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 and Pc: Section 3

Page 1 of 3: Drill 1

An acknowledgement ends the cycle of communication. It says, "I hear you, you're there, I got what you said". It might seem unnecessary to state it, but part of the ack is also, "I am a live person giving a sensible communication back to you". So a robotic "good" in response to "My dog just drowned" is not going to go across too well.

An ack is not merely a recognition that the other person spoke and it got across to you. That is TR-1. In TR-2, the ack has to be appropriate to what was said. So if the line that comes to you is, "What time is it?", the only acceptable answer is something like "3 o'clock" (or whatever the time is). "OK" doesn't work at all. "Time you got a watch!" would be cute, but still not acceptable as an ack as it doesn't end the comm cycle.

Realistically, in an auditing session, most of what the pc says will be in response to an auditing command, and an ack like "good", "OK" etc. will be perfectly adequate. "Look at that wall"--(pc does)--"I can see that you looked at the wall. Thank you for carrying out the command" would be silly. But in a TR-4 situation, "good" and "OK" won't always work, although sometimes they will. So this TR-2 drill with the focus on appropriateness is aimed more at that than the regular carrying out of auditing commands.

  1. In this drill, in each recording the pc will give a line, and then the student will give an ack that we will assume ends the comm cycle. Your job as coach is to grade the student's ack as to whether it is appropriate or not. As usual, your coaching choices will in turn be graded.

  2. So click on Item 1, and hear the pc give a line and the student give an ack. Grade the student's action by either saying "Good" and clicking the "Appropriate" link, or by saying "Flunk! The ack was not appropriate. Start!" and clicking the "Not appropriate" link.

  3. Handle the items down to 20 similarly.

Things to Click:

Item 01: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 02: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 03: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 04: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 05: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 06: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 07: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 08: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 09: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 10: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 11: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 12: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 13: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 14: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 15: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 16: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 17: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 18: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 19: Appropriate | Not appropriate
Item 20: Appropriate | Not appropriate

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