Assertiveness Basics: The 50-minute Communication Guide
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Assertiveness Basics: The 50-minute Communication Guide

Communication Skills. Confidence. Body Language. Stress Management. Social Dynamics. Personal Development.
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Last updated 8/2017
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  • Massively enhance your assertiveness
  • Boost your confidence & self-esteem

  • Manage stress

  • Communicate effectively
  • Control your emotions
  • Say "No" in the right way
  • Manage your verbal and non-verbal message
  • Relax
  • Open your mind
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In this short, 60-minute guide I will tackle the topic of assertiveness (The initial 30-minute guide has been extended with an extra 30 minutes of assertiveness life examples)

Many people think that assertiveness is only linked to saying NO and therefore they negate everything.

The truth is that assertiveness is actually the ability to behave and communicate with others in a strong and confident way.

Assertive individuals are able to capture people’s attention and convey their message in a convincing manner.

They create harmony during their interaction with others. And this is exactly what I will teach you to do in this course.

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  • This course is suitable for anyone, who wants to massively boost their assertiveness, confidence and self-esteem
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 52:07
+ Assertiveness Basics: The 30-minute Communication Guide
7 lectures 19:45

The majority of people believe that assertiveness is inextricably linked to saying No, so they negate everything. I would modify this by stating that assertiveness is the ability to behave and communicate with others in a strong and confident way.

Preview 02:47
Confidence is a state of mind that makes you feel at ease in uncomfortable or difficult situations. It is the internal resource that drives you towards achieving your goals and fulfilling your dreams. It allows you to communicate assertively and hence initiate healthier relationships.
Preview 02:54

Assertive communication is the competence to deliver messages that clearly reveal your intentions, without destroying the protocol of etiquette.

Preview 02:50

The eyes can be used as a powerful tool to define your assertiveness. When you maintain eye contact with others during the conversation, you are telling them that you are sincere and interested in what they have to say.

Preview 02:43

The comfort zone is a psychological state in which you feel comfortable because your level of stress and anxiety is low and you know what to expect.

Escape The Comfort Zone - Stop being afraid of what people will think
Communication is the art of interaction both verbally and non-verbally between two or more individuals, during which clear, precise and succinct messages are transmitted.
Conflicts - Show others that you understand their point of view

Whenever we encounter difficult, uncomfortable or dangerous situations, a sequence of reactions will take place, which leads to the release of specific hormones.

Stress Management - Stress may hinder our ability to communicate assertively
+ Criticism
4 lectures 10:05

One of the reasons why people find it difficult to assert themselves is because they were continually criticized in the past by those who played an important role in their lives.


Your reaction should be based on your knowledge of criticism.

Criticism Part 1 - How to avoid the lethal, verbal bullets of criticism

Manage your anger properly

Criticism Part 2 - Criticism comes in a package with inferiority complex

Practice makes perfect.

The Final Piece of Advice - Practice, practice, practice and practice
+ Life Examples
10 lectures 22:24

1. Tasteless Food

2. Saying "No"

3. The Whiner

4. A Difficult Question

Life Examples of Assertiveness - Four examples of real life situations

You are supposed to be conducting an online demo that has of course been scheduled for a particular period of time. One of the participants is 20 minutes late and asks you if you could repeat what you had said earlier...

[BONUS] The Online Meeting

An acquaintance of mine called me some time in the past and asked whether I knew any self-improvement trainers as his brother was going through a stressful period at work and needed guidance...

[BONUS] Self-Improvement Training

Let me give you an example of a situation when I behaved in a passive way. It happened around 20 years ago.

[BONUS] The Diligent Food Taster

Considering that I have started to compromise myself, let me give you one more example when I found it difficult to react assertively.

[BONUS] The TV Controller

A few years ago, I call my subordinate on Skype because I wanted him to work on an urgent issue.

[BONUS] The Skype Call

If we agree to help someone, it should be done in such a way that will make both you and the requester feel good.

[BONUS] Saying "Yes" in The Right Way

The majority of people claim that they do not have the courage to protect their rights because it would mean going against people they like or respect.

[BONUS] Learn to Say "No"

Delve into your past and find at least one situation during which you thought your reaction was inappropriate. Start a discussion by outlining your story.

[BONUS] Challenge

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