Communication is the most vital means of progress in society today. Without communication there would be no forward motion.
One way to add meaning to what you're communicating is by making a record of it.
When people don't communicate, a couple of things happen. They either stagnate or deteriorate.
Not only does communication cultivate your relationships with others, it also helps you to develop a relationship with yourself.
Cognitive behavioral therapists might call it talk therapy. There's no denying the benefits of talking things out, expressing yourself, and then feeling acknowledged by being heard.
I'm used to people not understanding my job, what I do, or the importance of it, how communication is everything.
People actually try to minimize what I do, but I know the truth because I'm living it. I'm sitting there while a witness is in tears testifying. I'm hanging on every word when an author is dictating to me. I'm captivated by every new interesting bit of information that travels through my brain and out my fingers. Knowing that other people get to read it when I'm done is exhilarating.
It's like being in on a secret before it's released to the world.
Communication is how we convey information to each other. It's how we teach and learn. Communication can create conflicts and end wars. It keeps marriages together as well as breaks them apart. Friendships and business partners use communication for similar goals. You can share disdain or compassion through communication.
Making a record and making it accessible, that's what I do as a court reporter. It's verbatim. It's accurate. It's reliable.
Making information accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing is what CART providers do.
Helping people share information, share their thoughts and opinions and help bridge gaps, that's what we do as court reporters.
Selling ourselves is half the battle. Making people aware of how we can help them through recording, writing, research and transcription, is not an easy task.
Whether you're an attorney, a student, a teacher, an author writing a novel, a blogger writing a post or an executive conducting a meeting, a court reporter can help you.
What we do is important. It keeps humanity moving forward.
Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone is trying to hear you. Make your life easier and hire a court reporter.