Super 20 Hour Seminar Package #2 - 20 hours (2.0 CEUs)

Course

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...

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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.

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.

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.

Session 6

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 7

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 8

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.

Session 9 

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.

Session 10

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

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