introducing a friend

I want to introduce you all to a friend of mine. His name is Snoopi Botten. He uses software called Dectalk. Dectalk is text-to-speech software  which
can be programmed to sing.  . Snoopi programs Dectalk songs so that people who have speech difficulties can sing just like everyone else. Snoopi is known
all over the world because of his Dectalk songs and the impact they have on people’s lives.

Snoopi’s Dectalk work is one of the reasons I wanted to learn how to make Dectalk sing myself. With the help of God and Snoopi, I improved my Dectalk singing
skills substantially. The Dectalk 101 CD which Snoopi created was a wonderful learning tool. My dream of making Dectalk sing has been fulfilled time and
time again. . I make Dectalk sing because it’s a fun hobby for me. After I program a song, Snoopi does the mixing with music.

I am so thankful to God for bringing Snoopi into my life. God has enabled me to contribute to the CDs which Snoopi has released between 2009 and the present.
Being part of Snoopi’s ministry has provided opportunities for me to be of service, whether it’s by programming a song or giving a talk in my own voice.
Thank you Lord!

This is a song which I programmed with Dectalk in 2009. The lyrics were composed by a mutual friend, Kelly Wickham. Kelly is a blind songwriter,
musician and singer who produces her own CDs. She encouraged me to program a Dectalk version of her Thank You Lord song. It is on some of Snoopi’s CDs,
two of them if I recall correctly.

Snoopi is inspirational because of his Dectalk work, the CDs he has released and articles he writes. Most importantly, he is an example of how God can
use individuals to impact lives for His glory. I was inspired to create my blog after reading a blog which Snoopi created some years ago.

Snoopi, I think you are inspirational, fantastic and awesome. I feel so blessed to have you for a friend!

Check out  Snoopi’s web site, which includes a Dectalk section, at
http://www.theflameofhope.co/
If you are on Facebook and would like to add Snoopi as a friend, here is a link to his Facebook wall.
https://m.facebook.com/snoopi.botten.7

Postscript: I originally created this blog post in 2010. I am updating it in 2016 to make the post better and provide Snoopi’s current web site.

2 thoughts on “introducing a friend”

    1. I’m sorry it has taken me a long time to write a public reply. Dectalk is a speech synthesizer, which means it converts text to speech. As indicated in my post, Dectalk can also sing. I like it because Dectalk can do almost anything. It can talk, sing, act, make an almost infinite number of voices…

      To learn more about Snoopi, I recommend visiting his web site. I recently updated my post with his current web site address. In a nutshell, he has been used by God to do wonderful things, i.e. show what is possible through technology. I help him with his music sometimes and have been blessed to have been part of his CDs since 2009 in various ways.

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