√ Follow companies you are interested in engaging
Through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, “like” or “follow” court reporting firms and their owners. Read their posts. Comment intelligently on the content of their posts to demonstrate your knowledge or your interest. Firm owners are almost always engaged when their posts are liked or reposted! By commenting, you may also be able to create a conversation with the firm online.
√ Tweet and Post
Let’s say you’re going to write your RPR – let the world know! And then if you are successful, definitely post your new credential. Perhaps you did a really technical job today – tell the world of your competence in a way that is meaningful. For example: 280 pages of a neurosurgeon’s testimony today – super fast, but I rose to the challenge. Encourage others through your posts, such as new or student reporters; it shows you care about your profession.
√ Under no circumstances…
…should you rant and rave, post inappropriate pictures, or lash out on the web. If you feel the need to do that, create a profile that can’t be connected to you, the professional. Remember, nothing on the web is secret!