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Mar 18, 2019 13:11:10   #
TapestryArtist
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
I did that too!


GREAT method!! Thanks......will try that too.........
 
Mar 18, 2019 13:11:42   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
In my day it was impossible to get a good secretarial job without shorthand. I was trained in Pitman.
Mar 18, 2019 13:12:36   #
TapestryArtist
 
abc123retired wrote:
Audiobooks? Be entertained while you listen and transcribe. The speed of mine can be adjusted to suit. I so wanted to learn that skill when I was young. My mother was a secretary and she didn’t want her girls to have that career.


YES! Great idea.........I think, also, that my Amazon Fire will read at slower speeds............... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............
Mar 18, 2019 13:52:30   #
gramknits (a regular here)
 
Wow, this sure brings back some sweet memories! I took shorthand in high school, 1963/1964 junior year and 1964/1965 senior year. Never took any dictation while working, only for my own personal use. I hardly remember any of it now.
Mar 18, 2019 14:07:00   #
aprilla
 
MsNewKnit wrote:
I used to listen to records, and write the lyrics in shorthand...really helped my speed.


Same here. I can never hear Imagine (John Lennon) without remembering practising shorthand
Mar 18, 2019 14:12:39   #
Curmudgeon (a regular here)
 
How about watching TV and taking down a soap opera or game show in shorthand? Maybe children's shows would be a good place to start!
 
Mar 18, 2019 14:54:20   #
deshka (a regular here)
 
Learned shorthand in high school. During the first weeks of class it was so easy, and I learned a lot of it very fast. Got 100% on those first tests--because I had memorized the paragraphs that we had.
Mar 18, 2019 15:02:18   #
Victor_ (a regular here)
 
Try this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spTN48-YCTk
Mar 18, 2019 16:33:00   #
marg 123 (a regular here)
 
I learned Pittman’s - practiced by taking down the six o’clock news from the BBC.
Mar 18, 2019 18:29:18   #
malem (a regular here)
 
You’ve received many good suggestions. Is shorthand used much anymore? It seems that technology has largely replaced it.
Mar 18, 2019 19:39:04   #
TapestryArtist
 
malem wrote:
You’ve received many good suggestions. Is shorthand used much anymore? It seems that technology has largely replaced it.


I think, perhaps, that shorthand would be a welcome addition to many businesses........... unexpected, for certain, but one would seldom miss any directions from higher-ups, business meetings, or any of those things that are part of business activities; even today. Notes for your own job......... etc. Anddddddd............... so many are "aging" (Oh how I hate that word and the expectations of those who are young), that there could really be a talent missing from the younger ones.......... And I believe that writing shorthand is a great mental exercise.
 
Mar 18, 2019 19:55:38   #
YNotCrochet (a regular here)
 
I had a bunch of dictation records (various speeds) that I finally threw away last year in one of my decluttering episodes. Wish I had them for you now. Check ebay. You never know where you might find them.
Mar 18, 2019 20:04:30   #
RALady
 
Look on YouTube. I'm sure there is something there to help you.
Mar 18, 2019 21:09:04   #
TapestryArtist
 
YNotCrochet wrote:
I had a bunch of dictation records (various speeds) that I finally threw away last year in one of my decluttering episodes. Wish I had them for you now. Check ebay. You never know where you might find them.


I didn't know something like that existed........... thank you anyway............ maybe now I can search for some.
Mar 18, 2019 21:21:35   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Short hand was fun. But I think you need to be a bit artistic to make it look right. I took it for three years in high school. Was really good at it. I have used it off and on through life, but not in recent years.

Hope you are able to find something to suit.
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