Communication has two components, the sender and the receiver. During the Voice Activated exercise your students will get practice improving their skillset as the sender. Students will:

  • Learn the three components of sending a communication
  • Engage in practice delivering communication with the appropriate volume, clarity, and speed
  • Be challenged to develop a new habit of communicating in a manner that activates others
"“Going through the Voice-Activated exercise raised my awareness of how I was delivering my communication and helped push it to another level. I actually began using voice-to-text moving forward for all texting and it's absolutely helping my communication.”"
Sophomore Student in Ohio

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Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • Voice-Activated units require you to communicate with the appropriate _____, _____, _____.
  • What is the key to making teams work?
  • What happens if we don’t clearly communicate our thoughts?
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At Home

Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.

Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.

  • Question: Voice Activated teaches us we need to communicate with the appropriate levels for what three things?
  • Reflection: What area of your communication could use the most improvement? Volume, Clarity, or Speed? Why?
  • Action: Make a conscious effort each night at home to communicate with family members with the right levels of Volume, Clarity, and Speed.
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Teacher Reflection

Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students. 

How easy are your messages to hear? Is there any room for improvement in your communication? Be intentional this week to communicate with proper volume, clarity, and speed with your students.