• “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

    –Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President

Realtime Workshops

The Anita Paul Realtime Mastery Workshops™ provide a unique hands-on learning approach wherein each participant engages in advanced learning techniques to conquer conflict resolution; word boundary solutions, including prefixes and suffixes; punctuation for RT; numbers; alphabets; and “Smart Strokes” – realtime techniques. The work is tough; we sprinkle in inspiration and fun and a few surprises along the way. Live interaction at these events creates amazing value by folks making friends, networking, learning what’s happening around the country, enjoying other people’s pearls of wisdom, etc. For some, the live seminar environment is how some learn best.

If some folks learn best through webinars, they are now available at http://bridgescourtreporting.com/anitapaul.php

The complete Anita Paul Realtime Mastery Workshop consists of the first 3 days.

Attendees who complete the workshop receive FREE the Realtime Mastery Workbook (value: $49.95).

You might just reinvent your career and your life! Come with a desire for a “Go for the Gold” attitude; we train champions. We welcome entry level to highly experienced reporters.

  • All trainings in each city are four days long, Thursday through Sunday .75 CEUs each day.
  • You may enroll in ANY combination of 1, 2, 3 OR all 4 days.
  • Note: For REGISTRATION and SETUP, there are different starting times on different days.

All CLASSES begin at 7:45 a.m.

Please note that hotel our room block of special rates might end 30 days or more before the workshop. Sign up and book your room as soon as possible. Contact Anita if you need help booking a room. Days 1, 2, and 3 – Complete Anita Paul Realtime Mastery Workshop Day 4 – Technology, Transition to CART and Broadcast Captioning Seminar (no writers or computers)

Description of Classes

To attend the hands-on trainings on Days 1, 2, and/or 3, bring your laptop and writer (if possible; not mandatory)

Day 1 – Realtime Mastery Workshop – Day 1

Thursday .75 CEUs Setup / Registration 7:00 a.m. Workshop 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • How to transform your attitude and conquer FEAR of your Realtime screen
  • Essential strategies for personal develop for court reporters, CART providers, and broadcast captioners
  • How to cope effectively with difficult attorneys, heavy accents, fast talkers, mumblers, etc.
  • How to Realtime technical material
  • Basic and advanced CONFLICT resolution

You will leave inspired, informed, and excited about the future of court reporting. Whether just starting out at an entry level or having written some Realtime, this transformational day creates a fantastic experience for all. Worried about the declining economy? You will experience the greatest success techniques for tough times for others, not for you. We are living at a time of fantastic opportunities. Extensive handouts included.

Day 2 – Realtime Mastery Workshop – Day 2

Friday .75 CEUs Setup / Registration 7:30 a.m. Workshop 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Prefixes and Suffixes (beginning, intermediate, and advanced solutions to word boundary problems)
  • Punctuation for Realtime
  • Advanced conflict solutions; hyphenated phrases
  • Guidelines for rough drafts, unedited transcripts
  • Dictionary cleanup and maintenance
  • Speedbuilding techniques
  • Time-saving automation for transcript preparation of in camera, confidential, or closed hearings

Day 3 – Realtime Mastery Workshop Day 3

Saturday .75 CEUs Setup / Registration 7:30 a.m. Workshop 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Alphabets for Realtime, Captioning, and CART (up to 10 alphabets, including fingerspelling)
  • Master “Smart Strokes,” including advanced Realtime writing concepts
  • Obscenities and profanities – how to almost completely eliminate their accidentally appearing in advance
  • Create CONSISTENT shortcuts on the fly
  • Speaker IDs and advanced phrasing
  • CRR overview and mock CRR test
  • Test-taking techniques to conquer nerves
  • Numbers

Day 4 – SEMINAR on Technology, Transition to CART and Captioning, CCP and CBC Overview

Sunday .75 CEUs Setup / Registration 7:45 a.m. Seminar 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 or 3:15 p.m. No writers or computers; just show up!

(If the group desires, we can do a working lunch in order to leave early; extra fee for lunch)

  • How to buy computers; necessary computer settings
  • Ethics for Court Reporters and agency firm owners (2.5 hours)
  • State-of-the-art backup
  • Microphones, excellent audio peripherals
  • New software and hardware valulable to court reporters
  • How we have repositioned ourselves as IT experts
  • How to get started in CART or Captioning
  • Deaf culture; why it’s so vital to understand the Big Picture
  • CBC and CCP Overview