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How to be ASSERTIVE in life.

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This presentation is a by product of a training I have received at my work place. It's been shared with all for the good of all.

This presentation is a by product of a training I have received at my work place. It's been shared with all for the good of all.

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  • 1. HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE.
  • 2. To Be Assertive
    • C ompromise only if reasonable.
    • O pen and be honest.
    • N egotiate firmly and wisely.
    • F air to oneself and others.
    • I nnovate, don’t wait for others.
    • D irect and clear in your speech.
    • E xpressive, show your feelings when appropriate.
    • N on-verbal, use your body language.
    • C hance, take risks.
    • E mpower everyone judiciously.
  • 3. NEVER
    • Beat about the bush.
    • Go behind people’s back.
    • Bully.
    • Call people names.
    • Bottle up feelings.
    • Use indecent language.
    • Hesitate to use the word ‘SORRY’.
  • 4. ACCEPT BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS LIKE…….
  • 5.
      • To ask for what one wants.
      • To have an opinion or feeling or express an emotion fairly.
      • To make a statement about a fact.
      • To make ones own decision and cope up with it’s consequences.
      • To choose whether or not to get involved in a situation.
      • To know about something that interests ones attention.
      • To make a mistake.
      • To be successful.
  • 6.
    • To change ones mind for the better.
    • To privacy.
    • To be alone and independent in certain matters.
    • To be treated in the same way, as one treats others.
    • To have a fair share of success, when involved in a team work.
    • To ask for a reasonable respite from work
    • To be rested, when ill.
  • 7. QUALITIES OF AN ASSERTIVE PERSON
    • Listens well.
    • Speak concisely.
    • Initiate and maintain conversation.
    • Discloses his thoughts and feelings easily and composed.
    • Aware of non-verbal communication.
    • Able to be always calm and relaxed.
  • 8. BE ASSERTIVE IN BODY LANGUAGE & SPEECH
    • A calm and controlled voice.
    • A relaxed posture.
    • Direct eye contact.
    • Always upright.
    • Use ‘I feel’, ‘I want’, ‘Let us’, ‘How can we resolve this’, ‘What do you think’, ‘How do you see it’.
  • 9. AVOID
    • SHOUTING AT OTHERS.
    • TALKING IN A LOUD VOICE.
    • POINTING FINGURES AT OTHERS.
    • FOLDED ARMS.(it is a non receptive, passive attitude.)
    • STIFF AND STILL POSTURE.(it is considered as a sign of aggressiveness.)
  • 10. COPING WITH ‘PUT-DOWNS’ A ‘put-down’ is a question or remark from another person, that violates one or more of your basic human rights of speech or action. The main aim of ‘put-downs’ are to make one feel small or, manipulate a person into doing something that is not to the best of his interests. Response to such situations should be just to protect your right and self-esteem, let the other know that you have got the message and, ask for a quick stop to that behaviour.
  • 11. CONCLUSION
    • An assertive person is a born leader. He is resourceful, active, handy and quick witted, gentle and brutal, straight forward and innovative, capable of caution and to take surprises, lavish and rapacious, generous and mean, strong at defense and skillful in attack.