Topics Covered in TR-2:

Section 1: Coach | Student

  • Basic TR-2 as student and coach/pc
  • The auditor showing he has heard and understood what was said
  • Ending the cycle of communication

Section 2: Coach | Student

  • Most important aspect is seeing that the ack has been received
  • Understanding what pc said: "What did I just say?"

Section 3: Coach | Student

  • Not just using "Good", "Fine", "OK", "Thank you"
  • Appropriate acks
  • Premature Acknowledgements and Double Acknowledgements

Section 4: Coach | Student

  • Expressing mood with an ack
  • No inval/eval allowed in an ack
  • When is it okay to NOT get what the pc says?
  • Answering a question where a mere ack is inappropriate
  • All the above, including Sections 1-3

TR-2 as Coach: Section 2

Page 1 of 3: Drill 1

The most important part of an ack is ensuring that the ack has been received. You cannot assume that just because you gave a "perfect" ack, that the other person received it as such You have to look carefully at the other person and perceive if it was received or not.

Here is a common, if accidental, example:

  • Sally: "I'm really sorry about going away and leaving you at that horrible party, but I had to get out right then and there."
  • Ann: "It's OK--no problem".
  • Sally: "Yes, I was feeling terrible about leaving you stranded after I had promised to take you with me when I left".
  • Ann: "Don't worry about it, I easily got a ride".
  • Sally: "I mean, friends are supposed to keep their promises, you know".
  • Ann: [carefully, making sure that Sally hears her] "I do accept your apology, Sally. It's fine".
  • Sally: :)
An analysis of such a situation would show that only at this point did Ann finally give an appropriate acknowledgement ("I accept your apology"). A well-trained auditor could see that it was an appropriate acknowledgement--and it had been received--by observing first that Sally suddenly had very good indicators, and secondly that Sally was no longer trying to get her point across.

This exact point, ensuring that the acknowledgement got across, cannot be drilled precisely as part of TR-2. There will be a supplementary drill later, which is recommended, but it is not included as part of this TRs 0-4 drilling to avoid offending purists. At least, no more than they have been offended by the whole concept of Robot TRs drilling.

So Drill 1 as such does not exist yet. Now we will go on to Drill 2, which does exist.

Things to Click:


Anaten | Rub

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