Paraphrasing. Paraphrasing helps participants follow the discussion and assists the note taker in accurately recording the important points. Use your own words to reflect what an individual speaker is saying and how that speaker is feeling by saying the following:
“If I understood well, what you mean is…”
“I think what you are saying is…”
Questioning. Ask questions to explore a comment or issue. Open-ended questions usually begin with “what”, “how”, “when” “where” and are posed in such a way so that speaker has to elaborate with more detail. Clarifying questions draw out the speaker’s point and often begin with...