Super 30 Hour Seminar Package #1 - 30 hours (3.0 CEUs)

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Confidence, Ethics, Internet Safety, and Humor Session 1 Title: “Super-Organized Reporter“ – 2 hrs (120 minutes) Presenter: – Pam Coder, CSP Pam shares tricks and tips for keeping your computer running smoothly and...

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    Confidence, Ethics, Internet Safety, and Humor

    Session 1

    Title: Super-Organized Reporter – 2 hrs (120 minutes)

    Presenter: – Pam Coder, CSP

    Pam shares tricks and tips for keeping your computer running smoothly and organized so you don’t spend a bunch of unnecessary time looking for files.

    Topics covered:

    Pam and the attendees discuss organizing and storing files effectively and safely, audio tips, capacity, cloud storage, sending files to support staff, peripherals to improve productivity, keeping your desktop clean and clutter-free, tracking expenses and anything else to save time and make our jobs easier.

    Session 2

    Title: Things People Say” –  2 hrs (120 minutes)

    Presenter: Pam Coder, CSR

    Format:

    You’ll receive a handout of paragraphs with crazy sentences actually said in depositions, made up words, words that are difficult to spell or not pronounced like they are spelled.  Pam shows you how to make sense of it all.

    Biography:

    Pam Gwen Coder, CSR

    Pam Gwin Coder is a dedicated freelance reporter in Texas and has reported since 1994.  She is a realtime writer, technology instructor, software instructor, and frequent guest speaker.  She has been mentoring students from various schools since 2003.  Pam opened her own school, “RACR,” The Realtime Academy of Court Reporting in October of 2012.  Pam is a member of TCRA as well as NCRA.  She is speaking at the NCRA convention for the first time this year.  Her first book, Transitioning from Student to Professional Court Reporter, was first published in 2009.  She is currently working on her second book, The Mystery of Beginning and Ending Pages – Solved!

    Session 3

    Title: “Court Reporting – It Ain’t No Picnic” – Ethics 2.5 hrs (150 minutes)

    Presenter: Pam Coder, CSR

    Pam discusses the importance of staying informed about current legislative matters affecting our positions across the nation, how to get involved in helping firms/clients with the current shortage of court reporters and being effectual.

    Specific Topics:

    •  Matters happening all across the country with regard to reporting
    • What has been effective and not effective in helping with our career paths   current legislation
    • Knowing your worth
    • Dealing with difficult attorneys
    • Situations associated with the shortage of reporters
    • Last minute requests when you are already on overload
    • Rough drafts – what are they
    • Reporting layoffs
    • How you can help your colleagues, etc…

    Session 4 

    Title: Researching Safely On The Internet” – 2 hrs (120 minutes)

    Presenter: Jeff Justice

    Course Objective:

    To show court reporters how to safely navigate and search the internet.

    Specific topics:

    • The top 10 internet safety rules

    • What not to do online

    • Keeping your computer virus free

    • Keeping the kids safe online

    Session 5

    Title: “Super Self-Confidence” 1.5 hrs (90 minutes)

    Presenter: Jeff Justice

    Learning Outcomes:

    Jeff shows court reporters how to be more self-confident in every aspect of their work life.

    Specific Seminar topics:

    Take action. Get it done

    • Face your fear

    • Get to know who you are and what you want out of life

    • Realizing that failure or being wrong will not kill you

    Learning Outcomes:

    Court reporters will understand how to become more self-confident by taking action, facing their fears and getting to know themselves.

    English, Communications, and Humor

    Session 1

    Title: How to Educate Attorneys   2hrs (120 Min)

    Presenter: Anita Paul Johnson, CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    In this 2-hour interactive, fun presentation, Anita shares her wisdom from decades of dealing with attorneys and not going crazy.

