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APRIL 2009 IN THIS ISSUE: 360 Words Per Minute World Record Holder Shares His Methods But I’m Not a Morning Person! Your Chance to Save Your Career Simplify and Accelerate Your Transcript Production What Clients are Saying About ABI Reporters Learn Realtime Online From the President
This month is NCRA’s midyear conference in New Orleans. I hope you are taking advantage of these exciting and educational conferences. They provide huge networking opportunities with hundreds of reporting professionals who share common goals and aspirations of being better reporters.
In this issue of The Reporter we included a section entitled, “What Clients are Saying About ABI Reporters” so you can see first-hand how your hard work is benefiting firms all over the U.S.
These testimonies reinforce my belief that ABI’s network of reporters is one of the best in the country. For this reason, I don’t take your high level of professionalism and skill for granted. I continue to appreciate your contribution to the team.
I would also like to hear any success stories or testimonies you might have with regard to working with ABI clients, and I hope you continue to strive to be better at your profession.
360 Words Per Minute World Record Holder
Shares His Methods
Mark Kislingbury, the setter of the Guinness World Record of 360 words per minute with 97.22% accuracy, shares his methods.
“What does this champion speed writer say about reading back? What does he say about practicing for ‘control?’”
Many people have asked him those questions and here are his answers:
On reading back: I believe everyone should practice reading back, so that you can be good at reading back. Once you are good at reading back, you can do far less of it. But always do some so that you will not lose the ability to read back at a good pace.
Personally, I don’t find reading back to be something that helps me in speed building. To me it’s a waste of time. Because court reporters must be able to read back, we must practice so that we are able to read back. But not for gaining writing speed.
On practicing for control: Here is a description of my speed building method, which does not include practicing for control, and I will explain why later.
But I’m Not a Morning Person!
By Katiana Louis-Ball
Court Reporter, Miami
A lot of us have the duty of starting work first thing in the morning. We, as reporters, live in a morning-world. The court house is opened at 8 a.m., and depositions typically start at 9 a.m.
So, it is in our best interest to become morning people.
What should you do when you feel you constantly feel sluggish when you need to be alert? What should you do when you feel you would have performed better on your test if it were later on at night?
Here is a compilation of tips I found on becoming a morning person:
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“Your Chance to Save
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Simplify and Accelerate Your Transcript Production
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What Clients are Saying About ABI Reporters
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1. What is the longest word typed on a standard keyboard with only the left hand?
2. What is the longest word typed on a standard keyboard with only the right hand?
3. What do the words month, orange, silver, and purple have in common?
4. What is the only English word that ends in the letters MT?
5. What is notable about this sentence?: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
6. What do the words racecar, kayak, and level have in common?
7. What are the only four English words ending in dous?
8. What two English words have all five vowels in order?
9. What is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of a standard keyboard?
10. Which hand does 56% of the typing on a standard keyboard?
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