Role Playing/Situational Dialogues Preparing for Different & Difficult Conversations and Situations Role playing takes place between two or more people, who act out roles to explore a particular scenario. It’s most useful for preparing for unfamiliar or difficult situations. For example, you can use it to practice sales meetings, interviews, presentations, or emotionally difficult conversations, such as when you’re resolving conflict.
By acting scenarios like these out, you can explore how other people are likely to respond to different approaches; and you can get a feel for the approaches that are likely to work, and for those that might be counter-productive. You can also get a sense of what other people are likely to be thinking and feeling in the situation. Also, by preparing for a situation using role play, you build up experience and self-confidence with handling it in real life; and you develop quick and instinctively-correct reactions to situations.
This means that you’ll react effectively as situations evolve, rather than making mistakes or becoming overwhelmed by events. You can also use role play to spark brainstorming sessions, to improve communication between team members, and to see problems or situations from different perspectives. Write a situational Dialogue on the following situations: 1. A manager explains to a supervisor how a compressed workweek would affect the unit’s productivity. 2. A project manager justifies the hiring of two extra employees to complete a project on time. 3.
One manager advises another on the best method of handling a difficult situation or project. Standards of Role Players: • Literate: A very good role-player who shows that they are able to demonstrate proper use of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and so forth. A literate role-player knows when long introductions are appropriate, understands the place for short one or two sentence posts and keeps in character emotions separate from their own • Semi-Lit: A decent role-player who has an “OK” grasp of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and so forth.
A Semi-Lit role-player typically writes (sometimes excessively) long introductions several paragraphs in length and posts of up to a paragraph and longer. • Illiterate: A terrible role-player who disregards all grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etcetera (stuff/knowledge over given situation or problem). Their spelling is usually equal to chat-speak (also known as “l337 spk”). An illiterate role-player typically writes one paragraph for their introduction, and around one or two sentences per post. One word posts are also frequent. *****