Longtime college coach Diane Flick-Williams demonstrates a communication drill that shows the impact of active listening and positive conversation techniques.
- Write a story with a partner about your first time learning volleyball, but each person alternates words. This will inevitably lead to the story taking turns you don't expect it to - so it's a great tool to develop active listening skills and respond to the other person's thought process.
- For the second round, you must always respond to your partner's sentence with: "No, but...". This demonstrates negative communication and how it can create division.
- For the third round, you must always respond to your partner's sentence with "Yes, and...". This demonstrates positive communication and how you can build off of each other's ideas.