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JULY 2008 IN THIS ISSUE: The Importance of Continuing Education Are You an Information Front-Seater or Back-Seater? Realtime in the Classroom A Court Reporter’s Brain:
From the President
It’s that time of year again: The NCRA 2008 Annual Convention and Exhibition is July 24-27 in Anaheim, California, and we hope you are planning to attend. It’s a fun way to take full advantage of valuable seminars, workshops, resources and networking opportunities.
Because court reporting is currently one of the fastest growing professions, we encourage you to seek out ways to become more of a skilled expert at what you do, learn the latest technology and become a more highly trained professional.
Just as the NCRA Convention theme touts “From Better to Best”, Atkinson-Baker wants to help you be the best. We want you to continue to grow in your profession and we hope this quarterly e-letter will help you do just that.
The Importance of Continuing Education
By Tony Jacowski
Over the last few years, the number of adults who are continuing with their education has increased tremendously. This term “continuing education” describes the opportunity and process of learning new skills and acquiring knowledge that is far superior to what we are taught during our formal schooling years.
Most people opt for continued education to further their knowledge base and even their employability.
Continuing Education vs. Traditional
Usually, what we learn in all of those long, arduous years of our formal schooling are just basic skills that are good enough to help us start working, but not good enough to take us further in our careers, especially with the rapid changes and advancements in technology that demands for a more sophisticated and educated workforce.
Students who participate in continuing their education are generally working professionals who seek to further advance and promote their intellectual capabilities while still working. Since their time is divided between studies and full-time work, they have to be extremely motivated in order to succeed.
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Are You An Information Front-Seater or Back-Seater?
By Gary Simpson
Author and Motivational Speaker-World Conferences
During my never ending quest for knowledge on business, investment, motivation, personal development and other topics that interest me I have attended countless seminars. Some were excellent and some were – well, let’s just say… interesting.
Something always strikes me at these seminars. Oh, I’m not talking about something falling on my head. Rather, what falls into my head.
You see, I am a keen observer. I notice things. I make it a habit. I always have. Now I just have an eye for detail. I guess you could say I am a curious type.
So, having explained all that – what do I see at seminars?
“Realtime in the Classroom” “The Court Reporter’s Brain: ‘A Miracle'” Fine Tune Your Skills and Expand Your Knowledge
Court: You may call your next witness.
Defendant’s Attorney: Your Honor, at this time I would like to swat opposing counsel on the head with his client’s deposition.
Court: You mean read it?
Defendant’s Attorney: No, Sir. I mean to swat him on the head with it. Pursuant to Rule 32, I may use the deposition “for any purpose” and that’s the purpose I want to use it for.
Plaintiff’s Attorney: What doctor treated you for the injuries you sustained while at work?
Plaintiff: Dr. Johnson.
Plaintiff’s Attorney: And what kind of physician is Dr. Johnson?
Plaintiff: Well, I’m not sure, but I do remember that you said he was a good plaintiff’s doctor.