[This post is one of many inspired by Agile 2015.]
In it, she introduced “Role Play for One”.
Instead of Role Playing how to AIRR (Agree on a common goal, state an observation, describe the Impact on you, showing Respect and phrasing a Request), Ellen gave us a 4-panel comic strip to fill out. And it worked perfectly!
This is a great technique for when it’s really more of a monologue, not a dialogue, you’re practicing. And it’s great for introverts, too.
Coming to think of it: I’ve seen and used comic strips in language books and teacher’s handouts. But it wouldn’t have occurred to me for other kinds of training. I like the reinvention! I’ll so use this in my trainings! Thank you, Ellen!