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E-seminar review: Brief addiction, part 2

Brief Addiction Part 2: Unbox Your Brain

Presented by Kathy Zebert, RPR


Freelance court reporter and Stenedge owner, Kathy Zebert, RPR, shares great briefing tips in her follow-up e-seminar, Brief Addiction Part 2: Unbox Your Brain. In Brief Addiction, Part 1, Zebert discusses how creating briefs can save time and money, as well as how it can benefit a court reporter’s health. In Part 2, Zebert shares how court reporters can come up with their own briefs and how to break away from the theory learned in school.  For Zebert, a brief is one stroke. But she states court reporters need to work with what they have: “If [the strokes] start at eight and you get it down to two or three strokes, then that’s still a brief.” In her e-seminar, Zebert also talks about working in blocks of words and phrases and how court reporters don’t need to use vowels when making briefs. She offers memorization tips and says developing briefs becomes second nature once immersed in creating them. Join Zebert as she offers great examples and gets court reporters to think outside the box in the world of briefing. This e-seminar is now available in NCRA’s online collection of e-seminar.