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Six Great Tips for Court Reporters That Help You Prep for Work from Honorable Court Reporting in Miami
In todays world we communicate via cell phone and text messaging, our dinners often times come from the form of a package or delivered in a drive-thru. The reality is were just extremely busy and the more thats thrown on our plate creates a lack of importance in things like accuracy. As representatives and workers of the court our jobs rely on truth and efficiency, so it pays to take the extra steps to ensure that we are giving 120% of whats expected. Here are a few quick tips to help you prep for your day in court.
Tip One: Practice and perfect your craft. Developing skills is easier than you think. Its
a matter of designating time to that perfection. Set aside a minimum of 10-20 minutes
a day on becoming more proficient. The difference will really pay off later on.
Tip Two: Test your speed. Try making a game out of it, but each time you practice, time
yourself and challenge yourself to go faster, increasing your speed. Test for accuracy
next. It wont make fast if youre fast, but have a multitude of error.
Tip Three: Visualize your success. The old saying Thoughts become things is true.
Have confidence in yourself and plan that success accordingly. Each time youve
accomplished a goal, reward yourself with something valuable to you.
Tip Four: Do breathing exercises. Get the oxygen into your brain by taking some deep, exhilarating breaths and exhale by blowing
out the air till you run out of breath. Do this a few times before you begin. Youd be surprised how much adrenaline pumps through
when you have proper breath. This will also help keep you alert during long court sessions.
Tip Five: Exercise four times per week. By having a routine fitness regimen in place in your daily life, youll find that most things are
better. Although you may be sitting for long periods of time, when your body is in good shape, your posture is better, your breath
better and you get more rest.
Tip Six: Make sure you get adequate sleep the night before your court session. Try not to over indulging in food or alcohol before
bedtime. While a glass of wine or beer is okay, a bottle or case isnt. Physiologically we do not go into REM sleep when we are
drunk. Food before bed isnt only tough on your digestive system, it can put on the extra weight from slowing of the metabolic rate.
Avoid large meals and carbs before a night of rest. If youre lethargic before a court case, youll be at risk of making mistakes that
can cost you.
These are just a few helpful hints to get you in the best shape preparing you for a day of court. By taking the extra time doing just
these few items, youll not only find that you feel great, youll be more accurate in your delivery.
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