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 and Pc: Section 3

Page 1 of 2: Drill 1

This drill is about when to use complete words like "Go on, I'm listening", and when to use encouraging noises like "mmm-mmm".

A pc "in session" is interested in his own case and willing to talk to the auditor. The auditor should be interested in the pc's case and not trying to be interesting. The pc's attention does not really need to be fully on the auditor at all. If the auditor is giving an expected auditing command in the expected manner, the pc's attention only need be partly on the command, not really on the auditor as such at all.

If the pc needs a little nudge to continue talking, an "mmm-mmm" is often sufficient. The more complete words the auditor uses, the more the pc's attention is going to go off the pc's case and on to the auditor. Remember, this is not a repeat of a familiar auditing command, but will be some new communication that demands more of the pc's attention to fully grasp.

So when are more words needed? Well, let's do the drill and see, because I don't really know yet!

  1. As coach, say aloud, "TR 2 1/2. Start!"

  2. Click on Item 01. The pc will give a line. The student will give a half-ack of some kind. This will either be an encouraging noise, like "mmm-mmm?" or even "yeah?"; or it will include full words like "Carry on, I hear you".

  3. On the principle that the auditor should be using the least amount of half-ack that achieves the desired result, grade the student's action.

  4. After you have graded the student's action as usual, the session will continue in a recording, and you will see the result.

  5. Grade the student's action by saying aloud "Good" or "Flunk", and by clicking the appropriate link. Close out the open windows afterwards, as usual.

  6. Go through all 20 items similarly.

Things to Click:

My c o a c h   g r a d i n g s of student actions:

Item 01: Good | Too many words
Item 02: Good | Too many words
Item 03: Good | Too many words
Item 04: Good | Too many words
Item 05: Good | Too many words
Item 06: Good | Too many words
Item 07: Good | Too many words
Item 08: Good | Too many words
Item 09: Good | Too many words
Item 10: Good | Too many words
Item 11: Good | Too many words
Item 12: Good | Too many words
Item 13: Good | Too many words
Item 14: Good | Too many words
Item 15: Good | Too many words
Item 16: Good | Too many words
Item 17: Good | Too many words
Item 18: Good | Too many words
Item 19: Good | Too many words
Item 20: Good | Too many words

Anaten | Rub

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