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Training Materials for Dragon

Instructive resource guides and reference materials pertaining to the use of Dragon Professional & Dragon Medical Practice Edition for medical, legal, and professional users.

Speakeasy Solutions' Training Materials

About the Training Materials

Cover of Dragon Training Workbook version 15Speakeasy Solutions creates their own training materials for use with clients. With over 16 years working with medical, and legal professionals, as well as those with physical limitations, government, and corporate individuals, Speakeasy Solutions understands the need for productivity.

We teach the quickest and most efficient methods for using dictation technologies in your everyday use. We also teach a multitude of methods affecting a variety of results -- dependent upon your preferences and needs. We skip sections and information that is not useful to you, focusing on knowledge that will enhance your experience.

Afterwards, the training materials become a resource for you to refer to whenever needed.  Training materials are updated regularly, taking into account new versions, features, and updates.

Professionally Created Training Materials for Professionals

Availability of the Speakeasy Solutions Training Materials

The training materials are not intended to replace training sessions, but are used during Speakeasy Solutions' training sessions in order to augment the sessions and reinforce the material covered. The materials become an invaluable resource guide once training is complete.

Speakeasy Solutions' training materials are available to clients of Speakeasy Solutions who:

  • Receive a Complete Speech Recognition Solution (Dragon, plus a microphone or digital voice recorder, plus installation, plus 6 hours of Complete Training),
  • Receives 6 hours of Complete Dragon Training, or
  • Receive a Complete Upgrade Package (Dragon Upgrade, plus installation, plus 2 hours of Upgrade Training).

Training materials are generally included or available at reduced costs for those who receive both products and services from Speakeasy Solutions.

Training Workbooks for Physicians, Legal Practitioners, & Professionals

Dragon Professional & Dragon Medical Training Materials

SeS Training “Tips and Tricks” Workbook

The intended audience are those who wish to maximize the use of Dragon for the purpose of increasing their productivity in their day-to-day computer use.

Dragon provides many methods and commands to perform the same functions; some of these methods are far more efficient than others, and these are explained throughout the Dragon Training Workbook.

Moreover, the Dragon Training Workbook offers advice and workarounds for some of Dragon’s less than effective features, as well as addresses the myriad challenges new users often face.

As always, the Dragon Training Workbook’s content is based on using Dragon realistically – as opposed to an idealized perspective, inflated by marketing hype.

Dragon Version 15 Training Workbook (for Dragon® Professional Individual 15)

Dragon training workbook version 15This 300 page Training Workbook is a comprehensive guide for using Dragon version 15 in a professional setting. Emphasis is placed on simplicity and expedience.

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Contents

The Training Workbook provides numerous sample exercises, examples, reference sheets, and approximately 400 screen captures.

Throughout the volume are easy to spot graphical icons indicating:

  • what is new for version 15,
  • a top command,
  • a key concept,
  • cautionary information,
  • accessibility/hands-free use, and
  • features best not used at all.

Each section is prefaced with a Command Summary, specific to the features and commands discussed throughout this section. A graphical icon indicates the top commands within the summary.

The final sections of the Training Workbook contains Reference Sheets with respect to:

  • Dragon commands (global, and application-specific),
  • troubleshooting,
  • additional tips & tricks, and
  • program specific command sheets (i.e. Microsoft Office, Web Applications etc.).

Reference Card Also Included

An amalgam of the Training Workbook's Dragon Top Commands & Key Support Concepts, this sturdy Reference Card is ideal to keep convenient.

One side of the Reference Card provides the most effective Dragon voice commands for editing, correcting, and computer control. The other side of the Reference Card is a support guide for contending with diminished recognition accuracy, adding phrases, adding text shortcut commands, and the very important sequence of steps for resolving misrecognitions.

The Reference Card places the culmination of the entire Training Workbook at your fingertips.

Dragon Version 13/14 Training Workbook (for Dragon® Professional Group 14)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking training workbook version 13This 304 page Training Workbook is a comprehensive guide for using Dragon's version 13 & 14 effectively.

