ICYMI: More popular posts from NCRA social media

Two of NCRA’s main goals on social media are to connect with our members and to share important and interesting information. Sometimes these are more serious posts, but sometimes they’re fun, too. ICYMI (in case you missed it), below are a few highlights of popular posts on NCRA social media over the past month.

Facebook


We are always looking for stories from around the internet that our members would enjoy and find valuable, including this article from Inc. magazine. The topic of focus resonated with court reporters and captioners – almost a dozen followers (including several state associations) shared it with their audiences as well.

Twitter

It’s always exciting to hear from court reporting students and get their perspective. This article, which originally ran in the student newsletter Up-to-Speed before appearing on social media, revealed what students saw as the highlights of the 2017 NCRA Convention & Expo. Shaunise Day and Stan Sakai, CRC, pose in the photo (which was supplied by Sakai). Day, a student at West Valley College in Saratoga, Calif., served on the 2016-2017 NCRA Student Committee, and Sakai, a captioner in New York, N.Y., participated in the “Steno Speed Dating” session.

LinkedIn


This post served as our first announcement to the beginnings of a new cross-cultural friendship with the Court Reporters Association of Zambia. We appreciated the encouragement from our members in the comments as well.

Instagram

#captioning #captioner #network #workingtogether #buildingrelationships #Chicago

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LeAnn Hibler, RMR, CRR, CRC, a captioner from Joliet, Ill., talked about the increased need for captioning and the admiration she has for disability rights leaders. She also appreciates the support that the captioning community in Chicago gives each other. Her full article is on TheJCR.com, but we shared a few particularly lovely quotes on Instagram.

Cross platform


Nothing like a good #TBT post to give you a blast from the past. Followers on both Facebook and Twitter liked this post and, on Facebook especially, chimed in with memories, including:

  • “That’s a gem!” said l.e.e.l.e.e.c on Instagram.
  • “Absolutely! What an upgrade this was from the blue cardboard box!” said @BarbaraWCash on Twitter.
  • “Yes, it was great when the sleek plastic model came along to replace the clunky wood model. One of my wood ones was built from scratch by my great-grandfather for my great-aunt. And was there anyone who did not have an electric eraser? The one in the top right of the link below was my favorite model. It had a mercury switch, so it started rotating when you picked it up. That was the sort of stuff that was ‘high-tech’ back in the day (And don’t get me started on the Steno-Mark, responsible for green and red spots on law firm carpets everywhere),” said John Wissenbach on Facebook.
  • “I had a beautiful wooden one thanks to Bev Herring-Black and my judge, David Sohr, called me Speedy Gonzales because he said he could hear me in my office spitting out words like bullets as I dictated,” said Lynn Donnelly Clark on Facebook.

Best hashtag


The Friday following the shooting in Las Vegas, we all needed some good news. So NCRA asked our followers to #TellMeSomethingGood. And you warmed our hearts with happy news, both personal and professional. We encourage you to click on the comments in the post above to read them all. Look for another #TellMeSomethingGood post around Thanksgiving – we love hearing your happy stories!