Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass
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- Move from being a passive communicator to a confident, assertive communicator.
- Say “no” and establish boundaries without feeling guilty.
- Make clear requests to your team members, friends and family.
- Disagree assertively and know how to react when somebody disagrees with you.
- Speak confidently and become visible in group situations.
- Be an engaging conversation partner in one-on-one conversations.
- Overcome your fears and limiting beliefs about being assertive.
- Honestly and confidently express what you think, feel and want without holding back.
- Learn body language to support your assertive verbal message.
- Deal with difficult situations with ease.
- Access to a computer to watch the videos
- Printer to print out the coaching worksheets
- A can-do attitude for personal and professional development
You CAN tell people what you truly think and feel, and you can set boundaries when you need to. You just need to learn how to communicate assertively to do it effectively.
Assertive communication is a critical skill for emerging leaders, new managers, and people who are more introverted in social situations.
When you know how to communicate assertively, you can say “no” without feeling guilty, set boundaries to protect your time, priorities and goals, articulate requests clearly and confidently, and deal with awkward situations with ease.
Imagine being able to lift the frustration, stress and anxiety you normally feel when you have to stand up for yourself. Imagine life without people walking over you because they respect the boundaries you have set. Imagine people looking at you as a strong, confident person.
All of this is possible and learning how to communicate assertively will help you achieve it.
I’m Kara Ronin and I’m a Best-Selling Udemy Instructor, leadership coach and trainer. I specialise in helping people develop their leadership presence, communication, reputation and relationships.
I’ve helped many of my in-person clients transform their communication and become more assertive, and I’m dedicated to helping you do the same in this video course.
“Kara, Thank you for a very interesting, informative and inspiring Masterclass!” Jeanette, Lawyer
Assertive communication is not about being bossy. It’s about taking control of your communication and your life. It allows you to communicate clearly and honestly to people around you. This in turn helps you to come across as more authentic.
In this course, you will:
become more reflective of your communication style and break bad communication habits
overcome your fears about being assertive and speaking up honestly
know how to get heard in chaotic group situations
be able to connect and engage in one-on-one conversations
know what body language to use to support your assertive message
learn how to set boundaries and say “no” without feeling guilty
express your feelings, opinions and wants honestly and clearly
make clear requests with your friends, family and work colleagues
better manage conflict and difficult conversations
become more confident in your decision-making
make your job and life less stressful because you know how to protect your time, priorities and goals
You will not be alone on your journey to becoming more assertive. This 3-hour course not only includes 44 high-quality videos where I walk you through practical strategies that I use with my coaching clients. It also includes six coaching worksheets, a case study, quizzes, and conversation transcripts to help you move your assertive communication skills forward.
Assertive communication is a skill that will absolutely help you in your life. Learning how to communicate assertively has helped me immensely in my personal and business life, I know it can help you too.
When you know how to communicate assertively, you will finally be able to start living your life exactly the way you want. You’ll no longer be allowing other people to direct your life or force you into decisions because you don’t know how to say “no”.
This course will empower you to live your life on your terms. I’d be honoured if you joined me on this journey.
WHAT STUDENTS HAVE SAID:
"It is exactly what I was looking for. It is one of the most essential life skills that is required and needs to be revisited often." - Sahil, 2020 student
"Very clear and I loved that everything has examples." Osvaldo 2020 student
"Very good course to take and a good review on how to be assertive and not aggressive in communication. Thank you for putting together this class." - Cheryl 2019 student
"This help me reflect myself clearly and encourage me to be assertive." - A.W 2019
“A well organised course delivered in a concise and engaging way. Thank you Kara for breaking down the basic skills and providing a practical guide in how to achieve success.” Kate, Udemy student
“Well delivered with high-energy, fun and clear examples. Thank you Kara!” Vijayasekar, Udemy student
“This course was excellent. There were lots of extra handouts to go along with the narrative.” Rick, Udemy student
- New managers who need to be more assertive with their team.
- Emerging leaders who want to communicate more clearly and confidently.
- Introverted people who need to set boundaries and say “no”.
- Passive communicators who want to speak more directly and honestly.
- People who don’t want to be invisible in social situations.
- People who are fearful of speaking up assertively and need to overcome their fears.
- People going into a new job or team and want to establish assertive boundaries.
- People who have difficulty protecting their time, priorities and goals.
- People who need to set stronger boundaries.
You will learn about the topics covered in all seven sections of this course, coaching worksheets that you need to complete and how your communication will have changed by the end of this course.
You will learn about the four styles of communication: passive, passive-aggressive, aggressive and assertive. You will understand the giveaway signs of each communication style so you can better analyse your own communication style and the communication style of others.
You will learn about the consequences of not communicating assertively and why the fear or limiting belief about speaking assertively can be damaging. There is a downloadable pdf for this lecture.
The fear that others will discover how little you know is the fear of being found out, Impostor Syndrome or self-doubt. In this video, I help you understand this fear more and share with you strategies so you can start to overcome it.
I talk about why it’s important for you to overcome the fear of hurting or offending others when communicating assertively. I also expand on why saying “no” to others is difficult and how it prevents you from setting boundaries. I finish the video by sharing strategies to help you overcome this limiting belief.
You will learn about the topics that are covered in Section 3. These topics are all about how you can become assertive and claim your talking space in group situations.
You will get an explanation on how to complete Coaching Worksheet #3 (attached to Lecture 18). This coaching worksheet will help you dissect an upcoming group conversation you’re nervous about so you feel more prepared and confident speaking up in it.
This video will help you hide your anxiety in one-on-one conversations so you can appear comfortable, confident and assertive to your conversation partner.
You will learn about the topics covered in Section 5 of this video course. These topics are all about making sure your body language supports your assertive verbal message.
You will get an explanation on how to complete Coaching Worksheet #5 (attached to Lecture 29). This coaching worksheet will help you identify the non-assertive, nonverbal communication you use and replace it with assertive nonverbal communication.
This video will help you understand why it’s important to openly and honestly share your feelings, opinions and wants in assertive communication.
This video will help you feel more confident disagreeing with people in conversations. You will learn why it’s important to disagree and the four steps on how to disagree assertively. I’ve included conversation examples so you can see this technique in action (downloadable transcript added to this video).
You will get an explanation on how to complete Coaching Worksheet #6 (attached to Lecture 43). This coaching worksheet is the most important in this course and will help you reflect on how effective your assertive communication is and identify ways you can improve for the future.