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Mar 19, 2019 08:26:06   #
Janice Wilkens (a regular here)
 
I actually have the records! Would you be willing to pay for the shipping and I could send them to you for a small price.

TapestryArtist wrote:
I am looking for a CD or something that will read to me on the computer so that I can refresh my Gregg Shorthand skills. I took Shorthand in both high school and vocational college being trained for the Mayo Clinic, but that "skill" is pretty lame in me now. SO.........if anyone knows where I can get that kind of disk........etc. so I can practice that would be great. I found, even in my younger days, that shorthand was so very helpful practice for the mind.

Thanks for any information pointing me to a source.
I am looking for a CD or something that will read ... (show quote)
 
Mar 19, 2019 08:31:06   #
Jedmo (a regular here)
 
Try the local library. I still write with my finger on my knee when I am driving. Funny how some things stick.
Mar 19, 2019 08:49:53   #
yeddie52
 
Good for you! I looked at a sheet of symbols from the book a few years back and felt like the kids in prior posts about going nuts not knowing the symbols. Good luck in your adventure.
Mar 19, 2019 09:02:56   #
pengwensgranny
 
I learned Pitmans shorthand - way back in the distant past.
Can still remember they shorthand for Dear Sir and Yours Faithfully for the beginning and ending of business letters. Can't remember many other symbols.
Mar 19, 2019 09:30:24   #
Hilda
 
Back in the 1990s a retired General call our office and wanted to dictate something for a publication our company was doing. I told him that we didn't have anyone that took dictation but he could fax or drop it off. He was kind of indigent. I guess he didn't understand everyone in our office was able to type their own messages even our bosses. Times they have changed!
Mar 19, 2019 09:48:53   #
Wyandotte
 
Good luck with your search.

To this day, 40+ years later, I still think in shorthand. I am not making this up. Anyone else do this?
 
Mar 19, 2019 09:49:23   #
TapestryArtist
 
I very interested.......however........... how would I play them?? Not on CD I suppose........... Let me know please.
Mar 19, 2019 09:49:27   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
TapestryArtist wrote:
I am looking for a CD or something that will read to me on the computer so that I can refresh my Gregg Shorthand skills. I took Shorthand in both high school and vocational college being trained for the Mayo Clinic, but that "skill" is pretty lame in me now. SO.........if anyone knows where I can get that kind of disk........etc. so I can practice that would be great. I found, even in my younger days, that shorthand was so very helpful practice for the mind.

Thanks for any information pointing me to a source.
I am looking for a CD or something that will read ... (show quote)


How about an audio book from your local library? Even when I am away from home, I download books through my library at home. There are also sources for free audio books online.
Mar 19, 2019 09:51:02   #
tonyastewart
 
I loved transcribing I was very good at it but my symbols according to my personality deficient teacher were not proportionate (instead of trying to help me get that way she would embarrass me instead!)
I could read it just fine writing it was a nightmare to this day I can hear the woman in my head saying it's not the right proportions ack......
Tonda USA
Mar 19, 2019 09:51:38   #
TapestryArtist
 
To Janice Wilkins.......... about the records.
Mar 19, 2019 09:55:52   #
Elation
 
You can buy yourself a relatively inexpensive small cassette player, or digital recorder, and record your own voice. From your digital recorder, you can download the MP3 or whatever form it is in and burn your own CD. You also have that ability to record on Mac software.

Perhaps you can call your own phone number and record it on an answering machine (some phones come with that feature that isn't used), or you could record yourself as a voice mail message and put your phone on speaker when you play it back.

In the days when I took it, they timed you and I did 135 wpm, which is the pace of an average speaking voice. It is handy to have and I still use some of the symbols, such as on recipe cards (and people ask me what I mean). Long after I learned it I could write it but not read after a brain injury but someone else said it was perfect. I not only need to refresh taking it down, but also being proficient at reading it, as I was when I was younger.

Like typing, it is something one should learn. It makes note taking in university and afterwards, so much easier.

Good luck!

Elation
 
Mar 19, 2019 09:59:09   #
The Reader (a regular here)
 
Check the videos on YouTube. There are quite a few about Gregg shorthand. Even one for beginners.
Mar 19, 2019 10:01:15   #
njscookie (a regular here)
 
Gregg Shorthand is a great plus for me. I learned it in Business School many years ago but use it often now in
Many different situations. Once,learned it sticks with you! I still have my text book but no CD!
Mar 19, 2019 10:04:12   #
dunnville89 (a regular here)
 
An ancient skill that many of us learned and used on our jobs. I can still do a few characters, but could never take it down as I used to. I have no suggestions about finding a refresher since technology has replaced the need for that skill.
Mar 19, 2019 10:23:45   #
Jaevick
 
When I was learning to type and take shorthand I used to practice while listening to the radio.
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