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Deb Bollman Captioning the NCAA Tournament Ms. Bollman became somewhat of an overnight celebrity when in the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Wisconsin Badgers honed in on what their captioner was doing. She was featured in several of their interviews and had several media pieces done about her work. Deb Bollman is a sports captioner from California.  CA  
Meredith Bonn Power of the Positive Attitude  How you can be a happy, healthier person in all aspects of your life, but specifically the direct result a positive attitude has on our ability to perform as court reporters, court reporting students, passing tests and certification exams and in furthering our skills. Court reporter from New York and the current President of the New York Shorthand Reporters Association. This presentation was given at the 2015 NCRA Convention.  NY mbonn@frontiernet.net
Dr. Mary Jo Fresch Under the Big, Big Dictionary – the Magical Mystery of Words Word histories can deepen our understanding of the English language and make sense of why words are spelled as they are. The historic evolution of English will be presented in an interactive session filled with hands-on fun and humor. Discover the secrets that will change how you think about English words. Dr. Mary Jo Fresch is a Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University at Marion. She teaches courses in literacy for pre-service and in-service teachers. She has spoken nationally and internationally about literacy-related topics. OH mjfresch@gmail.com
Edward Varallo Unleashing the Realtime Superstar in You Ed will outline his systematic approach to writing shorthand, which is designed to require less physical effort, produce better realtime output, and thus reduce editing/scoping time.  Ed will share his tips and techniques that will set you on the path to unleash the Realtime Superstar inside you!   MA  
Nancy Varallo Goal Setting and Accountability:  Developing a Personal Strategic Plan Freelancers, business owners, individuals all make annual or "New Year" resolutions.  Nancy and the professionals at the Varallo Group have been helping businesses create strategic plans for more than 20 years.  Learn how you can use those techniques to plan strategically for your personal future.  Don't wait for tomorrow.  Be ready today!
  MA