NCRA Business Summit

2019  NCRA Business Summit


Don’t miss the 2019 NCRA Business Summit, an educational event with robust content, actionable takeaways, and networking opportunities; created for professionals managing court reporting, captioning, and legal videography companies.

Learn more about running and growing your business, whether you are a freelancer, a manager, a firm owner, or anyone who is interested in the captioning and court reporting profession.


Registration fee includes:

  • All programming on Saturday and Sunday
  • Opening Reception
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Super Bowl Party


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The seminars were very enlightening and educational, workshops were helpful, and the networking was a fun time to get to know other reporters and the vendors!

Jody Kim, Office & Production Manager, Phoenix, Arizona


Program highlights

Hear the Latest Buzz on Business Networking

Alexandra Williamson

Alexandra Williamson, Bumble's chief brand officer, named to Brand Innovators’ “Women to Watch” list for 2018 and featured in national news outlets including the New York Times and CNN, will present a session on networking for business. Learn how to expand your network, essential to your business, whether you need advice on how to grow your client list or how to help your staff become superstars. See how networking and social media platforms can work for you as tools to create business, increase business, and maintain business.

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Storytelling & Business Development: Helping clients create dynamic, emotionally intelligent presentations that engage, influence, and inspire action

Ann marie Houghtailing
Anne marie Houghtailing headshot 

Ann marie Houghtailing, entrepreneur, storyteller, and business coach, will present a session that addresses Narrative Leadership and how to use story telling as a tool of influence in business with her trademarked Narrative Imprinting® process. Participants can expect to learn an array of skills including: an understanding of why our brains love storytelling; how to use a character-driven story to increase emotional connection, build trust, and create relationships; how to evaluate current processes to increase narrative impact; and how training professional service providers to be excellent communicators and storytellers accelerates the relationship development process, increases conversion rates, and infuses the consultative process with humanity and elegance.

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Guts, Grit, and Glory: Strategies and insights for transforming your selves, teams, and businesses

Eunice S. Carpitella, MSOD, PCC
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As business owners embrace a fierce pace of change in the business world, merely having an answer today or a solution to a problem now is insufficient for what lies ahead. The way we navigate and respond to these changes is paramount to our success as business leaders. In this session, Executive Coach and Leadership Expert Eunice Carpitella, MSOD, PCC, will provide practice models for change that build trust, promote effective relationships, and create environments that elicit our best selves.

Eunice S. Carpitella, MSOD, PCC biography


Tough Love Part 2: Learn how to face the business challenges that keep you stuck in the past

Mike Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR
Mike Miller 

Past NCRA Director Mike Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, a freelance court reporter from Houston, Texas, who is known for his popular forum, which provided court reporters with a medium to share insights and address common issues from 1997 to 2015, will lead a seminar called “Tough Love Part 2.” The session will challenge the most sacred beliefs about the business of court reporting with a focus on why being stuck in 1985 isn’t going to alleviate any of the issues faced by agencies and reporters in the 21st century.

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Featured event

Closing Reception and Super Bowl Party


The 2019 NCRA Business Summit will conclude with an NCRA Super Bowl Party! Immediately following the last session of the program, attendees will head into this extended celebration to watch the game, enjoy food and beverages, and relax with their peers.



After attending the Firm Owners convention, I was excited about meeting new friends, glad I was given a platform to speak about my concerns at the event, and felt energized upon return to work!

Pat Moretti, RPR, CMRS, Kalamazoo, Michigan




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Become a sponsor

For sponsorship information, download the Business Summit prospectus to learn more. Have questions? Contact Mary Petto, Senior Director of External Affairs, at