- What were the main points of the conversation?
- What were the key takeaways?
Active Listening Skills:
- Did you make eye contact?
- Did you nod your head?
- Did you ask clarifying questions?
- Did you summarize the other person’s points?
Conversational Threading Techniques:
- Did you identify the main conversational threads?
- Did you keep the conversational threads going by asking follow-up questions and making relevant comments?
- Did you summarize the main conversational threads at the end of the conversation?
Strategies for Maintaining Engaging Dialogues:
- What strategies did you use to keep the conversation engaging?
- What could you have done to make the conversation even more engaging?
- What did you learn from this conversation?
- How can you use what you learned to improve your conversational skills in the future?
- Any other notes about the conversation, such as things you want to remember or things you want to follow up on.
This template can be used to track any conversation, but it is especially helpful for tracking conversations where you are practicing conversational threading techniques. By tracking your conversations, you can see how you are doing and identify areas where you can improve. You can also use the template to reflect on your conversations and learn from them.