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 4 of 4: Drill 4

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. Play Drill 4. The pc will again say, "I wish I hadn't cried so much".

  2. Start recording. Give a half-ack that encourages the speaker to go on, not stop talking. Maybe "mmmn...?" in a tone of voice expressing, "Tell me more" (but don't say those words, just a soft "mmmn" or similar).

  3. Close out the movie for Drill 4.

  4. 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 continued the communication".

  5. Note the "Good" grading of your student/auditor action, then close out that movie.

  6. Practise a few times if you want, but don't go overboard on trying to get it perfect for right now.

  7. Repeat Drills 1-4 if needed until you are familiar with this procedure.

  8. Click "End of drilling for now" and hear the coach say, "That's it". Now you are no longer drilling, but you should continue with this TRs 0-4 program until you reach the end of this time period you set for yourself.

Things to Click:

Drill 4

My student/auditor actions:

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

End of drilling for now


Anaten | Rub

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