How to record and convert a GoToMeeting to text

The trend to increased use of video conferencing tools like, Google Hangout, Zoom, Skype or GoToMeeting continues. And the impact of Coronavirus which is occurring as we write this article has just accelerated this trend. With the rise of these video meetings, there is an increase need to record and convert the meetings to text. Transcribing a meeting can help with action items as well as keep everyone on the same page should they need to go back to the meeting to verify something.

What is GoToMeeting?

GoToMeeting is a web-conferencing software that allows users to meet online through a computer. GoToMeeting is typically used in a professional setting but can be used for personal use.

Why transcribe a GoToMeeting recording?

Note-taking can be an arduous task. Not only that it’s hard to stay fully focused on the meeting when you are trying to take notes. If you record your GoToMeeting and convert the meeting to text, these problems go away. You can concentrate on being present at the meeting and once you have the transcript you have a resource with all the action items and conversations in one place. Also, you can search the transcript to pinpoint key parts of the meeting. This is particulary useful if you are trying to isolate key themes across meetings.

8 steps to record and convert your GoToMeeting to text

1. Open GoToMeeting

Open the GoToMeeting software. If you don’t have an account, GoToMeeting offers a 15 days free trial:

2. Create a meeting

Log in to your GoToMeeting account, click on “Meetings” and then click “Create a meeting”. You can invite participants by clicking “People” and adding participants. Note that anyone who receives the share link will be able to join the meeting.

3. Record GoToMeeting

Click the “Record” button in the top left of your screen. Participants will be notified that the meeting is going to be recorded. 

4. End the GoToMeeting

Once your meeting has finished, click the “End meeting”. The meeting’s recording will be automatically be stored in your account under “Meetings”.

5. Download your GoToMeeting’s recording

Click on to “Meetings” and click “History”. Select the meeting you want to convert to text and click “Download” and save your file on your desktop.

6. Convert your GoToMeeting to text

Open your Sonix account. If you don’t have a Sonix account, you can create one here in less than 10 seconds: Click “Upload” and “Select file from my computer and select the GoToMeeting meeting. Sonix will automatically convert your GoToMeeting to text in less than 5 minutes.

7. Proofread & share

With your transcript you can edit, highlight parts, and share with your teammates. Keep everyone on the same page and share action items in seconds. 

That’s it! It’s fast and easy to record and convert a GoToMeeting to text. Good luck!

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