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Contents

The Training Workbook provides numerous sample exercises, examples, reference charts, and approximately 450 screen captures.

Throughout the volume are easy to spot graphical icons indicating:

  • what is new for version 13/14,
  • a top command,
  • a key concept,
  • cautionary information,
  • accessibility/hands-free use, and
  • features best not used at all.

This version has undergone a complete rewrite for further detail, clarity, and a new section ("What Now? Activities After Speakeasy Solutions' Training") to assist Speakeasy Solutions' clients after training is complete.

Each section is prefaced with a Command Summary, specific to the features and commands discussed throughout this section. A graphical icon indicates the top commands within the summary.

The final sections of the Training Workbook contains Reference Sheets with respect to:

  • Dragon commands (global, and application-specific),
  • troubleshooting,
  • additional tips & tricks, and
  • program specific command sheets (i.e. Microsoft Office, Web Applications etc.).

Reference Card Also Included

An amalgam of the Training Workbook's Dragon Top Commands & Key Support Concepts, this sturdy Reference Card is ideal to keep convenient.

One side of the Reference Card provides the most effective Dragon voice commands for editing, correcting, and computer control. The other side of the Reference Card is a support guide for contending with diminished recognition accuracy, adding phrases, adding text shortcut commands, and the very important sequence of steps for resolving misrecognitions.

The Reference Card places the culmination of the entire Training Workbook at your fingertips.

Dragon Version 12 Training Workbook (for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking training workbook version 12This 282 page Training Workbook is a comprehensive guide for using Dragon version 12 & Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 effectively.

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Contents

The Training Workbook provides numerous sample exercises, examples, reference charts, and approximately 400 screen captures.

Throughout the volume are easy to spot graphical icons indicating:

  • what is new for version 12,
  • a top command,
  • a key concept,
  • cautionary information,
  • accessibility/hands-free use, and
  • features best not used at all.

New with this version of the Training workbook are easy to glean mini-summaries of the different methods (voice command, mouse click, and keystroke) to achieve certain results. For example, the sequence necessary for voice commanding and mouse clicking to access the Auto-Formatting Options.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 training workbook mini summary

Each section is prefaced with a Command Summary, specific to the features and commands discussed throughout this section. A graphical icon indicates the top commands within the summary.

The final sections of the Training Workbook contains Reference Sheets with respect to:

  • Dragon commands (global, and application-specific),
  • troubleshooting, and
  • additional tips & tricks.

NEW Reference Card

As a result of the popularity of the Dragon Top Commands & Quick Support Guide pages from the Version 11 (and previous) Training Workbook, Speakeasy Solutions now provides a sturdy Reference Card with this same information (although, now expanded).

One side of the Reference Card provides the most effective Dragon voice commands for editing, correcting, and computer control. The other side of the Reference Card is a support guide for contending with diminished recognition accuracy, adding phrases, adding text shortcut commands, and the very important sequence of steps for resolving misrecognitions.

The Reference Card places the culmination of the entire Training Workbook at your fingertips.

Using Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 (Adjunct Training Guide)

Using Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 (an adjunct training guide)

This 40 page resource with numerous screenshots is an adjunct to the 282 page training workbook for Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12.

As the core of these products are the same, our physician clients will receive the Speakeasy Solutions training workbook for Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 as well as this newly revised training guide for Dragon Medical Practice Edition.

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Contents

This training guide includes the following information:

  • Dragon Medical Practice Edition's optimal options, specifically for use with EMRs (Speakeasy Solutions discusses the benefits of different options depending upon the EMR used)
  • Suggested changes to Dragon Medical’s autoformatting options, as historically modified by our clients
  • The most streamlined use of the various dictation box workflows in nonstandard windows such as EMRs; focusing on each user's chosen EMR
  • Restoring a user profile in case of corruption or other needs to revert to a previous saved user profile
  • The benefits of additional vocabularies
  • Efficient playback practices for physicians and assistants performing proofreading (corrections)
  • Tips & tricks in contending with the most commonly encountered challenges by medical practitioners

Olympus Dictation & Transcription, and Dragon Training Materials

The ODMS software integrates tightly with Dragon.  This refined integration improves workflow enormously over its previous versions, automating Dragon's transcription process under a variety of scenarios (i.e. multiple authors and multiple transcriptionists, single author, single transcriptionist, and so on).  Transcribing dictation has never been so quick or efficient.

