5. Analytics (Word Cloud)

Generally, most people are interacting with the media within the application, exporting it to different file types, or sharing as a custom landing page or Iframe embeddable player.


To export, simply select the dropdown menu and choose the file type that you want. The media will automatically be converted into that file type and begin downloading.


If you want to share the media externally, you have two options:

  1. You can share the custom landing page that generates with each video
  2. You can add the IFrame we generate to a website page of your choice

With both options, you are able to customize the colour, and if selected, the insights that you want to share.

Custom Page

Just select the “Custom Branded Page” link and share that with whoever you want to. They will be able to watch the video or listen to the audio on a dedicated page.


Just select the Iframe copy code. You can change the height and width values. Embed this directly on your site in the HTML and it will appear on your page.

Wrapping Up

This is just a short guide to getting started with Speak! We hope that helps. You can do so much more. Please feel encouraged to browse our other resources or connect with us at if you want to make the best use of Speak.

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