TRAIN tips and success stories
- Perfection is not reality. Many reporters fear jumping into the realtime world because they are not perfect - their writing is not perfect. In reality, no one is perfect, and we must overcome our own enemies in order to look past perceived perfection to better ourselves and our profession. We must start somewhere, and thankfully, we are never alone in this great profession!
- Create a checklist and use it every time! You will decrease the amount of errors you make (whether in setup or otherwise) when you can be consistent. It’s easy to troubleshoot problems when you know where (in your checklist) things aren’t working properly.
- Join TRAIN on Facebook. Ask questions, share stories, and be part of a growing group of fellow TRAINers that will help each other. This is the place to go when you need advice and tips from reporters with years of experience of providing realtime to their clients.
FROM: Jill Hicks Shepherd, RPR (12/16/12)
Sarah, I just wanted to report that Massachusetts has just started its third TRAIN group two weeks ago. These three groups are located north and west of Boston, and we're keen to get another group south of Boston and one even further west so we can really cover the whole state! I'm proud to report that at least two reporters who never did realtime before their TRAIN group are now providing realtime for their judges. People are very excited about TRAIN. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
FROM: Sheila Alexander, RMR, CRR (11/28/12)
We had a great TRAIN meeting last week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In Arkansas, there are a lot of mask reporters, so I wasn't sure initially if I would find enough reporters interested in these meetings, but I've had great response. We had nine reporters attend. Two of them were mask reporters who use voice recognition software (Eclipse). It was interesting to get their input and to encourage them to do realtime, also.
FROM: Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association (12/1/12)
It was a fun and informative TRAIN session. A lot of information was exchanged. It may be overwhelming, but if you take home just a fraction of the information, you're ahead of the game! Lots of laughs had by all! We encourage you to attend an upcoming TRAIN seminar in your area. Information on holding your own TRAIN seminar. Thanks to Lil Freiler, RMR, CMRS, Kathy McHugh, RPR, CRR, Doug Zweizig, RDR, CRR, and NCRA Director Viola Zborowski, RMR, CRR for their presentations!
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