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Any suggestions on a good netbook to purchase to provide realtime? Thanks. Or at least what specs I should be looking for?
I just attended Mark Kislingbury's seminar Saturday and the LiveNote class yesterday in Burlingame, California, which was organized by the Deposition Reporters Association. While I'm pretty sure I flunked LiveNote's written test, I really got a lot out of it. Their latest version now refreshes, and Stenocast works great with it. The problem is, most attorneys won't have the latest version, and the LiveNote manual is a bit old. The three LiveNote trainers were wonderful and patient with us all. The Deposition Reporters Association sure knows how to help us reporters keep our spirits, motivation, and knowledge base up by arranging these seminars. I am actually looking forward to practicing my briefs and streaming over the Internet soon!
I took the CLR this past May. I only took it because I wanted the 5 copies of LiveNote and Stream Manager. For years I'd heard it was a waste of time and just a marketing ploy, but they must have changed it up. I really got a ton out of it, and I realtime all the time. I've heard that the trainer does make a difference. We had Pam Marty, and she was really excellent. I definitely think you get your $395 worth. It's come down from the $795 from a few years ago.
That's what I heard as well, that it's better to be able to troubleshoot because that causes the most issues. I'm just getting some training from a computer/software trainer on set-up and troubleshooting. Then there's the matter of conquering the fear of actually hooking up........
i have been using livenote for years, my friend took the course and told me not to bother, we know how it all works, why spend money to say i know what it does. personally, i love, love caseview and bridge. livenote is fine too. i work with them all. I am wireless with stenocast and that has been working well. if you have your CRR then that's all you need to be a "certified" realtime reporter. now, what i think we all need instead of software class is hardware. every person's laptop is configured differently, which sucks for us when attys don't know how to work their own stuff, we are supposed to be the wizards and fix it. that's a class we should all take.....:)
Yeah, the test was easy and the warm-up was a cinch, but when the exam started it was as if I was in high speed for the first time! Hopefully I'll get it in Feb. I was going to do the LiveNote workshop. How did you like it? Why LiveNote over Bridge or CaseView?
Just this one time. The CLR (Certified LiveNote Reporter) training is a full-day workshop and then a written test, along with test where you have to connect to another computer.
Now, for the CRR, (Certified Realtime Reporter) test, I had to take it twice. It was easy, but I got the shakes the first time I took it and blew it for no reason. So the next time, I went in with a little more confidence and was able to knock it out. I think having confidence (even if you have to fake it) is the only way to get through these skills tests. Otherwise, at least for me, nerves take over and the results are disaster. Sigh. But you'll get it next time! Just be confident. Walk in the room like you own it and there's no way you're not going to pass it! (Yeah, I had to fake that part... but it worked :)
Awesome, Alan! Congratulations. Still trying to get my realtime cert. I get sooo nervous. How many times did you take it?
Just got my notification today in eMail: I'm a CLR! Woohoo!
Hello - I have just joined this group. I'd like to see LiveNote work in conjunction with StenoCast to be able to do the "instant update" during realtime at jobs. StenoCast needs only their "protocol" of some sort to make this happen. I think if we reporters take every advantage to request this, it'll be more likely to be done. I feel that LiveNote is more open to reporters since West stopped being competitive in the court reporting field. I've seen good change since then.
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