Topics Covered in TR-2 1/2:

Section 1: Coach | Student

  • Basic TR-2 1/2 as student and coach/pc
  • The auditor gently encouraging the pc to say more

Section 2: Coach | Student

  • Realistic drilling on TR-2 1/2

Section 3: Coach | Student

  • When to use "Please continue" or "Go on, I'm listening" etc. and when to use "uh-huh" etc.
  • Curbing excessive half-acks

Section 4: Coach | Student

  • Comm lag: Is it okay to half-ack when pc is looking in his bank?
  • All the above, including Sections 1-3

TR-2 1/2 as Coach/Pc: Section 1

Page 2 of 5: Drill 1

Place a real doll or teddy bear or something in front of you to be a terminal you can say things to. Don't just talk out into open space and imagine someone or something there.

  1. Now you will play the part of the coach.

  2. This is Drill 1.

  3. Say aloud "TR2 1/2. Start!"

  4. Then imagine the doll doing something it shouldn't be doing, and say in a somewhat natural and urgent way, "Stop this moment, I tell you!"

  5. Click on Drill 1. You will hear a half-ack, "Mmm-hmm". In other circumstances that ack might be a full act, in response maybe to "I'm just going upstairs for a moment--call me if the phone rings". But not here as a response to an urgent demand to stop doing whatever was important to the first speaker: It would make the speaker want to say more about stopping whatever it was.

  6. As coach, grade the student's action by saying aloud, "Good". Also enter your coaching grade into the computer by clicking on the link, "Student encouraged pc to continue--Good". Remember to both say "Good" aloud, and also click the link.

  7. Note the "Correct" grade on your coaching. Close out the movie/window.

  8. Repeat these steps if you wish.

Things to Click:
Remember to grade each student action and so get graded yourself as a coach

Drill 1

My coach gradings of student actions:


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