Exploring auditing and training over the Internet

Ask Rolf a question

Rolf DaneIntroduction: Rolf Dane is a CofS-trained Class VIII who has been auditing for 25 years. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has audited people over the Internet from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, UK, Scotland, Australia, Israel, South Korea, USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Slovenia and the Nederlands. He has a website here. He posted this comment very recently and I am making a main post out of it because I want to give people a chance to ask him questions without it all being buried down in the comments somewhere.

He is very happy to answer questions about distance auditing and training. Simply add a comment to this post and he will add a comment providing an answer.


I use remote metering or telepathic metering. I usually don’t completely depend on the meter as I would in normal session set up. When I assess a list, for instance, I will with some pcs require them to answer each question with yes or no. If the meter responds well with that pc I will do it as in normal session.

Assessing an important list, such as Int Buttons, I would ask the pc to comment on each. If the pc comments verbally it is much easier to determine if the item is charged or not. It will show up on the meter or will be obvious from the pc’s statement and tone of voice.

I have also used a system I learned doing TIR*. You simply have pc grade each item for charge and interest on a scale from 0-10, 10 being the most charged. In doing prepchecking I will simply have the pc answer the question till he runs out of answers and then move onto the next button. That works very well too.


*TIR: Traumatic Incident Reduction, the mainstream version of R3R.

March 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Ask Maxim a question

Maxim LebedevIntroduction: Maxim Lebedev lives in Moscow, Russia. He has been auditing over Skype since 2006. His webpage is here. I had a Skype conversation with him a couple of hours ago. He says he delivers standard Scn actions from the bottom up over Skype, including objectives (except CCHs 1-4).

He is very happy to answer questions about distance auditing and training. One of Maxim's sessions Simply add a comment to this post and he will add a comment providing an answer. If there is a problem with understanding since his native language is Russian and not English, I will try to sort that out with him. But if his answer is clearly understandable despite the English not being perfect, I will leave it as-is.

At some future time I will probably edit this post to incorporate the questions and answers into the post itself.  But for now, I will leave both the questions and answers as comments.

EDIT Mar 7, 5:15pm GMT: This is useful. I was talking to Maxim on Skype again. His words here are not verbatim.

PAUL: Tell me about Skype frame rates.

MAXIM: You need a minimum of 15 fps (frames per second) to read the meter properly. ADSL internet lines are much better than cable lines generally. You can see exactly what your sending frame rate and receiving frame rate is by going to your regular Skype box and turning on Tools > Options > Advanced >  Display technical info during calls. Hover the cursor over the video image you want data for, either yours or the other person’s, while you are talking to them. It only works when you are connected to each other.


March 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments