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Scheduled Webinar

Realtime Coach: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Your Reporting Skills
Date 9/30/2008
Time 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM EST


Watch it live and view the recording later. The recorded seminar is ready for viewing within 7-10 days of the live event. You can watch it at your convenience, at any hour of the day, and at any time for a full 30 days after your have acquired your access code.

* For those observing the Rosh Hashanah holiday, we understand if you are unable to attend the live event and wish you an enjoyable holiday. Unfortunately, the deadline for earning CEUs is fast approaching, prompting us to schedule the webinar as it is. We encourage you to register anyway, and take advantage of the recorded version at your own convenience.

Realtime Coach: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Your Reporting Skills

Date: Monday, September 30th, 2008*

Time: 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT

Duration: Approximately two hours

Cost: $49 per person

.2 CEU Credits Available

When we talk to court reporters about their jobs and their lives, we hear one thing again and again, "I want to spend less time working and editing transcripts and more time enjoying life.” That’s something most of us can relate to, and truly a goal worth striving for. However, it is one that so often seems unattainable.

Is it?

Most reporters speak longingly of the benefits that would flow from improving their writing skills – more accurate translations, less editing time, more income, and less stress – but few feel like they will ever get there. Time is the enemy: "How can I possibly squeeze one more thing into a week already chock-full of work, transcripts, and personal commitments?”

Nothing is ever easy, but it isn’t nearly as hard as you may think. Here’s why. In the past, if you wished to improve your writing skills you confronted two major obstacles. First, you had to find enough suitable material with which to practice. That can be challenging enough, but then follows the truly hard part: You must determine, on your own, what your problems are and how to resolve them. It is one thing to raise your speed using dictation drills, but quite another to increase accuracy and work out problems with your writing style or theory.

In the past, when you wanted to obtain practice material, you were limited to specially-created dictation tapes or CDs, with the audio content metered to certain speeds. Alternatively, you can write what you hear on television. Tapes or CDs are problematic because at a certain point you begin to memorize them, not to mention they’re terribly boring! Unless you’re a captioner, television is problematic because the programming – aside from Court TV – is typically far removed from the kind of the terminology judicial reporters normally encounter. Worse yet, you have to make sure you record the programs you want to write or schedule your practice time when the shows are being aired.

So finding suitable material to write is the first challenge, but once you overcome that obstacle you’re then confronted with another. You must analyze your notes to determine where your errors are, what categories of errors you have, and figure out how to resolve them. Taken together and mixed in with the hustle and bustle of your personal and professional lives, these two challenges are more than most of us can overcome. The result is predictable: Reporters languish at a skill level that is, in many ways, a life sentence, condemned to a purgatory of back pages and endless frustration.

This webinar can help you escape that purgatory. Marybeth will explore a revolutionary technology that makes it possible for you to improve your writing skills, get better accuracy, and resolve issues in your writing style. It eliminates the need to continually search out appropriate dictation material and it analyzes your writing for you. That probably sounds too good to be true – but it’s not. This technology is so powerful it is embraced by the National Court Reporting Association and an unlimited trial version is available free to every NCRA member.

It’s called Realtime Coach™, but don’t be misled by the word "realtime” in the name. It is not a regimen designed to make every reporter a realtime reporter, though you may become one as a result of its benefits. Instead, you are connected to an online service as you write material streamed directly to your computer, which means that, by definition, you are writing them in realtime.

Like a phone call, it’s a two-way connection. As you are seeing, hearing, and writing all kinds of drills and exercises, at the same time Realtime Coach™ is also receiving and assessing your writing. It uses your CAT software and your dictionaries to assess your accuracy, it uses special analytical tools to point to problem areas, and it uses specially designed drills, called Barrier Busters™, to help you overcome problems that slow you down and reduce your accuracy. The content is so diverse it is always fresh. The service is available 24 hours a day so you can practice at your convenience, not someone else’s.

If you’re an NCRA member and haven’t tried Realtime Coach™, you’d probably like to know how to do so. Marybeth will show you how to log on and obtain an account and a password. More important, she’ll also show you how to use it. Already have a Realtime Coach™ account, but would like to get more out of it? Whether you’re new to Realtime Coach™ or an existing user, instruction is the meat of this webinar.

You can work with Realtime Coach™ in so many ways: to assess your current writing status, to enhance your skills, to improve your translation accuracy, to spend less time editing, and to pass certification tests. Marybeth is going to show you how to get started, how to use the different kinds of content available, how to get the most out of them, and how to have fun in the process. She’ll give you an overview of all the different features and plans available, what they can do for you and how to use them. This is definitely a webinar you don’t want to miss. It could change your life!

Price Normal Registration: $49
Topic Reporting
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