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General Session: Memory Magic
Speaker: Paul Mellor

A recent study concludes that only 1% of adults, aged 40 and over, say that their memory is better than what it used to be. If you think that’s bad, what does it say about the other 99%? They are the ones who ask themselves, "Where’s my key?” "Where’s my phone?” And, "What did you say your name is again?” Are you one of these people, or don’t you remember? If so, you’ll want to attend this highly entertaining program that will prove you can improve your memory. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s memorable.

Our speaker, Paul Mellor, didn’t always have a great memory. After years of frustration, Mellor decided to study the art of "How to Remember.” He learned that there’s no such thing as a bad memory, only an untrained one. A finalist in the 2008 USA Memory Championship, Mellor remembered the names of 99 people in less than 15 minutes, recalled, in order, over 100 single digit numbers after a 5-minute review, and memorized the exact order of a shuffled deck of playing cards after a three-and-a-half minute study. He presents seminars throughout the United States, has written extensively on memory improvement, and has been featured and quoted in several media, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the USA Today.

At age 52, Paul Mellor’s memory is much better than when he was 22. How? He learned a few memory tricks that has motivated him to travel the country and share his knowledge. He has presented seminars to the Maine State Bar, New Mexico Bar Association, Hawaii Bar, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and to many court reporting associations throughout the United States and Canada. He resides in Richmond, Virginia.

Schedule of AAERT Events - 2011


Thursday, June 23

3:30pm – 6:00pm Registration Open

6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception


Friday, June 24

7:30am – 12:00pm Registration Open

8:00am – 8:45am Continental Breakfast and President Welcome

8:45am - 9:30am General Session: "Memory Magic” with Paul Mellor

9:30am - 10:30am Session #1: "How to Remember in the Name Game” with Paul Mellor

Do you know what the most popular name is? Give up? It’s What’sHisName. We see these people all the time; at work, at the bank, at the grocery story. "Oh no, here comes What’sHisName.” This fun-filled session will provide you the 5-step formula on how to confidently remember names and faces. Isn’t it about time you learn? We’re with people everyday, yet for many of us, we just can’t remember who they are. This program will give you time-tested techniques on how to remember first names, last names, and groups of people. As Dale Carnegie wrote, Remembering a person’s name is the sweetest, most important sound in any language.

10:30am Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Session #2: "Video Integration” presented by Janet Harris CERT, CCVS has 20 years of experience as a deposition reporter and legal videographer. Digital reporter skills mirror many of the skills required of a videographer. Learn how to integrate video into your digital reporting setup.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch is included with your conference fee

1:00pm – 2:00pm Session #3: "Looking at Brief Form Creation through Windows" presented by Betsy Ertel, CEO, SpeedType. Come sit with us and learn how to create brief forms to utilize throughout your whole Windows environment. Learn the technique behind Brief Form Creation and the concepts that drive them. This will be an informative PowerPoint presentation with a 15-minute Q&A. This is a must see for Transcribers, however this session would be beneficial for all attending.

2:15pm -3:15pm Session #4: Speed Dating with the Exhibitors. This will be a fun and informative way to get to know your exhibitors, products they sell and ways to use them in your everyday business life. This session will be a fast paced, 10-minute window where the exhibitor will move from table to table while you will be able to learn and ask questions of each exhibitor. Exhibitors include FTR, Veri-Core, SpeedType and EasyScribe LLC.

3:15pm Break

3:30pm – 5:30pm AAERT Annual Meeting and Elections. Our Annual Meeting will consist of our election process, board and committee updates and a State of the Industry report. This presentation by the AAERT Planning Task Force will provide valuable information about trends in the court reporting market; trends that will affect each and every one of you. The presentation is based on research completed by the Task Force including information about state and federal legislative issues, court budgets, member survey data and the results of interviews conducted with court administrators and industry leaders. You will not want to miss this highly informative session. We promise, you will walk away with a completely different perspective about our industry. Get ready, everything is about to change!

6:00pm – 8:00pm Sponsored Reception, including a one hour open bar followed by an optional cash bar.


Saturday, June 25

8:00am – 9:15am Breakfast Round Tables. Come and enjoy a complimentary  breakfast with your colleagues, while having stimulating conversations on various pre-determined industry related topics. Our SIX Topics include: State of the Industry-Continuation from Annual Meeting; The Value of Certification; Best Practices and Work Product Consistency; Industry Earnings; Does your Transcript Measure Up? and Audio Technology.

9:30am - 10:30am Session #5:”Abbreviation Design Workshop Utilizing Windows" presented by Betsy Ertel, CEO, SpeedType. Bring your laptop for a hands-on learning experience. You will be learning various keystroke savers to enhance your typing skills. We're confident that you will begin using these tips immediately. Betsy will be offering a free 15-day trial of her SpeedType software.

10:30am Break

11:00am -12:00pm Session #6: "Ethics in Your Workplace” presented by a three person panel. Karen McElroy, PP, PLS; Tara Hughes, PP, CP; and Kathy Sieckman, PP, PLS, CLA all from the Phoenix, Arizona area. During this session, they will be providing different ethical dilemmas you may encounter during your day, followed by interactive discussions regarding these workplace situations.

12:00pm Lunch on your own

1:00pm – 2:00pm Session #7: "Heading into the EasyScribe Cloud: A primer on Cloud Reporting and Transcription" presented by Bill Taylor of EasyScribe, LLC and Record Solutions, LLC. Learn about this new technology, a workflow management cloud solution, and see if you should jump on the Cloud revolution bandwagon.

2:00pm – 3:00pm Session #8: "Getting the Most out of Your AAERT Website". Do you know where everything is located on our new website? Learn how to find your colleagues telephone numbers and email addresses. Learn where information is located and how to access it. Know about Groups and Forums and let's continue to build our online community. Your input is necessary to continue strengthening our AAERT. 

3:00pm – 4:00pm Session #9: "FTR presents Internet Technology and Online Collaboration" All aspects of the order process – requests, estimates, provision of recordings, payment processing and delivery – can be effectively managed via a secure Internet portal. By using such a solution, there are benefits for everyone involved – the Courts, the Attorneys and the Transcribers/Transcription Agencies.

7:00pm – 8:00pm Cocktail Reception (Dinner Ticket Required)

8:00pm – 10:00pm Dinner/Awards Presentation/Speaker: Honorable William O'Neil


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