    Learning Objectives:

    To offer essential strategies to court reporters how to effectively interact with attorneys who are non-cooperative, how to interrupt often enough and not to overdo it, and how to build a strategic alliance to be most effective. Learn what is acceptable interrupting versus irritating (attorneys asking that that court reporter not return). This is an interactive presentation wherein participants contribute their scenarios, ask questions, and enjoy feedback from the participants. Building successful relationships is vital.

    Specific Topics:

    • How to interrupt effectively when attorneys are not record-conscious and of course, you are
    • How to gain control of superfast talkers, people who mumble, people with difficult foreign accents
    • Create a checklist to determine what line items need to be addressed
    • Key points for attorneys to educate their witnesses and/or paralegals
    • 3 Essential Tips for them to look good in front of a jury and a judge
    • What their legal opponents would really like that makes our lives difficult and how they should avoid it
    • What is expected of the court reporter’s role

    Learning Outcomes

    Court reporters will learn proven successful techniques to either encourage cooperation with attorneys or how to handle themselves when attorneys choose not to cooperate. Court reporters can learn to enjoy their workday instead of being frustrated over inconsiderate behavior.

    Session 2

    Title: Personal Power    2hrs (120 Min)

    Presenter: Anita Paul Johnson, CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    In this 2-hour seminar, Anita shows how to work at your peak and maintain emotional control over your life.

    Learning Objectives:

      To review and perfect rules of punctuation, “word pairs” – which word is correct, hyphens, and how to use quotes in transcripts. Learning takes place by court reporters working with a partner, working in small groups, and participating in fun tests.

    Specific Topics:

    • Identifying the power of energy and emotions, including High positive energy, Low positive energy, Low negative energy, High negative energy, and the role each plays in mastering emotions
    • Techniques for Visualizations to minimize fear in different situations

    Learning Outcomes

    Court reporters will learn proven successful techniques applied by Olympic champions, CEOs, and other highly successful people in stress situations. These techniques will follow in all aspects of their life by creating excellent peak performance when it counts. They will learn emotional control when it is vital.

    Biography:

    Anita Paul Johnson CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    Anita has been a certified court reporter since 1974.   She served as an official in the Los Angeles municipal and superior courts for over 17 years, became a freelancer in 1992, and during her 17 years as an official taught court reporting at night school for about 12 years. In 1991, she was instrumental in creating the first complete CIC (computer integrated courtroom) in the state of California, including video synchronization.  During that time Anita developed her passion for Realtime and quality Realtime skills as she reported back-to-back Realtime dailies with her partner for over a year.

    In 1992, Anita Paul Realtime Seminars and Workshops were formed wherein Anita provides inspirational and content-driven Realtime workshops, seminars, keynotes, peak performance strategies, and attorney presentations.

    Session 3

    Title: Fun With Spelling And Vocabulary    2hrs (120 Min)

    Presenter: Pam Coder and Jeff Justice

    Who knew that spelling and vocabulary could be this much fun?

    Learning Objectives:

    To review and develop accuracy on these essential skills for court reporters. Included in this seminar are the latest memory techniques for instant recall of unfamiliar words, and the role English skills bring to transcript preparation. True, we don’t say the words we record, but we spell and punctuate them and we must create the correct words for the transcript. This is an interactive, fun presentation with lots of group participation.

    Specific Topics:

    •Correct meaning of confusing words.

    •How to remember correct spelling for commonly misspelled words.

    •New words added to the dictionary.

    Learning Outcomes

    Court reporters will learn ideal thought processes and successful techniques applied by our greatest court reporters in the country. They will also learn the correct spelling of commonly misspelled words and the correct meaning of many confusing words.

    Session 4 

    Title: Ethics By Choice Or By Chance 2.5 hours (150 Min)

    Presenter: Pam Gwin Coder

    Course Objective:

    Working with reporters to identify tricky ethical situations in various settings we encounter every day in the workplace and how to effectively handle said situations immediately, effectively, professionally, humorously, and ethically for the benefit of the reporter as well as the clients.

    Special format:  Group participation and discussion.

