Angie Ryder

Professional Speaker & Trainer

Seminar Topics

AM I SECURE ENOUGH?

With the Internet has come concern for Internet security. From banking and shopping to sending and receiving e-mails, there's always a concern about the security of your information, as well as the avoidance of viruses, worms, and so forth. Get a fundamental understanding of security issues that computer users encounter and some options to deal with them. Discussions will include what virus scanners and Internet suites do for you, creating and utilizing passwords, wireless access points, and personally identifiable information.

KEEPING IT CLEAN AND SAVING IT ALL

There are two things all computer users hate, the blue screen of death and losing their data. Come learn some ways to maintain and update your computer system in order to keep it running at its optimum performance level. We'll also explore a few different options for storing your data so that you don't have to worry about losing important information or files.

IN SEARCH OF THE BEST COMPUTER

Do you get frustrated when shopping for a computer? Do you feel lost trying to decide between SSD and HDD? Maybe you wonder what SSD and HDD are. Then come learn some basic computer terminology, from hardware to compatibility. The emphasis will be on knowledge needed when shopping for new computers and/or their peripherals and on terminology of processes utilized by the average user. Topics will cover everything from CPUs, RAM, cache, etcetera, to subjects such as what a dual boot is and what are the differences in a partitioned and nonpartitioned hard drive.


Additional Seminar Topics Created Specifically for CRs

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

Audio is supposed to aid court reporters. Do you find yourself battling to hear what's in your audio files? Is there a hum in your audio file that's driving you nuts? Do you know some of the programs and features available to you when dealing with audio? Here is an opportunity to explore some different audio programs, features, and functions to help you in your job. Come learn information such as how to amplify your audio file, how to cut and paste portions of your audio file to post to a forum or to e-mail to someone, how to convert your audio to a different format. We'll cover all of this and more as we explore all about audio. (Note: This class can be done with hands-on exercises that allow attendees to practice utilizing some of the free software available to them on the Internet. Test files and software programs are provided)

LET'S LIGHTEN OUR LOAD

Are you overworked? Do you feel like your list of things to do is always growing and never ending? Are you turning down jobs because you have transcripts that you have to get out? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to utilize a scopist or transcriptionist? Come learn all you ever needed to know about working with a scopist or a transcriptionist, even tips on how to find the right one for you. This is your opportunity to learn all the ways scopists and transcriptionists can benefit your business, including increasing your income.

HOMONYMS, HYPHENS, ONE WORD OR TWO, AND WHY WE CARE

Wonder whether a word is one word or two? Having trouble with homonyms or wondering what a homonym is? Do you wonder why we care about these types of topics? This course will give you an understanding of the importance of knowing whether a word is hyphenated, one or two words, etc. It will give information on where to find the answers to these questions and even give examples of some of the more common issues that reporters and scopists run into when dealing with the English language.


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