Authentic Assertiveness: Next level communication skills.
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Authentic Assertiveness: Next level communication skills.

Increase your social skills and assertive communication, while you reduce your stress, fears, and other mental blocks.
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4.7 (68 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
348 students enrolled
Created by TJ Guttormsen
Last updated 5/2020
Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to be assertive in any situation.
  • How to inspire others to listen.
  • How to speak your mind.
  • How to get what you want.
  • How to communicate effectively.
  • How to overcome mental blocks and fear.
  • How to speak clearly and with proper volume.
  • How to be assertive in groups, with authority figures, and more.
  • 10+ assertiveness and communication techniques.
  • How to handle any disagreement and conflict.
  • And more..
  • For full effect, you must be willing to work on the included exercises.

Would you like to be able to speak your mind and ask for what you want in a way that is comfortable both for you and for others?

Would you like to be the kind of person that people listen to because they want to listen, and not because they’re forced to?

Or maybe you just want to learn a few techniques that will help you communicate more clearly and assertively - and make you more influential?

This course, filmed in a high-quality studio environment and taught by top-rated Udemy instructor TJ Guttormsen - an expert on communication with over a decade's worth of hands-on experience with clients from all over the world - will help you achieve all these things and more!

"This is a comprehensive course that provides both the psychological background for assertiveness, along with easily understandable examples and exercises. Highly recommended!" - 5-star rating from Tor Anestad, Udemy student.

Assertive communication is widely regarded to be the most effective style of communication.

It’s important for nearly all aspects of our lives. From friendships, relationships, and family, to work and success – if we are able to communicate assertively, we are much more likely to create the results that we want.

Since 2009, TJ Guttormsen has worked with people from all over the world to improve their communication skills. He has done over 100 national media appearances, published several books, written hundreds of articles, and taught seminars and courses to thousands of people from all walks of life, from over 135 countries.

His other courses on Udemy have several times been the highest-rated courses in their categories, and the positive feedback from students getting real-world results keep flowing in.

Now he has put together a comprehensive course on Authentic Assertiveness that will teach you how to communicate in such a way that it will inspire others to truly want to listen to you.

When you master authentic assertiveness you’ll be the kind of person who can comfortably ask for what you want, share your opinions, make decisions, take initiatives, and more – in ways that will make both you and the people you’re talking to feel good about it all.

Authentic Assertiveness.

Authentic Assertiveness is not your average assertiveness course. It's not about being the loudest or most insisting person in the room. It's not about having to always be in charge. It's not about using power to get your way.

Authentic Assertiveness is about being comfortable speaking your mind, asking for what you want, saying no, saying yes, taking initiatives, handling disagreements, setting boundaries, giving invitations - and all the other things that make our lives better.

It’s about communicating with others in a connected way which will make you stand out as not just assertive and influential – but also respectful and more socially intelligent than most.

In other words, people won't listen to you because you're loud, forceful, or domineering. They'll listen to you because you're connected with them and because they'll WANT to hear what you have to say.

They'll listen because you'll know how to skillfully share your thoughts, opinions, needs, and wants. They'll listen because they trust your judgment and respect your insights. They'll listen because they want your input - or because they want to help.

To help you achieve this, the course covers the psychology of assertiveness, how to create habits that will make assertiveness feel natural, conversational techniques that will help you handle a variety of situations, as well as how to deal with disagreements and conflicts in a productive and positive way.

So you see, this is not yet another quick-fix, fake-it-till-you-make-it course with a bunch of superficial advice that sounds good but works poorly. This course’s purpose is to help you become an authentically assertive person – inside and out.

And the best part about it?

You don’t have to become another person or act outside of your own values or ethics at all. Authentic assertiveness is all about learning how to be an assertive you.

So, if that sounds like something you might want to learn more about, sign up now and take your first step towards new and better social results.

"The course is amazingly helpful. It contains a lot of information, backgrounds, explanations and examples about the common issues with communications and how to solve them. TJ explains the subject clearly and simply, and takes the necessary time to explain everything. The course covers a lot of topics to be studied and practiced, and it is necessary to go back and listen again to the lessons, but every time it seems that you learn something new. 100% recommended" - 5-star rating from Moises Lorenzo León, Udemy student.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting to improve their communication skills and be more assertive.
Course content
Expand all 59 lectures 03:26:27
+ Let's get started!
4 lectures 12:12
How to get fast, personal support.
How to eat elephants (and become assertive).
+ The psychology of authentic assertiveness.
11 lectures 40:37
The 4 styles of communication - and which works best.
How to free up more mental resources for your assertiveness.
Limiting beliefs - and why we need to break them.
How the fear of being wrong prevents assertiveness.
Impostor syndrome - and how to overcome it.
How being assertive won't hurt anyone's feelings.
The fear of fear - and how it can help us.
The fear of being disliked.
Do you have to like everyone you meet?
Why - and how to - not be a people-pleaser.
+ The fundamental concepts of authentic assertiveness
9 lectures 37:03
Speaking loudly and clearly.
Correct body-language and eye-contact (is easier than you might think!)
Get to the point.
Verbal mitigators - your new superpower.
Assertive invitations and information.
Assertive people break free from conformity.
Become good at speaking up in groups.
Being assertive with authority figures.
Becoming assertive with family, friends, and coworkers.
+ Assertive habits to become authentically assertive.
13 lectures 47:46
Why these habits are important.
How being present and connected will make you authentically assertive.
How to build a habit of sharing your opinions.
Become comfortable asking for what you want and need.
How to assertively ask for help.
Why you should always admit it when you're lost.
Why saying "no" is incredibly important.
How to say "no" on your own terms.
How to become an assertive decision-maker.
How to become an instigator and take more initiatives.
Set boundaries, needs, and wants to create better relationships.
Proactive communication is a game-changer.
How to be a true leader, rather than just bossy.
+ Assertive communication techniques.
11 lectures 30:53
Why these techniques will work better for you than for most.
Verbal framing will help you create the conversations you want to have.
Use fogging to handle critical or aggressive people.
Be a broken record to deal with pushy people.
The sum-up technique will get a conversation back on track.
What to do when you need more time.
The three strategic pauses you can use for your benefit.
Make I-statements to make others listen.
Preemptive disclosure helps you remove problems before they start.
How to deal with negative feedback.
How to deal with positive feedback.
+ Dealing with interruptions, disagreements, and conflicts.
8 lectures 29:52
Is it a disagreement or a conflict?
Preventing a disagreement from becoming a conflict.
How - and why - to best listen while disagreeing.
How to deal with information over-loaders.
How to speak up when we're being interrupted.
How to assertively ignore interruptions.
The secret to winning the compromise.
How to handle conflicts.
+ Last but not least..
3 lectures 08:04
How to not forget what you've learned here.
Your exercises.
Bonus lecture!