    Specific topics:

    Pam discusses changes in the Ethics rules for NCRA as well as some other states like Texas and Arizona. She also takes the class through what to do ethically in certain situations dealing with attorneys and clients.

    Biography

    Pam Gwen Coder

    Pam Gwin Coder is a dedicated freelance reporter in Texas, and has reported since 1994.  She is a realtime writer, technology instructor, software instructor, and frequent guest speaker.  She has been mentoring students from various schools since 2003.  Pam opened her own school, “RACR,” The Realtime Academy of Court Reporting in October of 2012.  Pam is a member of TCRA as well as NCRA.  She is speaking at the NCRA convention for the first time this year.  Her first book, Transitioning from Student to Professional Court Reporter, was first published in 2009.  She is currently working on her second book, The Mystery of Beginning and Ending Pages – Solved!

    Session 5

    Title: From Stressed To Best 1.5 hrs (90 Min)

    Presenter: Jeff Justice

    Learning Outcomes:

    To show court reporters how to take control of situations, specific to court reporting, cause them stress so they can be at their best. Whether their stress comes from dealing with technology, lawyers, judges, or fellow court reporters, attendees will learn proven ways to reduce and reframe negative situations.

    Specific Seminar topics:

    • From self-stressed to self-assured
    • You first: We often forget to take care of ourselves which prevents us from functioning at our best.
    • Where your stress originates: Most stress starts with your reaction to outside situations such as deadlines 
and expectations.
    • Taking control of how you react instead of stress taking control of you

    Learning Outcomes:

    Court reporters will learn how to identify the things and situations which are causing them stress, and how to take control of them so they can excel. These include dealing with technology, lawyers, judges, deadlines, scheduling, family, clients, and other areas specific to court reporting which will come up during group discussion.

    English, Grammar, Ethics, and Humor

    Session 1

    Title English and Grammar Skills for Court Reporters – Part 1   2hrs (120 Min)

    Presenter: Anita Paul Johnson, CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    In this 2-hour interactive, fun presentation, we cover the latest grammar, proofreading, and capitalization rules, especially geared to transcript preparation.

    Learning Objectives:

    To review and perfect rules of capitalization, basic grammar, and proofreading techniques to create total accuracy. Through quizzes and interactive exercises, court reporters will boost their retention and mastery of these essential skills for transcript preparation.

    Specific Topics:

    •When to capitalize words and when not to

    •Basic essential grammar

    •Proofreading techniques to improve accuracy

    Learning Outcomes

    Court reporters will learn easy techniques to clarify capitalization rules during excellent transcript preparation; master vital grammar rules and applications for instant recall; how to proofread most effectively and accurately.

    Session 2

    Title: English and Grammar Skills for Court Reporters – Part 2    2hrs (120 Min)

    Presenter: Anita Paul Johnson, CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    In this 2-hour seminar, we focus on punctuation, “word pairs,”  hyphens, and how to use quotes. Participants will enjoy memorable, useful training with unforgettable results.

    Learning Objectives:

      To review and perfect rules of punctuation, “word pairs” – which word is correct, hyphens, and how to use quotes in transcripts. Learning takes place by court reporters working with a partner, working in small groups, and participating in fun tests.

    Specific Topics:

    •Mastering punctuation – where it goes and when not to punctuate

    •Review of “word pairs” and how to select the correct word (e.g. altogether, all together)

    •When to hyphenate and when not to

    •Proper quotes punctuation and single quotes in transcripts

    Learning Outcomes

    Court reporters will sharpen their skills to punctuate transcripts properly, spell homophones correctly and select proper spellings when two words are close, they will learn the general rules and guidelines on when to hyphenate words, and how to apply proper quote concepts in transcripts.

