Super 15 Hour Seminar Package #4 (NJ)

Section 1: 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....

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Section 1:

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.

Section 2:

Title: "The Game of Court Reporting Life" - (Ethics) 1.0 Hour - Instructor: Pam Coder

Learning objectives include employing various methods of solving issues that happen to us each and every day in the “game of court reporting life.” We each have our own methods of solving problems. We will have a game and lively discussion on how to handle those common and uncommon situations.

Section 3:

Title: "What is AAVE"? 2.0 Hours - Instructor: Kathy McDaniel

Learning Outcomes:  The familiarization of different forms of speech within the urban African-American community.

Content Outline:

  1. Video presentation – “Reviewing Black American Slang Words” –   Discussion
  1. Short Article – “What is Ebonics?”
  1. What does AAVE sound like?
  2. What does it look like; how is it written?
  3. What do people think of it?
  4. Where did it originate?

 The participants will learn:

  1. How “code switching” is used.
  2. Urban slang

Section 4:

Title: "Simple Solutions" 2.0 Hours - Instructors: Pam Coder & Jeff Justice

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Include learning the correct punctuation, use of numbers, when to capitalize, whether a word is one word or two, homonyms and will cover the areas of research, sic, phonetic and verbatim.

 Content Outline:

This session will cover some of the problems court reporters face with

  • Punctuation
  • Comma, virgule, hyphen, or nothing?
  • Numbers and capitalization
  • One word or two?
  • Homonyms
  • Research, sic, phonetic, verbatim

Section 5:

Title: “Networking”

Presenter: Pam Coder, CSR

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Communicating with reporters 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 and being effectual.

Specific topics and design: This session will be in two parts with the group discussion starting us off with matters happening all across the country with regard to reporting and what has been effective and not effective in helping with our career paths.  Part 2 will be a competitive game to see who knows more about what is happening in our industry pitting one side of the room against the other with prizes.  We will discuss current legislation, knowing your worth, dealing with difficult attorneys and situations associated with the shortage of reporters, last minute requests when you are already on overload, rough drafts – what are they, reporting layoffs and how you can help your colleagues, etc.

Section 6:

Title: "Can You Repeat That”? Linguistics: Translating, Transcribing, or Interpreting?

Presenter: Kathy McDaniel, CSR

About This Program: 

Learning Outcomes:

This session consists of following the rules of verbatim reporting/writing and transcription.

Content outline:

This session will include different “dialects” spoken and will address the most current articles and studies available regarding those dialects and their effects and consequences in the courtroom and beyond.

(Via discussion and PowerPoint presentation)

Participants will learn:

Urban linguistics – The phonetic structure of urban language.

Appropriate methodology:

This session includes PowerPoint group discussion and Q & A open forum.

Section 7:

Session Title: “Grammar and Punctuation Problems Solved” 

Presenter: Pam Coder, CSR and Jeff Justice, CSP

About This Program: 

Learning Outcomes: 

To show the court reporter the proper way to deal with many of the grammar and punctuation problems that they encounter on a daily basis.

Content Outline:

 The session is interactive and combines hands-on instruction. Participants will discuss what works for them in their surroundings and what might work for others in same or similar circumstances.

The participants will discover:

  •      When to use and not use capital letters
  •      The proper ways to write numbers
  •      Many examples of using one word or two
  •      How to get homonyms correct
  •      General rules for dictionary usage
  •      Solutions to verbatim problems
  •      A different way to use parentheticals
  •      General guidelines for colloquy and Q&A

Appropriate Methodology:

The session is interactive and combines hands-on instruction. Participants will discuss what works for them in their surroundings and what might work for others in same or similar circumstances. They will also correct the examples given in the handouts.

Section 7:

Session Title: Which Rules Govern? (Ethics) 1.5 Hours - Instructor: Pam Coder

 Learning Outcomes:

     Learning objectives include learning the rules and regulations that govern court reporters in all the different types of litigation.  What rules apply to which situation?  Is it State?  Is it Federal?

 Content Outline:

     This session will include a list of situations and the rule that applies to that situation.  Is it TRCP?  Is it Government Code?  Is it Court Reporting Ethics?  Is it TRAP?  Which rule governs? 

 The participants will discover:

     How to search and where to search to find the appropriate rule(s). 

    Which rule governs which circumstance.

Section 8:

Title: "The Power of Words" 1.5 Hours - Instructor: Pam Coder

Learning Outcomes:

     Learning objectives include learning the power of positive words.  What you say and how you say it on a daily basis affects how attorneys, paralegals, judges, basically every person, reacts to you.  Words matter.   Social media matters.

 Content Outline:

     This session will include positive phrases and keywords and the tone in which we use them to aid in helping our businesses run smoothly and profitably.

 The participants will discover:

     How to speak positively to gain more business.

     How to more positively interact with firms and staff or courts and staff and others in our industry.

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