Having a conversation with your lecturer can be difficult and it might not go too well if you don’t prepare at all.
Let’s have a look at Lucy’s first attempt to have a conversation with her lecturer.
In this video Lucy:
Listen to Lucy’s tone of voice. The way she presents is:
The lecturers response is:
This didn’t work well for Lucy but with a little bit of planning a difficult conversation can sometimes go better than you expect.
Let’s have a look at a different approach.
In this video Lucy’s behavior is different because she is:
What’s also different about this conversation from the confrontation earlier is that Lucy has:
The lecturer then felt comfortable to:
This worked out better because Lucy had planned the conversation.
Unfortunately even when you plan your conversation it may not go the way you want. However, sometimes understanding why the situation has occurred can make it easier for you to live with the outcome, even if you don’t get exactly what you want.
In this scenario Lucy:
Although the outcome may not be the perfect scenario for Lucy she may be able to work out something she can live with. At least by asking questions and getting more information from her lecturer she may be able to think of different action steps that would give her different options.