In this age of instantaneous information, when getting ahead means getting there first and fast, it is imperative that anyone whose work involves writing uses every moment of their time effectively. A companion volume to Writing With Precision, and formerly titled Dictating Effectively, this updated step-by-step guide can teach anyone to dictate correspondence, reports, speeches and even books. Here is a step-by-step guide that can teach even the most confirmed "dictaphobe" to dictate correspondence, reports, speeches, even books. (This book was dictated ) More than that, it is a complete guide to efficient management of your office workload or your creative outpourings. If you can dictate effectively, you can double or even triple your output. This book is not just for the privileged few who happen to have secretaries to transcribe hours of tape; this book also specifically addresses all those who don't have secretaries. Anyone who writes -- playwrights, novelists, journalists, freelancers -- will be able to boost productivity and get beyond writer's block by mastering the art of dictation.