This workbook serves as a training and resource guide for those whose dictation solutions are purchased and configured from Speakeasy Solutions.  The workbook is geared towards medical, legal, and professional practitioners and their assistants, with their most common workflows in mind.

Olympus Dictation Management System & Dragon Versions 11 & 12 Training Workbook

Olympus Dictation Management System & Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 / Dragon Medical Practice Edition training workbookThis 60 page Training Workbook is a comprehensive guide for using the Olympus ODMS (Olympus Dictation Management System) and Dragon NaturallySpeaking versions 11 & 12 effectively.

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Contents

The Training Workbook provides over 200, easy to follow, screen captures, with instructions on both ODMS and Dragon configuration and use.

Topics include:

  • establishing a Dragon user profile,
  • configuring and using the ODMS Dictation Module,
  • configuring and using the ODMS Transcription Module,
  • using the ODMS vocabulary and acoustic adaptation process effectively,
  • ODMS tips,
  • refining Dragon's vocabulary for increasing accuracy, and
  • backing up a Dragon user profile.

Philips SpeechMike Premium Training Materials

Accompanying the Philips SpeechMike handheld microphones is the Philips Device Control Centre application.  The Philips Device Control Centre enables you to customize the buttons of your SpeechMike to perform various tasks (open a template, send a sequence of keystrokes, control Dragon, and more).  Beyond customizing the buttons, the SpeechMike can be further configured with a variety of other functions.

Customizing the behaviour of the Philips SpeechMike allows for greater efficiencies in your workflow when used with Dragon.

Using the Philips SpeechMike Premium (Touch & Trackball) with Dragon

Using the Philips SpeechMike Premium with Dragon NaturallySpeaking & Dragon Medical Practice Edition Training WorkbookThis 44 page Resource Guide provides an overview of the Philips SpeechMike Premium's device settings, along with the new features (pick and drop, microphone motion control, and scroll wheel function). This booklet is free with the purchase of a Philips SpeechMike Premium from Speakeasy Solutions.

Application controls are covered in more detail, outlining how to assign buttons, along with a detailed description of the Dragon commands possible.

Examples are also provided for the most commonly assigned functions (i.e. opening a file, creating a new document based on a Microsoft Word template etc.).

Tips for using the Philips SpeechMike Premium with an EMR (electronic medical record application) and some troubleshooting notes are also provided.

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Contents

The Resource Guide provides over 30, easy to follow, screen captures, with instructions on Philips SpeechMike Premium configuration.

Topics include:

  • basic & advanced device settings,
  • exporting & uploading settings,
  • assigning functionality to buttons,
  • Dragon command functionality,
  • suggested optimal settings,
  • tips for use with electronic medical record applications, and
  • troubleshooting tips.

Speakeasy Solutions Optimal Configuration Settings

For clients who receive a complete speech recognition solution package (Dragon, SpeechMike, installation, and training), Speakeasy Solutions provides and sets up an optimal configuration file for the SpeechMike (based on clients' most desired configuration).

Clients who purchase their Philips SpeechMike Premium from Speakeasy Solutions receive:

  • the 44 page booklet
  • the optimal configuration files
  • optimal and blank configuration settings cheat sheet

Philips SpeechMike Premium Blank Configuration

Use this convenient PDF to record your custom device configuration settings.

 Additional Training & Instructional Materials

  • Setting up the Sennheiser DW Office with Dragon [2 pages]
  • Creating & Using Templates in MS Word for Use with Dragon Medical [12 pages of instructions, annotated sample and 4 MS Word template samples]
  • Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe & Dragon Medical Setup & Use [22 pages]