Communicating well does not solely require being a good speaker; you must also be a good listener, an active listener. “Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding.” (Colorado.edu 2016) Listening to understand, and not only to hear, allows you to collect information and fully process what a client or co-worker is saying. Paying attention to their body language, eye contact, and gestures can give you even more details and make you that much more of a better listener. The way we as vet tech students have been taught to pay attention to an animal’s behavior when attempting to handle them, should be used to pay attention to their owner’s behavior, as crazy as that may sound. Doing this gives us nonverbal details and allows us to pick up on
I conducted this interview with myself in my dorm room late at night after I got back home from dance rehearsal and showered. Most people on my floor were sleeping or talking in the lounge, so the environment around my room was relatively quiet because I am a few doors down from the floor’s lounge. After getting squeaky clean from a tiring rehearsal, I sat down at my desk in front of my laptop, pulled out an empty word document, started asking myself questions about the mnemonic device in my head, and then answered the questions by typing them into the word document.
During the session I communicated to the client by saying things such as ''mmm'' and ''yes I hear you''. Minimal encourager's were used to demonstrate that I was listening to the client, without disturbing her flow too much. I nodded my head on a couple of occasions which again showed the client that she still had my attention. There was a brief moment of silence which I managed by acknowledging that the silence provided a space for the client to think about what she had just said. At this point my attention was on the client and I felt I gave her respect by not interrupting her thinking time as I waited for her to begin talking again.
I am always looking for ways to maximize the use of time. Transcribing a 15 minute interview cost me nearly two hours. This task is not one that I look forward to completing. It is my hope that someone will be able to assist me with the
The interview took place in the CCR one on one. I read all directions and riddles out loud. It took two days to complete the interview because she was very thoughtful and struggled through it to help me with my homework. There were times
Our interview was spread between three days. Each day consisted of a different area in which Dana covers. Day one was spent interviewing and having
The interview was conducted in the kitchen of I.B home on March 20/17 and March 27/17 (see Appendix A for more details). I.B was born on March 15, 1952 in Kazakhstan, her ethnic background is German. She has five siblings, three deceased and two still living in Germany. Growing up she had all the support from her Parents, they wanted to give her all the best and a good education. On 1969, Mrs.Calvery started her Nursing career, it was her passion for caring and helping people in need. Two years later she graduated from College receiving a Diploma, and right away started working in the Hospital. Mrs.Calvery stated “The Hospital was like my second home”.
interview time of 1 hour. Most interviews were held over the phone or on Skype. These
I am Tuan Brown, an IT Analyst for Caterpillar (CAT). We have a mutual connection with Niel Baptiste. I am seeking new opportunities. I saw that there were a lot IT job postings and Web analytics job postings with home depot. If possible, I would like to have an informational interview about home depot.
After nine minutes the timer went off and I allowed the student to finish what she was saying, I thanked her for her time and summarised our discussion based on what was said during the interview. Before ending the interview I informed the student she could talk to me again if required.
As soon as my client and I started recording the session, I found myself focusing very hard on Egan’s (2001) micro-skills model (SOLER). Although, the way I introduced myself to my client was not entirely incoherent, watching the video back, I was able to notice trembling in my voice, and I was almost nervous laughing. We had already agreed on the positioning of the chairs before filming, however the room the session was taking place in wasn’t big enough, and we therefore found ourselves a little cramped. Nevertheless, the room size didn’t become too much of a problem, as I was still able to position myself accordingly, allowing myself to face my client squarely enough. My posture remains open throughout the session, although I have noticed I didn’t lean in towards the client at any point. I remember during the session I did keep thinking, ’should I lean in soon?’, but I could never find a moment where I’d be able to lean in naturally, and without having to force myself to do so. I certainly think for this specific aspect of counselling, I was focusing too much on making sure I was giving a counselling session properly, instead of forgetting about the camera and letting myself flow into it naturally. I tried my upmost hardest to maintain eye contact throughout the session, however it is something I struggle with on a regular basis anyway. I can never pinpoint where the line is between maintaining good eye contact and just creepily staring at someone for an inappropriate