Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that she/he didn’t want to do.
You should say:
Who he or she is
What you encouraged him/her to do
How she/he reacted
And explain why you encouraged him/her to do it
I want to share the story in which I encourage my friend Sophie to improve her communication skills. She is a very open person who expresses any feedback very bluntly, even if it’s bad feedback. And she thinks that this is an excellent spirit and doesn’t want to change it. I have experienced her straightforward nature many times. I know that she intends to help and not to insult, but many times other people and I get offended due to this. For example, once I spent two hours making a cake as a birthday gift, I asked her opinion. She commented that it tasted so so and looked like shit.
Hence, I encourage her to learn how to give constructive feedback with Sandwich feedback technique, so that her feedback could sound more acceptable. More specifically. With this technique, she could start by giving a positive, encouraging statement. Follow that with constructive criticism, and then offer some more positive words. The positive statements are the “bread” of the sandwich, and the criticism is the “filling”.
And I think it was essential for her to learn this. Firstly, I am her best friend, and I have to help her be a better person. Secondly; she could better understand other people’s feelings, avoid her feedback falling on deaf ears, and improve her communication skill. She felt happy that I shared this technique with her.
故事简介：我想分享一个我鼓励我的朋友Sophie提高她的沟通技巧的故事。她是一个非常开放的人，她会非常坦 率地表达任何反馈，即使是不好的反馈。她认为这是一种很好的精神，不想改变它。我多次经历过她直率的本性。 我知道她是想帮忙而不是侮辱人，但很多时候我和其他人都因此被冒犯了。例如，有一次我花了两个小时做一个蛋 糕作为生日礼物，我问她的意见。她评论说它尝起来很过得去，看起来像屎。
因此，我鼓励她学习如何通过三明治 反馈技术给出建设性的反馈，这样她的反馈听起来更容易让人接受。更具体地说。有了这个技巧，她可以从一个积 极的、鼓励的陈述开始。接着是建设性的批评，然后再说一些积极的话。肯定的陈述是三明治的“面包”，而批评是 “馅”。