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 Student: Section 1

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.

  1. Click on "TR-2 1/2: Start" and hear the coach start the drill. Close that start window.
  2. First, you are going to be giving an acknowledgement in such as way as to end the communication cycle. This should be quite easy as it is just TR 2. Note that it is wrong here, as TR 2 1/2 is about giving half-acknowledgements, not full ones.

  3. Play Drill 1. The pc will say, "Stop this moment I tell you".

  4. Start recording. Give an "acknowledgement" that tells the pc you have heard and understood what he said, and that ends the cycle of communication. Maybe say, "Yes Sir!".

  5. Close out the movie for Drill 1.

  6. Listen to the recording you just made. Note to yourself that it does end the cycle of communication, incorrect for TR 2 1/2.

  7. After listening to the recording you just made, click the option under "My student/auditor actions" that best describes what you just heard in your recording, in this case, "I gave an ack that ended cycle".

  8. Note the flunk of your student action. Close the "Flunk" movie.

  9. Do the above steps again if needed.

Things to Click:

TR-2 1/2: Start

Drill 1

My student/auditor actions:

I gave an ack that ended cycle
I gave an ack that continued the communication

Anaten | Rub

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