The ABI Reporter E-Letter – September 2017

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The ABI Reporter E-Letter – September 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • The No Excuses Guide to Conquering your Fear
  • Fighting Realtime Fears
  • Cosby Trial puts Court Stenographer in Spotlight
  • Best Practices for Exhibit Handling for Depositions
  • Best Practices for Interpreted Depositions
  • How to Type 360 Words a Minute
  • Dictionaries in Connection Magic

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The No Excuses Guide to Conquering your Fear

By Tammy Clark August, RDR, CRR, CRC

Being nervous or fearful of displaying your realtime screen the very first time is very normal.  Feeling nervous about doing just about anything for the first time is normal, particularly if you are doing it in front of a highly educated audience.

Here is some great advice from some very qualified realtime reporters that I received with suggestions on how to overcome the fear of someone reading and critiquing your work.

Read full article here.

Cosby Trial puts Court Stenographer in Spotlight

By Carl Hessler, Jr.

Montgomery County Court stenographer Ginny Womelsdorf took center stage at Bill Cosby’s high-profile sexual assault trial when all eyes and ears in the courtroom were drawn to her as she had to recite the testimony of three trial witnesses from whom jurors wanted to hear again.

Womelsdorf had the tedious task of transcribing the previous testimony.  Then the judge and lawyers informed her as to the passages that were to be read to the jurors.  One of the testimonies included that of Cosby’s alleged accuser, the main witness in the case.  Talk about a stressful situation with so many eyes watching you on a national scale.

Read full article here.

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