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This week, Peter “The Dictator” Mahoney covers the topic of transferring your Dragon profile. If you purchase a new computer, or switch computers, and you don’t want to lose your personal Dragon profile that you’ve built, did you know that you can simply export your profile and take it with you? You can!

Peter shows you how here.

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Last week, we hosted our first-ever Dragon User Group Conference, and hundreds of Boston-area Dragon users joined us for learning and conversation. We hosted two separate sessions and then broke those into two tracks for novice and advanced Dragon users.

Dragon User Group (Boston) - Opening Session

Peter Mahoney – aka “The Dictator” – kicked off the sessions with a welcome to our attendees which included an overview and peek into the history of Dragon, as well as advancements made in recent years. From there, we moved on to our novice and advanced tracks, which included a look at dictation best practices, correction techniques, tips, tricks and strategies to boost accuracy and get more out of Dragon. We even had an expert resource on-hand to troubleshoot specific customer issues and answer questions. Finally, we talked with a number of people on-camera about how and why they use Dragon. (We’ll begin to share these videos with you in the coming weeks).

The event was a terrific opportunity for us to connect with our customers to not only share more information, but to get valuable feedback about what we’re doing well with Dragon, and where we could improve on things. Most importantly, it gave our customers an opportunity to connect with one another and share what they know.

We are evaluating options for doing similar events in other locations, and we’ll keep you posted. For now, check out more photos from the Boston event on our Flickr page.

First Dragon User Group Conference (Boston)

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Folks, our apologies for the interruption here. Let’s get right back at it…

This week’s Ask the Dictator video is all about training – just in time for Spring Training season. As you likely know, Dragon does very well at recognizing speech accurately with very little up-front training. However, the more you train your Dragon, the smarter it gets, and the better your experience.  This week, Peter shows us where you can find more Dragon tips, tutorials, and other resources, so that you can do a little Spring Training of your own!

Check out the video here.

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This week in our Ask the Dictator series, Peter shows you (with a special Valentine’s Day flair) how to use text and graphics commands with Dragon. This is a huge time-saver if you use the same blocks of text (or graphics) in your emails or documents.

Check out the video here:

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Thanks, Julie True Kingsley, for your post about Dragon Dictate. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and very glad to see that Dragon is allowing you to keep writing.

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If you live the in Boston area and use Dragon, why not join us for our first user group conference this Thursday, February 10? We’ll have live product demonstrations, detailed training breakout sessions, technical support assistance, and a panel of Dragon product experts ready to answer your individual questions. And also?  It’s free!

If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to do so.  Just hop over to the event page and sign up.

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In this week’s Ask the Dictator episode, Peter Mahoney shows us one of his favorite commands in Dragon, the “resume with” command.  Check out how quickly and easily Peter can change his mind mid-sentence and edit his text with Dragon. 

What’s *your* favorite command in Dragon?

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