Since the introduction of modern technology and transcription software, traditional dictation has become a thing of the past. Dictation is the transcription of spoken word to text that includes someone who is “taking dictation” and another who is “dictating” or speaking. When we picture this, it usually looks like someone sitting in front of a typewriter, computer, or with a pen and paper writing down words spoken by another person. One very common, and current, use of dictation is that done by a court stenographer who transcribes all the spoken words during a hearing or trial. But dictation is used in many other professions and has a multitude of benefits for personal and business purposes.