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20 Ways to Instantly Be More Assertive

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Small changes can lead to big impact in your assertiveness, confidence and communication effectiveness.

Increase your interpersonal POWER today with these 20 simple strategies to boost your confidence, authority and presence.

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20 Ways to Instantly Be More Assertive

  1. 1. 20 Ways to Instantly Be More Assertive
  2. 2. Want to Be More Assertive? YES PLEASE!!!
  3. 3. REGARDLESS OF YOU Asking for a raise… AssertiveWay.com
  4. 4. REGARDLESS OF YOU Claiming your vacation days… AssertiveWay.com
  5. 5. REGARDLESS OF YOU Saying no to your boss… AssertiveWay.com
  6. 6. REGARDLESS OF YOU Disagreeing with your CEO… AssertiveWay.com
  7. 7. REGARDLESS OF YOU Handling criticism … AssertiveWay.com
  8. 8. REGARDLESS OF YOU Giving a negative review AssertiveWay.com
  9. 9. FIRST… Get the basics right! AssertiveWay.com
  10. 10. Manage Negative Emotions Be Curious Express Yourself Avoid Weak Language AssertiveWay.com All you need is to master these 4 things…
  11. 11. READY? Let’s give you the 20 strategies AssertiveWay.com
  12. 12. GUILTY FOR NO REASON SO SHAMEFUL THAT I WANT TO HIDE IN A CAVE ANXIETY CHILLS BRRR AssertiveWay.com
  13. 13. Part A Manage Your Negative Emotions AssertiveWay.com
  14. 14. Journal your communication challenges 1 AssertiveWay.com What’s hard today?
  15. 15. Identify your negative emotions 2 AssertiveWay.com
  16. 16. Question where they come from 3 AssertiveWay.com My beliefs
  17. 17. Breath, exercise, meditate, and think positively 4 AssertiveWay.com
  18. 18. WHAT? HOW SO?TELL ME MORE! WHY IS THAT? I’M INTRIGUED? AssertiveWay.com
  19. 19. Part B Be Curious AssertiveWay.com
  20. 20. Listen actively 5 AssertiveWay.com “I hear you. So you are saying you don’t like my big ears?”
  21. 21. Don’t get defensive or blame 6 AssertiveWay.com
  22. 22. Investigate the criticism 7 AssertiveWay.com “Tell me more … about why you think I’m not trustworthy”
  23. 23. Ask clarifying questions 8 AssertiveWay.com “What do you mean by that?”
  24. 24. Use “And” not “But” 9 AssertiveWay.com “You are an excellent analyst but you need to work on your presentations” “You are an excellent analyst and improving your presentations will better showcase your genius ideas”
  25. 25. Question “should”, “must”, “have” 10 AssertiveWay.com “Why do I have to be quiet?”
  26. 26. I WANT TO DANCE ON THE MOON! AssertiveWay.com
  27. 27. Part C Express Yourself AssertiveWay.com
  28. 28. 11 Share your intentions AssertiveWay.com “I want us to collaborate more for a win-win.”
  29. 29. 12 Share your ideas, feelings & desires AssertiveWay.com “I feel I am living a dream!”
  30. 30. 13 Use “I” statements AssertiveWay.com I want a better haircut
  31. 31. 14 AssertiveWay.com
  32. 32. 15 Use “If … then …” to communicate consequences AssertiveWay.com “If you don’t come to meetings on time, then I cannot recommend you for promotion”
  33. 33. PERHAPS MY BADNOT SURE HUMMMM DON’T LISTEN TO ME AssertiveWay.com
  34. 34. Part D Avoid Weak Language AssertiveWay.com
  35. 35. 16 Don’t say ”sorry” all the time AssertiveWay.com “Sorry for being such a cute puppy”
  36. 36. 17 Don’t hesitate with “Maybe”, “I’m not sure…”, ”I might be wrong…” AssertiveWay.com “I’m not sure and I may be wrong but perhaps you could give me the job?”
  37. 37. 18 Don’t over justify, keep it short AssertiveWay.com
  38. 38. 19 Complete your sentences AssertiveWay.com “I have a great idea it has to do with the (interrupted) the (interrupted) … … … Never mind”
  39. 39. 20 Repeat yourself if needed AssertiveWay.com “Let me say it again: I’m NOT interested”
  40. 40. What to learn more? Sign up for FREE training on: How to Be Assertive Without Being Rude AssertiveWay.com https://bit.ly/3bMLZzt
  41. 41. CAN YOU DO THAT? HERE’S THE RECAP AssertiveWay.com
  42. 42. Manage your Negative Emotions  Journal your communication challenges  Identify your negative emotions  Question where they come from  Breath, exercise, meditate, and think positively AssertiveWay.com
  43. 43. Be Curious  Listen actively  Don’t get defensive or blame  Investigate criticism  Ask clarifying questions  Use “And” not “But”  Question “should”, “must” and “have to” AssertiveWay.com
  44. 44. Express Yourself  Share your intentions  Share your ideas, feelings and desires  Use “I” statements  Use “When … then I ….”  Use “If … then …” to communicate consequences AssertiveWay.com
  45. 45. Avoid Weak Language  Don’t say ”sorry” all the time  Don’t hesitate with “Maybe”, “I’m not sure…”, ”I might be wrong…”  Don’t over justify. Keep it short  Complete your sentences  Repeat yourself if needed AssertiveWay.com
  46. 46. 20 Assertive Strategies Manage your Negative Emotions Journal your communication challenges Identify your negative emotions Question where they come from Breath, exercise, meditate and think positively Be Curious Listen actively Don’t get defensive or blame Investigate criticism Ask clarifying questions Use “And” not “But” Question “should”, “must” and “have to” Express Yourself Share your intentions Share your ideas, feelings and desires Use “I” statements Use “When … I ….” Use “If … then …” Avoid Weak Language Don’t say ”sorry” all the time Don’t hesitate Don’t over-justify Complete your sentences Repeat yourself if needed AssertiveWay.com
  47. 47. What to learn more? Sign up for FREE training on: How to Be Assertive Without Being Rude AssertiveWay.com https://bit.ly/3bMLZzt

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