1. Put your name on your machine.
Not only will this protect you in case of a lost or stolen machine, it has a powerful psychological effect. Seeing your name on your steno machine is a clear indication that you own the machine; the machine does not own you. You are in control and you can do whatever you want with your machine.
TIP: If you haven't named your machine already, do that. Give your machine life.
2. Bedazzle it.
Add as many or as little rhinestones as you please. We can all be stellar stenographers.
3. Create your own interchangeable Plate.
If your steno machine has interchangeable plates, like the Élan Cybra Student or Stentura Protege, make your own interchangeable plate by tracing then cutting the outline of your machine on a thin notebook cover, folder or card stock. Yes! It's that easy!
4. Add Pictures .
You can use the wallet-sized photo of a love one or a cutout of something related to your wishlist or goals.
5. Use stickers.Try the scratch and sniff kind. Trust me. It will be fun!
6. Place a cute pen in the pen holder.
The flower pen is my personal favorite.
7. Get inspired.
Tape a meaningful fortune cookie saying to the face of the machine.