Winning Strategies

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I didn’t watch the Carolina-Gonzaga game. I couldn’t (physically couldn’t b/c we don’t have cable) and I can’t (because I can’t handle the stress), but I am a proud Tar Heel! What I take home from the two Final Four games that UNC played is that a winning strategy can sometimes be hang on until the buzzer sounds.

2017: ”A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes…”

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We’ve all bought into the “new year, new you” hype of resolutions and making changes in January. I don’t know that I like the term “resolution” because it seems harsh, and yet a “wish” is too soft. Somewhere between the two lies what can be done without putting too high of expectations on yourself (and the inevitable…

My Profession in Mourning

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There’s a saying that if you find something that you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I must say, that’s how I feel about court reporting. Our profession has many dedicated and passionate souls within it, and one of our bright lights for many years has been Anita Paul. She was a pioneer in the field and…

51st Intersteno Congress Berlin 2017

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I’m so excited to be a part of Team USA again this year. Also, I have been named chair of the NCRA Intersteno Committee. If you have questions about attending, participating in, or competing at Intersteno next summer, please let me know!…

Convention Recovery Mode #1

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I’ve just returned from a week in South Carolina and the National Verbatim Reporters Association annual meeting. We actually took our camper and spent some time in the lovely Paris (”Pearis”) Mountain state park on the front and back ends; a business trip with perks. I love conventions. Even if I’m working as a vendor…

From Comittee: The Two-Sided Nominating Coin

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Intersteno World Champion Gold Medalist

So proud of my colleagues – those on the committee and the superbly qualified crew who interviewed to become a part of the official leadership of the association. Whether you make it on the ballot or not, that you WANT to give back is so inspiring. Thank you…