Feel in the Blanks

Workshop participants practicing role-plays. Can you tell from their body language what they are feeling?
  1. Demonstrate understanding and respect: This sets an open tone for the conversation. “It makes sense that you would like to _____.”
  2. Analyze options: This establishes common understanding of method qualities. “With that approach, we’ll get_____, and _____, which is great.”
  3. Clarify trade-offs: This surfaces hidden decision drivers. “So, in my view, there is a trade-off between _____ and _____.”
  4. Invite discussion: This empowers your listener to partake in decision-making. “What do you think is the way to balance these tradeoffs?”
Counselor Deanna Troi is an empath aboard the Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Troi is half-human, half-Betazoid and has the psionic ability to sense emotions.

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