• “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

    –Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President

  • “Court reporters are excellent, not perfect”

    -Anita Paul Johnston

  • “The easiest way to predict your future is to consciously create it.”

    -Abraham Lincoln

  • “You can be a pioneer of the future instead of a prisoner of the past.”

    -Deepak Chopra

Realtime Workshops

May 18-21, 2017 Realtime Mastery Workshops in Dallas.

Contact us for information, fees, time payments, and all questions answered. (954)937-7073

Realtime Workshops

The Anita Paul Realtime Mastery Workshops™ provide a unique hands-on learning approach wherein each participant engages in advanced learning techniques to conquer conflict resolution, word boundary solutions, including prefixes and suffixes, punctuation for RT, numbers; alphabets, and “Smart Strokes” – realtime techniques. The work is tough; we sprinkle in inspiration and fun and a few surprises along the way. Live interaction at these events creates amazing value by folks making friends, networking, learning what’s happening around the country, enjoying other people’s pearls of wisdom, etc.  Many people learn best in a live seminar, and we’re here to provide a wonderful experience for you.

If you are not where you want to be with your realtime skills, when will you arrive? What are you waiting for? Where were you a year ago? Where will you be a year from now? How much money are you leaving on the table? If now seems like the time to take action, email or pick up the phone and let’s talk.


Next Workshop: May 18-21, 2017

The Complete Anita Paul Realtime Mastery Workshop comprises the first 3 days.

Attendees who complete the workshop receive FREE the Realtime Mastery Workbook (value: $49.95).

You might just reinvent your career and your life! Come with a desire for a “Go for the Gold” attitude; we train champions. We welcome entry level to highly experienced reporters.

  • All trainings are four days long, Thursday through Sunday,  .75 CEUs each day,  up to 3.0 CEUs in one weekend.
  • You may enroll in ANY combination of 1, 2, 3 OR all 4 days.

All CLASSES begin at 7:45 a.m.

Description of Classes

To attend the hands-on trainings on days 1, 2, and/or 3, bring your laptop and writer (if possible; not mandatory).

Day 1 – Realtime Mastery Workshop – Day 1

Thursday .75 CEUs  / Setup / Registration 7:30 a.m. Workshop 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • How to transform your attitude and conquer FEAR of your Realtime screen
  • Essential strategies for personal development for court reporters, CART providers, and broadcast captioners
  • How to cope effectively with difficult attorneys, heavy accents, fast talkers, mumblers, etc.
  • How to Realtime technical material
  • Basic and advanced conflict resolution

You will leave inspired, informed, and excited about the future of court reporting. Whether just starting out at an entry level or having written some Realtime, this transformational day creates a fantastic experience for all. Worried about the declining economy? You will experience the greatest success techniques for tough times for others, not for you. We are living at a time of fantastic opportunities. Extensive handouts are included.

Day 2 – Realtime Mastery Workshop – Day 2

Friday .75 CEUs  / Setup / Registration 7:30 a.m. Workshop 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Prefixes and Suffixes (beginning, intermediate, and advanced solutions to word boundary problems)

Punctuation for Realtime

Advanced conflict solutions and hyphenated phrases

Guidelines for rough drafts, unedited transcripts

Dictionary cleanup and maintenance

Speedbuilding techniques

Time-saving automation for transcript preparation of in camera, confidential, or closed hearings

Day 3 – Realtime Mastery Workshop Day 3

Saturday .75 CEUs / Setup / Registration 7:30 a.m. Workshop 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Alphabets for Realtime, captioning, and CART (up to 10 alphabets, including fingerspelling)
  • Master “Smart Strokes,” including advanced Realtime writing concepts
  • Obscenities and profanities – how to almost completely eliminate their accidentally appearing on your RT screen
  • Create CONSISTENT shortcuts on the fly
  • Speaker IDs and advanced phrasing
  • CRR overview and mock CRR test
  • Test-taking techniques to conquer nerves
  • Numbers

Day 4 – SEMINAR on Technology, Transition to CART and Captioning, CCP and CBC Overview

Sunday .75 CEUs / Setup / Registration 7:45 a.m. Seminar 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 or 3:15 p.m. No writers or computers; just show up!

(If the group desires, we can do a working lunch in order to leave early; extra fee for lunch)

  • How to buy computers and  important computer settings everyone needs to understand
  • Ethics for court reporters and agency firm owners (2.5 hours)
  • State-of-the-art backup
  • Microphones, excellent audio peripherals
  • New software and hardware valulable to court reporters
  • How we have repositioned ourselves as IT experts
  • How to get started in CART or captioning
  • Deaf culture and why it’s so vital to understand the big picture
  • CBC and CCP overview