Sep 182015

 Keeping It Real…Err…Realtime!

By Cynde Gregory


beeWhether you’re a “newbee”,  with just a little court reporting experience, a “worker bee” who knows the business from the inside out, or a “king-or-queen bee” who runs an agency, the one-day GCCRA Keeping It Realtime Conference held at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City on October 16 is one you don’t want to miss.


The conference not only offers 10 CE credits, a chance to network, see old friends and make new ones, it also presents a motherlode of hands-on information any court reporter can use.  Court reporting students are welcome with open arms, and GCCRA makes it easy on those who are learning the trade by offering student pricing. And for our members, early bird registration offers even more savings.  Don’t forget that both the membership fee, conference fee, and all associated expenses are tax deductible!

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Track 1 & 2 (8-10 a.m.) will tackle realtime skills and the newest software releases with the industry pros.

Diving deeper finds Track 3 & 4 (10:15-12:15) revealing the depths of your software. For both sessions, remember your computers and voice equipment!

After lunch, Track 5 (1-2 p.m.) collections attorney Richard Parsons explores how to gracefully (or forcefully) convince late-payers to cough up the cash in a timely manner.

Track 6 (2:15-4:15) presents “The Back Story,” an interview with criminal attorney Kirby Clements.  His credits include Court TV, Nancy Grace, CNN, MSNBC, and a host of other news and television programs in which he has been consulted on his legal expertise.

After a quick snack, Track 7A (4:30-6 p.m.) explores the fascinating world of cold case investigations with Sheryl McCallum.

A second workshop offered in the same time slot, Track 7B with Caryn Broome, Angie Matthews, and Vickie Wiechec offers “The Art of Voice Writing,” realtime accuracy from simple craft to elegant art.

Want your money’s worth?  Stick around for the day’s final session, Track 8, from 6-7:30 to learn how tax and accounting guru Debbie Snelling can help students, reporters, and agency owners save hundreds or thousands of dollars by staying on top of deductions and credits.

GCCRA invites all busy bees to attend our fall conference.  Click here to register, and “bee” sure to attend!