    Session 3

    Title: English and Grammar Skills for Court Reporters – Part 3    2hrs (120 Min)

    Presenter: Anita Paul Johnson, CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    In this 2-hour interactive, fun presentation, we perfect the 50 most common spelling errors, number – words or digits, and parentheticals,

    Learning Objectives:

     To master spellings of tricky words and clean up most common mistakes, to format numbers – words or digits correctly, and review the most appropriate parentheticals for excellent transcript preparation. By using games, quizzes, presentations, and interactive exercises, we bring learning and retention to a high success level and enjoy a competitive spirit

    Specific Topics:

    •Spelling – the 50 most common spelling errors

    •Formatting numbers properly

    •Correct application of parentheticals

    Learning Outcomes

    Court reporters will learn to master the 50 most common spelling errors, format and display numbers correctly, and when to use parentheticals for clear reading, without cluttering a transcript.

    Biography:

    Anita Paul Johnson CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP

    Anita has been a certified court reporter since 1974.   She served as an official in the Los Angeles municipal and superior courts for over 17 years, became a freelancer in 1992, and during her 17 years as an official taught court reporting at night school for about 12 years. In 1991, she was instrumental in creating the first complete CIC (computer integrated courtroom) in the state of California, including video synchronization.  During that time Anita developed her passion for Realtime and quality Realtime skills as she reported back-to-back Realtime dailies with her partner for over a year.

    In 1992, Anita Paul Realtime Seminars and Workshops were formed wherein Anita provides inspirational and content-driven Realtime workshops, seminars, keynotes, peak performance strategies, and attorney presentations.

    Session 4 

    Title: Constructing Ethics 2.5 hours (150 Min)

    Presenter: Pam Gwin Coder

    Course Objective:

    Working with reporters to identify tricky ethical situations in various settings we encounter every day in the workplace and how to effectively handle said situations immediately, effectively, professionally, humorously, and ethically for the benefit of the reporter as well as the clients.

    Special format:  Group participation and discussion, individual and group.

    Specific topics and design:

    Ethical situations will be given along with the role of the various people involved in those situations,  i.e., reporter, videographer, attorneys, interpreter, corporate reps, et al. We will discuss our role as reporters with each of these individuals in the freelance, official, CART, and captioning settings. Attendees will be placed in groups and given assignments for each group along with a plethora of situations that occur to reporters on a daily basis.  Each group will act out those different scenarios.  Then the group of attendees as a whole will discuss how each group handled the situations they were given and what he/she would have done differently if anything.   We will discuss HIPAA, last minute requests, realtime, rough drafts, working with interpreters/videographers, et cetera.

    Biography

    Pam Gwen Coder

    Pam Gwin Coder is a dedicated freelance reporter in Texas, has reported since 1994.  She is a realtime writer, technology instructor, software instructor, and frequent guest speaker.  She has been mentoring students from various schools since 2003.  Pam opened her own school, “RACR,” The Realtime Academy of Court Reporting in October of 2012.  Pam is a member of TCRA as well as NCRA.  She is speaking at the NCRA convention for the first time this year.  Her first book, Transitioning from Student to Professional Court Reporter, was first published in 2009.  She is currently working on her second book, The Mystery of Beginning and Ending Pages – Solved!

    Session 5

    Title: Home Alone With Humor 1.5 hrs (90 Min)

    Presenter: Jeff Justice

    Learning Outcomes:

    Learning how to take control of your home office instead of it taking control of you and getting the most out of your work at home business.

    Content Outline: 

    The session will deal with learning skills for organization, people and family management as well as stress management.

    I. The participants will discover

    • The secrets to being super-productive

    • There is life after transcripts

    • The joys of being your own boss and dealing with the headaches

    II. The participants will learn how to:

    • Say no to family and friends and still have them love you

    • How to take control of their own lives

    • Reduce and prevent burnout

    • Manage the stress of a home office

    Appropriate Methodology: 

    The session is highly interactive and combines demonstration, lecturettes, behavior modeling and audience participation

    Basic issue:

    People who run businesses out of their homes are sometimes not treated as professionally as those who work out of an office. There are demands and impositions put on them by family and friends who don’t understand what they do and the time requirements to accomplish their workload. They need to learn to organize their time and their lives to make the work at home experience both an enjoyable and profitable one.

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