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 Student: Section 1

Page 2 of 3: Drills 3, 4

You will again 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 these drills here without a microphone.
  1. For the next two drills, Drill 3 and Drill 4, You are again going to be giving an acknowledgement in such as way as it does NOT end the communication cycle.

  2. Use different remarks that are not a "full stop" (that's the English equivalent of the punctuation mark "period" in the US), that do not end the cycle of communication. Some possible ways to do this could be saying "mmh-mmh" in such a way as to encourage the person to say more; or "Pardon?"; or "Stop shouting--I'm trying to watch TV"; or "Why?"; or many more.

  3. Listen to the recording you just made. Again, under "My student/auditor actions", click the option that most closely describes what you just heard. Here, "I continued the comm cycle".

  4. Note the coaching flunk. Close out the movie/window for each of these drills 3 and 4.

Things to Click:

Drill 3 | Drill 4

My student/auditor actions:

I continued the comm cycle
I ended the comm cycle

Anaten | Rub

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