2021 Virtual Seminar Saturday, September 18, 2021


 2021 Virtual Seminar Saturday, September 18, 2021 

Total CEU Credits – 1.00

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9:00 am to 10:30 am: .15 credits 

Presenter: Shaunise Day 

Shaunise Day from Oakland, California, is a student and steno advocate for the profession. Founder of Steno in the City (networking events to bring the court reporting/caption and legal profession together); Confessions of a Stenographer (steno podcast); and The Steno Xperience (promoting the profession to the public through career fairs). She currently serves on the PAC Governing Board, NCRA’s Brand Ambassador Sub-Council, and was a committee member for the NCRA’s Student/ Teacher Committee for several years. Shaunise was a speaker for WCRA Spring Webinar May 2020 and Tennessee’s State Association Convention May 2021. 

Going Above and Beyond for the Profession – Empowerment 

Shaunise has been empowering the profession to stay motivated and encouraged about their own personal journeys through school and in their current roles within the profession. This session Shaunise will talk about the importance of networking, staying connected and unified within the profession, getting involved, protecting, and promoting the court reporting/caption profession. 


Morning Break: 10:30 am to 10:45 am 


10:45 am to 12:15 pm: .15 credits 

Presenter: Tamara Chapman 

Tamara has been a reporter since 1998 and has been a staunch supporter of technology for many years. When the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were issued, she taught herself just enough JavaScript code and graphic design to create completely customizable, affordable exhibit stamps, along with spending hours and hours of training reporters from all over the country how to use her stamps, mark and handle exhibits, a crash course in the Windows operating system, along with how to use Zoom. Tamara has a Facebook Group with close to 2,700 members, offering technology tips, steno tips, and much more. She has given quite a few presentations since March of 2020 and still offers her time to reporters via her Facebook Group and through a brand-new member subscription website focused on steno and reporter technology, where she continues to teach and inspire students to seasoned reporters to write short and know tech. Recently she was appointed as Chair of the newly formed TEXDRA Tech Committee, where she will continue to serve reporters and share what she loves. 

Presentation 1: “The Power of Technology” 

Embracing technology may feel like a daunting endeavor, but here you will catch a glimpse of how easy it is to apply apps, utilize software, a few Windows, and implement external hardware and audio solutions for the best possible outcome. Take control of Windows Updates and Power & Sleep Settings. Increase productivity with Windows apps and utilities. Be more efficient using windows shortcuts. Discover Windows tips, tricks, and “hidden” features. Gadgets. 


12:15 pm – 1:30 pm 

Lunch/Business Meeting/Swearing in of New Officers/Town Hall 


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: .15 credits 

Presenter: Tamara Chapman 

Presentation 2: “Remote Reporting and Beyond – Take a Deep Dive Into Zoom, Windows Settings, and How To Get the Best Audio Possible in Any Situation” 

Audio setups for remote, in-person, and hybrid settings. Tips for finding troubleshooting solutions with Google searches. Common issues and how to resolve them. Troubleshooting tips to get the best audio possible from others, including successfully encouraging others to help you hear better and gain control of the testimony. Overview of internet speed, bandwidth, Wi-Fi speed, Zoom audio, and video processing, and how all of those things affect sound and video quality. Latest Zoom updates and tips. 


Afternoon Break: 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm 


3:15 pm to 4:45 pm: .15 credits 

Jason Meadors 

Jason T. Meadors, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC Director Fort Collins, Colorado 

Jason Meadors began his career in court reporting while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975-1978. He has worked as a freelance court reporter and an official reporter and has owned his own firm since 1989. 

Ethics Jeopardy 

Ethics Jeopardy starts out with an overview of the foundations of our ethics and then goes to a Jeopardy-style game board where, prompted by the audience, I click on various topics and questions, the audience calls out answers, and I click on the square to get the answer, expound on it some, and go back to the board for the next one. 


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