The Lady Steno Speed Clinic is a systematic approach to learning phrases. Shortening your writing will inevitably increase your speed. Shortening your writing is the easiest way to increase your speed and accuracy. The alternative would be to have your fingers move faster. As we get older, we either remain with the same finger speed, or it may even decrease.
The speed clinic starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. The group is super small (no more than six people) so that everyone gets the attention they need and have several opportunities to read back. It is also easier to customize the live dictation depending on the needs of each attendee.
The first part of the class is becoming familiar with six finger combinations on the left-hand side. There are several exercises for the first 20 minutes so that you can feel comfortable making these "shapes."
The second part of the first session is the actual lesson. This is where we learn what the finger combinations we have so diligently practiced actually mean.
The reason that it doesn't matter what theory you learn and why attendees very seldom have conflicts with over the 650 phrases that will be taught is because the finger combinations are not necessarily phonetic. Even so, these "shapes" are easy to remember because of the mnemonics I will teach you.
I guarantee these 650 phrases will stick!
You will see the difference in your writing within a week!
After going through the lesson, there are exercises where we participate as a group in identifying these combinations while away from the machine. There are seven styles of learning and we touch upon each one.
Once we are done with the group exercise there is a short practice session. There are several practice sessions in the class ranging from 10 minutes to 20 minutes.
There is live dictation and there is also dictation that you take home. This dictation is concentrated with the phrases that are being taught.
There are several opportunities for readback. There are a few games that all focus on the combinations. There is a lot of group participation.
The second lesson brings everything that was taught on the left side with the right side. There are a little over 30 combinations for the right side that all make logical sense.