Stump the Stenographer

MAN: “All right! Stop whatcha doin’ cause I’m about to
ruin the image and the style that ya used to…” BILL BESSETTE/REPORTING: “This guy is trying
to stump Madison College stenography and court reporting student Jessica Bolanos.” (LAUGHTER) BILL: “But he doesn’t know that Jessica
can crank out 225 words per minute on her steno machine.” JESSICA BOLANOS/MADISON COLLEGE COURT REPORTING STUDENT: “It takes a lot of focus and concentration and really listening to what people are sayingand you’re just kind of processing that in all your mind and in goes in your ear and
out through your hands.” BILL: “Real-time reporting not only includes
court reporting, but also broadcast captioning, webcasting and translating services for the deaf.” ABBY FRIESEN/MADISON COLLEGE COURT REPORTING STUDENT: “It’s just so cool. A lot of people know court reporters exist,
but they don’t know how the machine steno works, you know.” BILL: “To learn more about this high-demand
career, visit or call 608-246-6003, ext. 8. For Madison College Minute, I’m Bill Bessette.”

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