7 Compelling Reasons for Transcribing Your Podcasts and YouTube Videos

Have you ever considered transcribing your podcasts or YouTube videos? If not, I would suggest it’s time to explore this often-overlooked aspect of content creation.

Or how about downloading your own transcription of someone else’s podcast or video to enhance your own understanding of the subject?

Why transcribe podcasts and videos?

Transcriptions are more than just text versions of your audio and video content—they’re powerful tools that can significantly enhance your reach and impact.

Tool for transcribing podcasts and videos:

So first, here is a terrific tool called Speak that only needs the URL of a podcast or video to be able to transcribe it for you:  https://speakai.co/?via=transcribe

transcribe podcast and video

Now, on to the ‘why’:

1. Accessibility is Key: Adding transcripts makes your content accessible to everyone, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. By providing transcriptions, you’re not just complying with accessibility standards; you’re also embracing a whole community of potential listeners and viewers who might otherwise miss out on your content.

2. Boost Your SEO: Search engines are text-based creatures. They love words! (I share that love)  By transcribing your audio and video content, you’re feeding these search engines with rich, relevant keywords. This can boost your content’s visibility in search results, leading more people to your digital doorstep.

3. Cater to Different Learning Styles: Not everyone absorbs information best through listening or watching. Some prefer reading. Transcriptions cater to this diverse audience, allowing readers to consume content at their own pace, re-read complex parts, and fully engage with your material. (and as a side note, if you are interested in any courses or tools to assist particularly with regard to this topic, please reach out (Support@LeadersXL.com) – I have some very cool things to share)

4. Easier Content Repurposing: Do you have a great quote or a key point in your podcast or video? Transcriptions make it a breeze to find and reuse these gems in social media posts, blogs, or even in future content. It’s like having a goldmine of your own content, ready to be repurposed!

5. Improving Language Learning and Comprehension: For non-native speakers or those learning a new language, transcriptions can be incredibly helpful (and as someone who has recently moved to Serbia of all places, I sooo appreciate videos with transcriptions to I can better learn the language here). Transcriptions allow viewers to read along, understand better, and even pick up new vocabulary. It’s an educational bonus that’s too good to ignore.

6. Convenience for the On-the-Go Audience: Let’s face it, not everyone can watch a video or listen to a podcast, especially in noise-sensitive environments like a library or at work. Transcriptions offer a discreet and convenient alternative for consuming content without needing headphones or a quiet room.

7. Valuable Feedback and Analysis: One element that is often overlooked, transcriptions can be a fantastic tool for self-improvement. Reviewing your transcribed content can help you catch repetitive phrases, notice filler words, or even improve the overall structure of your future content.

Oh, and a bonus one – if this is your content, consider using one of the many tools available to convert your podcast or video into another language!


Transcribing your podcasts and YouTube videos isn’t just an extra step in your content creation process; it’s a smart, inclusive, and strategic move that can broaden your audience, enhance your content’s value, and even improve your own skills as a creator.

If you would like more information or have any questions, as always, please feel free to reach out:  Support@LeadersXL.com or find other information on our contact page.

~ Bella

Ms Bella St John

[Written with the assistance of ChatGPT]