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How to transcribe a Zoom meeting with Speak Ai's automated transcription software

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How to download a Zoom recording

Step 1: Sign in to your Zoom account.

Step 2: Navigate to and click on Recordings on the left side menu.

Step 3: Search for the recording you want by sorting by host, meeting ID, topic or keywords.

Step 4: Click on the recording you want and click "Download"

If you don’t know how to download your Zoom recordings, view our Zoom recording download guide to grab your files. 

Once you download your Zoom recording, it’s a good idea to transcribe and analyze it. This makes your recording more shareable, accessible and let’s you identify important topics and trends that happen across your files. 

You can use a tool like Speak to transcribe, analyze and even create shareable libraries of all the Zoom meetings, lectures or webinars you are a part of.

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How to transcribe a Zoom recording

Step 1: Upload your Zoom recording or connect to your Zoom account.

Upload your recording or connect your Zoom account under your integrations page.

If you don’t know how to download your Zoom recordings, view our Zoom recording download guide to grab your files. 

Step 2: Choose which recordings you want to upload or choose to auto sync for all recordings to automatically get pulled into Speak.

Once your account is connected you can easily pick only the ones you want to be pulled into Speak. 

If you want to automatically store and analyze future Zoom recordings, set up Auto Sync and you’re good to go. 

Step 3: Choose automatic or professional transcription.

For general meetings that don’t require fully accurate transcripts (80-95% accurate) automatic transcription and analysis is more than enough for your needs. 

If you are dealing with more important data that requires 99%+ accuracy, choose professional transcription. 

Our expert team will then get your transcript ready in as little as 24 hours depending on your urgency.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to transcribe and analyze your Zoom recordings

Automatic transcription and analysis in Speak is 1:1 meaning that  it takes roughly 1 minute to transcribe 1 minute of audio

However, files are also transcribed concurrently so you generally won’t be waiting for too long to receive your transcripts. 

Concurrent transcription means that if you upload 10 files where each is an hour long, you will only have to wait 1 hour for all the files to be transcribed instead of waiting 10 hours. 

Step 5: View and edit your transcript

Once you receive your automated transcript you have the option to edit and correct any glaring errors. 

With professional transcripts, you won’t have to do anything. 

The files will be uploaded directly into the system and merged with the original file that you uploaded. 

Step 6: Export your transcript in any format or simply share your Zoom recordings through a shareable media library

Once you are satisfied with your Zoom transcript you can export them in any of the available formats including PDF, Word and even more advanced formats like CSV or JSON depending on your plan. 

A more effective way of sharing transcripts is through a shareable media library that include the media file, AI insights and an interactive transcript that makes it simple to navigate through a Zoom recording. 

Why should I transcribe my Zoom recordings?

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Make your meetings more accessible and turn them into an ongoing learning resource

Accessibility is key to a modern business and transcribing Zoom recordings is a great way to create data sets for knowledge sharing and data analysis.

You can use this transcribed data to train staff, review meeting performance and create internal information banks to improve knowledge dissemination within your organization. 

Turn your Zoom meetings into an insights repository for your organization - Speak Ai

Create a central insights repository with important topics from all your meetings

With the growing number of Zoom meetings, webinars and presentations we now find ourselves dealing with, data management becomes a tedious chore. 

By using Speak to transcribe and analyze your Zoom meetings, you can easily create a constantly updating insights library that identifies important topics, keywords and patterns that emerge over time. 

Speak also gives you a simple way to securely manage all your important Zoom recordings and other media files in one place. 

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Easily review and repurpose your Zoom meetings for use in sales, marketing and customer support

Every Zoom meeting holds a large amount of important topics and discussions that might have a use outside just the virtual boardroom. 

Instead of trying to rely on your memory or traditional minute taking, use Speak to automatically take minutes and provide you with instant insight into important topics covered in your conversations. 

If relevant, these conversations can be turned into video segments for your company socials, blog posts for your website or even provide more clear direction for your customer support or sales team when they interact with your target audience.

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As a person who spends hours per day brainstorming out loud I never had the ability to make sense of all of my thoughts. Speak Ai had the ability to synthesize hours of audio into useful insights.
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