Assertiveness Basics: The 30-minute Communication Guide
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Assertiveness Basics: The 30-minute Communication Guide

Communication Skills. Confidence. Body Language. Stress Management. Social Dynamics. Personal Development.
4.4 (1,572 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2016
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  • Massively enhance your assertiveness
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  • Manage stress
  • Communicate effectively
  • Control your emotions
  • Say "No" in the right way
  • Manage your verbal and non-verbal message
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In this short, 30-minute guide I will tackle the topic of assertiveness.

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.

Remember, the course is completely free and there is no risk involved, so let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone, who wants to massively boost their assertiveness, confidence and self-esteem
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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.


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.
Build Your Confidence - Delve deep into your subconscious mind

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

The Power of "I" - Deliver messages that clearly reveal your intentions

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.

Non-verbal Assertiveness - Create the feeling of affinity and harmony

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

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

1. Tasteless Food

2. Saying "No"

3. The Whiner

4. A Difficult Question

Life Examples of Assertiveness - Four examples of real life situations

Practice makes perfect.

The Final Piece of Advice - Practice, practice, practice and practice

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About the Instructor
Dr. Roy Naraine
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Medical Doctor, Coach, Award Winning Udemy Instructor

I graduated in the field of medicine in the year 1992. I have worked in various hospitals and outpatients' clinic. During the course of my studies, I became interested in the field of psychology. My profound knowledge of the function of the human brain allowed me to get better results when treating my patients.

For over twenty years I have been conducting self-improvement training, coaching sessions and counseling in international corporations. I have also worked as an interviewer in several companies and have been the personal adviser of many lucrative clients and company owners.

In addition, I possess a graduate certificate in the field of project management. This knowledge,combined with my experience in the field of psychology allows me to manage software projects for a Canadian company. As the program director I manage a multi-ethnic team of IT specialists.

My yearning to make the knowledge I possess available to everyone has driven me towards online education. Together with members of eNar Studio we are on our way to making this possible.

Adam Naraine
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CEO & Co-Founder at eNar Studio

I am an aspiring filmmaker and writer with many years of experience and a strong background in physics and computer science. At a very young age I became fascinated with movies and soon decided to connect my future with that area. My passion towards video production and desire to make high quality educational videos available to people all around the world has finally brought me to udemy, where I can reach millions.

In 2015 I co-founded eNar Studio and along with other founding members we began our journey towards becoming one of the best online educational businesses in the world.

Presently, at eNar Studio, I hold the position of CEO and I am responsible for the production process and marketing. This way I can secure the high, studio quality of our online products.