I’ve had people ask me, “Why should I subscribe to Ascend Training by Stenograph when I can visit groups on Facebook for free? I’m already on Facebook for other things, and it’s just so easy to pop over there quickly.” Even if all you’re looking for is accurate information in a timely fashion, there are many reasons why you’ll be much better off participating on Ascend than at various Facebook groups for help with your Luminex writer, CATalyst (Pro, Edit, or Student), CATalyst VP, CATalyst BCS, CaseViewNet, or APEX.
First – Ascend is every bit as convenient as Facebook. After you log in the first time on your device (computer, tablet, or phone), you’re never more than a double-click, a key-press, or a tap away from the site, whether you access via the web or an app on your tablet or phone.
Why should you pay for Ascend when you can get Facebook for free? As you know, you get what you pay for, and sometimes “free” is actually very expensive! For free, you might be able to find someone who will help you, sometime, eventually…. For free, you might get the right answer, or you might get well-intended but misleading or incorrect information. For free, you might get a pleasant, professional colleague, or you might get an angry troll with an agenda that has nothing to do with what you need and doesn’t help. For free, you will most certainly get bombarded with advertising instead of an ad-free environment dedicated to what you want.
Ascend Training by Stenograph is always polite and professional. Your questions are guaranteed to be answered by an expert. If a colleague helps you, their answer is vetted by an expert and, if needed, corrected or expanded. So you can always trust the information you get.
You get a lot more at Ascend than you get at any Facebook group. Access to dozens of videos on the most in-demand topics like RealTeam, Macros, AccelerWriters, Number Conversion, Automatic Indexing, etc. and get at least one new webinar with in-depth instruction every month – including upcoming webinars such as “the 3-2-1 Backup method” and “Which Files to Share and How”(which you can attend or watch on video at your convenience).
There are weekly live Q & A sessions via Zoom which are even better than Q & A sessions at in-person classes, because not only do you get an answer to your question, you can also share your screen and show an example, and the sessions are recorded so you can replay the answer as many times as you want! Plus, all of the videos at Ascend have a time-stamped content guide, so you can quickly fast forward to watch only the information that interests you and skip whatever doesn’t apply. Can’t attend but you have a question? No problem – you can submit a question in advance and ask that it be answered at the next session!
You can’t get CEUs on Facebook; Ascend members get access to Premium Events with CEU-earning opportunities, costing only $20 each, about once every six weeks; sometimes more frequently. The next opportunity is Saturday, March 19 at 1 PM Eastern – “Adjusting Your Luminex” and in April we will have a session about establishing successful reporter-scopist teams.
Ascend members interact both professionally and socially on a regular basis without wasting their valuable time. And perhaps the biggest plus: no one is tracking your clicks or mining your personal data on Ascend! Our goal is to ensure that you have access to the information you want so that you can save time and enjoy greater success.
It’s time for you to try Ascend! Visit www.stenograph.com/ascend to complete a very brief questionnaire to determine whether you’re eligible for a discount, pick whether you’d prefer to subscribe annually or monthly, and then begin your no-risk, 30-day free trial. Browse the content. Enjoy the atmosphere. Ask for help and see what you get. I guarantee you’ll find it easy, practical, friendly, and an excellent return on your investment!