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2014 NCRA Convention & Expo

Convention Agenda - Sunday, August 3

Sunday Convention Agenda

8 – 10 a.m.
Registration open
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent seminars – Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar.

 

Realtime track

Realtime Systems Administrator Prep Session

Room location: Imperial A

NCRA’s Realtime Systems Administrator Certificate program has taught hundreds of court reporters, videographers, and IT professionals how to hook up and troubleshoot realtime. Certificate-holders universally report greater earnings potential and an increase in repeat business due to their newly-honed realtime skills. For those who haven’t yet taken the full course, this session promises to give you a strong foundation in realtime 101 and will provide you with tips on what you need to know to take and pass the full workshop and exam.

Presenter: Keith Lemons, RPR, CRR, FAPR

 

Judicial track

Time Management

Room location: Imperial B

Woman at Booth

Do you feel like you're working all the time but never get anything done? Do you miss deadlines and can't figure out how it happened? Would you like to feel at the end of the day that you're done with your work? During this session learn how to manage your time, what equipment will help you do that and how to manage your work so it doesn't manage you. Topics covered: time management strategies for freelance court reporters and using calendaring techniques to manage workflow.
Presenter: Shauna Beach, RDR, CRR

 

Business track

Hot topics in ethics

Room location: Plaza A

This annual seminar is back and more important than ever, as the past year brought many changes to the current Public Advisory Opinions. These changes were intended to make the opinions more timely and applicable to how reporters use technology. You’ll learn about the new revisions and how they will affect your work in the future. The session will then continue with answers to any ethics issues you may have.

Presenter: TBD

 

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent seminars – Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar.

 

Realtime track

Making your CAT software work for you as a captioner
Room location: Plaza B
At this seminar, tech support and actual users will talk about the artificial intelligence features in three major software packages: Stenograph, Eclipse, and ProCat. Join us and learn how to use this amazing software feature to your benefit and not to your detriment. In particular, we will cover obscene language sometimes used on TV programming within the context of your software programming.
Presenters: Carol Studenmund, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP (moderator); Keith McCready and Toni Christy, RPR, CRR, CBC, CCP (Stenograph); Jeremy Thorne and Deanna Baker, RMR (Eclipse); and Cathy Logan and Pat Graves, RDR, CRR, CCP (Pro-Cat)

 

Judicial track

How to ethically market

Room location: Imperial B
At the deposition is the perfect place to market. In this session you'll learn how to market yourself at the deposition while maintaining your ethics. Topics covered: How to market to attorneys by what you carry in your case; key words to listen for and services to offer when you hear them; using technology to set yourself apart from the competition; how to use Depomate software for marketing.
Presenter: Shauna Beach, RDR, CRR

 

Business track

Students at Party

How to ace your next skills test

Room location: Imperial A

This seminar is a must for anyone taking a skills test in the next year. Learn all about the new online testing, including a live demonstration!  You’ll hear all about the hardware needed, what you should know about your CAT software, and also pick up some practice tips to ease your test anxiety.
Presenters:  Marybeth Everhart, RPR, CRI, CPE, Realtime Coach; Erica Ammon, ProctorU

 

Vendor showcase track

The Varallo Group: Sales messaging and your strategic sales approach

Room location: Plaza A

Do you need ready-to-implement strategies that will enable you to grow your business and increase profits in 2014? Are you maximizing The Golden 120 Seconds of each sales opportunity? This session will help you develop, refine and execute your sales messaging and strategic sales approach to get results!

Presenter: Peter Dennis