Okay. All you veteran reporters, please, share with us newbies how you handle interrupting the proceedings.
I just started reporting hearings last week. I have discovered that I have not had much training in the way of interrupting when the speakers are speaking too fast. It seems I am comfortable in asking for a repeat if I didn't hear something correctly.
I would appreciate any scenarios you have to share. How do you tactfully ask the judge to slow down? What language do you use? Since we are in the same profession and know what school was like, how do you maintain your confidence? For example, if you have to keep interrupting, do you feel like "they" might think you are not capable of handling the job? In school we're taught to call your agency if a job is over your head.
I was a very good student, and I am very confident that I can handle a variety of hearings. I need to build my confidence in this particular area.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.