Are you a coach? maybe a manager or leader?
Here’s some ways of checking understanding:
- Reflecting – playing back the words of the coach – word for word
- Summarising – synthesising the coach’s words into a series of bullet points
- Paraphrasing – putting the coach’s words into my words
- Pre-framing – maintaining rapport and giving choice – ‘I heard you say / I think you said / to summarise / These are my words…’
Give it a go the next time you are checking what’s been said and the understanding around it.