The ABI Reporter E-Letter Articles

19Aug2016

Time Management: Be the Reporter Who Can Be Counted On

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If you’re not managing your time — or, more particularly, if you are not managing your backlog of transcripts — you can easily fall behind. As a profession, we don’t need any black marks against us. Be responsible. Don’t offer excuses. If you worked in an office and didn’t get your work done,
23Apr2014

Preventing Burnout

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Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Coping Strategies If constant stress has you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and completely worn out, you may be suffering from burnout. When you’re burned out, problems seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care—let alone do something about your situation. The unhappiness and detachment burnout causes can threaten your job,
27Dec2013

Tips and Ideas on Business and Managing Stress

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“The one thing that I do that really helps me is to make sure that I’m there 1/2 an hour early (especially if it’s someplace I’ve never been before). I know Atkinson-Baker wants me there 15 minutes early, but this gives me time to relax, locate the bathroom and settle in after getting out of traffic.
27Dec2013

Creating Time and Increasing Profits

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In another article, we discuss the importance of using a scopist and RealTime writing to help manage your time. While these do play a very important role when it comes to managing a reporter’s time, there are other factors to look at. In this article, we will take a look at planning as a way to increase efficiency and organization,
01Oct2013

Nine Ways for Court Reporters to Relieve Stress

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By Kathy Sieckman, PP, PLS, CLA
A court reporter’s job is to take down, verbatim, every word spoken for hours at a time, which can be a pain in the neck. I have written thousands of pages the last couple of weeks, all expedited, and my neck has a constant throb.
01Jul2013

Relaxation Exercise: The Inner Smile

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By Sarah Jeffrey-Gray
It’s essential to take the time to relax – to take a break from other things: work, home, other people. It is vital to maintain ourselves and our health, both physically and mentally. We really need to give priority to the time to relax regularly in order to recharge the batteries.
01Jan2013

Timesavers and Tips

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Case CATalyst Users: Timesavers to be had with just a little effort Total Eclipse Users: Sign up and get free access to tips! Check out this Eclipse user group! Cheetah Users: Archives of “Tip of the Week”
01Aug2011

Why Punctuality Matters

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By Ali Luke
Do you often find yourself running late? Perhaps it’s been a life-long problem – at college, you were always sloping into class five minutes after the professor had begun. It might not have mattered too much then … but in the working world, punctuality is crucial.
01Aug2011

Doing Things Carefully

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My brother Dave has the attitude. I first noticed it twenty years ago when he showed me the boat he’d built. What a beauty! Every piece of hand-shaped wood was just right, and he’d given the boat many coats of spar varnish. This brought out the richness of the wood’s grain and color to the point where it almost glowed.
01Sep2010

Are You Too Efficient To Be Effective?

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By Ali Hale, Aliventures: Getting More From Life
“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” (Peter Drucker) Do you pride yourself on being as efficient as possible? Can you race through “12,853 Articles, Forum Topics & Blog Posts” each week? Is your email inbox always empty?
01Jan2010

Realistic “To-Do” Lists

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A “to-do” list is a powerful way to organize yourself and to reduce stress.  Have you ever written one and never achieved what’s on it?  Or maybe you’ve written a to-do list but kept putting off the tasks to another day because something ‘more urgent’ cropped up?  If either of these sounds familiar,
01Jul2009

Managing Your Time to Accomplish More

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By Elena Fawkner
Time is inelastic. Despite what some of us persist in believing, it will NOT magically expand to accommodate all we have to do.  So, in order to maximize the time we have available, we have to spend it wisely. Here’s how to do that. Structure Your Time The very first thing to do is understand the structure of your time. 
01Jan2008

Making More for Your Time

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EFFICIENCY TO THE RESCUE Time is a very important commodity, especially to a Court Reporter. The management skills involved are stressful at best, and as we all know, there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish all your tasks. There are a few different ways a Court Reporter can make more income for time expended.