Topics Covered in TR-1:
- Basic TR-1 as coach/pc and student
- Being yourself, not someone else
- More on making it your own, not the book's
- Not too loud, not too soft
- Not too fast, not too slow
- Speaking clearly
- Correct timing, got pc's attention
Section 4: Coach | Student
- Correct consideration
- Correct intention
- All of the above points, including Sections 1-3
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TRs 0-4 instructions
TR-1 as Student: Section 2
Page 1 of 4: Drill 1
Here you will be making and reviewing short recordings of your voice. Refer back to the instructions page if you need to. It is a waste of time to try and do this drill here without a microphone.
- In this drill, you will be saying various lines, the same line alternately in a very unnatural manner, and then as yourself, as naturally as you can.
- In being natural, it is OK to express different tone levels or moods or attitudes while giving the line, providing it is appropriate to what is being said, and providing it does sound like you.
- In giving the line in an unnatural way, do whatever you wish, but remember this particular drill at this point in time is in making it your own and in deliberately not making it your own. Other aspects will be taken up in diferent TR-1 drills.
- As in Section 1, be unnatural in different ways. Be different people. Be your mother. Be your father. Be your boss. Be some auditor you admire. Be anyone except yourself.
- Click on "TR-1: Start" and hear the coach start the drill. Close that start window.
- The lines given here come from an online Alice in Wonderland book. You can use different lines. The point of using written lines rather than things you think of yourself is that in giving auditing commands you will most likely be using commands written by someone else and you will have to make them your own before giving them to the pc.
- Start recording. Say the line as someone else. Exaggerate. Do it as very much not yourself.
- Listen to the recording. Note to yourself that it does not sound like you, that it is not natural.
- Under "My student/auditor actions", click on the option that best describes what you just heard in your recording, here "It was unnatural, didn't sound like me".
- Hear the "Flunk". Note the flunk is because you didn't do the proper thing for TR-1, not because you didn't follow the instructions written here. Close the open movie/window.
- Then say and record the same line again, but try and do it naturally, as yourself. Then listen to the recording you just did, and grade it as appropriate.
- If you were trying to sound like yourself and flunked after listening to the recording, then keep repeating that same line until it does sound natural. If you find it too difficult to deliver that line naturally, then drill giving it unnaturally many times, then try again.
- When you have done twenty lines, both acceptably unnatural, and acceptably natural, then go on to the next drill.
Things to Click:
My student/auditor actions:
It was unnatural, didn't sound like me
It did sound like me
"I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?"
"Yes, that's about the right distance".
"Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand? Or Australia?"
"Do you think you could manage it?"
"There are no mice in the air, I'm afraid".
"Do bats eat cats?"
"No, I'll look first, and see whether it's marked 'poison' or not".
"What a curious feeling!"
"I wonder what I should be like then?"
"Come, there's no use in crying like that!"
"Why, there's hardly enough of me left to make one respectable person!"
"Curiouser and curiouser!"
"Oh dear, what nonsense I'm talking!"
"Stop this moment, I tell you!"
"If you please, sir--"
"I shall never get to twenty at that rate!"
"I'm sure those are not the right words".
"Who am I then?"
"I am so VERY tired of being all alone here!"
"However, everything is queer to-day".