Communicating In a Flat World

I wish I could just walk across and talk to my team, it would make everything faster!

If you have outsourced work and have had this thought, you are not alone. The spoken word does seem to convey much more in shorter time. Voice inflections, pauses and the enthusiasm you can convey when you speak may not be conveyed through a long document.

One of the coolest features we have on p2w2 was the voice recording widget. You can “speak to” your potential business partners through p2w2.

The voice feature is available for you on p2w2 at all the right places. You can find it in recording project description, providing feedback, discussing issues and also for sending routine voice messages.

Record your project description

Communicating In a Flat World

The controls are fairly simple. You have the Record, Stop, Pause and Play buttons. And

you have on-screen controls to edit what you recorded! The bars to the right indicate how audible your voice is to the control.

Worried that you might be speaking and your computer might not be hearing you? Well, we alert you if your microphone is not picking up an audible signal for more than 10 seconds.

Leave Voice Feedback

Communicating In a Flat World

Same controls, different purpose! You can quickly leave a voice feedback, and if needed attach files and also type in text to make everything absolutely clear! Open the document you are providing feedback on, and talk into the microphone as you skim through your document/PPT etc. No more swapping repeatedly between applications, or breaking your chain of thoughts to type comments in.

Send a voice message

Communicating In a Flat World

Emails are passé! You can “talk” to your p2w2 partner using the voice message feature.

Why not just pick up the phone you ask? Well, it might be 2 AM at where your business partner is!

Communicating In a Flat World

Soon after your are done sending the message, the person you sent this message to can now play it back.

Delete parts of a recording

Communicating In a Flat World

Did that pesky marketer call when you were in middle of a lengthy project description? Or did you get an important call you just had to take?

No need to start all over again, of course. You can select the part you want to remove from your recording, right click and delete.

Insert in recording

Communicating In a Flat World

Finished speaking a whole paragraph and realized you missed out something? No problem! Click on the wave form and you can insert what you missed out in middle of your existing recording! Isn’t that just cool?

Pause and Restart a recording

Communicating In a Flat World

Need to pause a while to recoup your thoughts? If you did not notice them already, the Pause buttons lets you take a break from recording to gather your thoughts, have a glass of water, open up that 6 pack – whatever helps you get moving again.

A tip: pausing for a shot while every few sentences helps you use these editing features easily. Not to mention you will be easier to follow for the person listening to the recording later!

Finally, some of us just like to talk than type. Overall, speaking your thoughts out into a recording tool is much faster and productive than attempting to type it all out. A document that would have taken you over an hour to type, format and attach could all be perhaps condensed into a half hour voice recording.

That’s all from us at p2w2 for now. If you have any cool features to suggest, write to me at Amit DOT Mullerpattan AT p2w2 DOT com.

About the author: Amit Mullerpattan is VP (Product) at, an online marketplace for services like writing, business consulting, research, software, online tutoring etc. He is responsible for the user experience with the p2w2 product and services.

2 Replies to “Communicating In a Flat World”

  1. Pretty cool widget I must say! This helps a lot if one is looking to be associated with a project; it helps assess the person on the other end better and is a nice way of eliminating the barrier of the written word for the most lucid explanantion right from the concerned person’s mouth.
    Really well thought of and implemented. I mean, if everyone looking for prospective work associates could write well, then the writing assistance provided by p2w2 would amount to naught, wouldn’t it? 🙂

  2. You are right there Vaibhav. 🙂

    Better still, our tool helps in communicating *more* than what you can using written word. Writing takes lot of time and probably so, you put it off for weeks because you have to set aside a block of time for you to complete it. Our voice tool saves you those weeks!

    Of course, we do not attempt to replace writing but to complement it.

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