Learn to Say No
Introduction <ul><li>Are you overscheduled and overstressed? </li></ul><ul><li>With today’s busy schedules, you’re not alo...
Important <ul><li>Learning to say no to more requests can be one of the biggest favors you can do yourself and those you l...
What’s so hard about saying no?   <ul><li>Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “...
Main Benefits <ul><li>It helps to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce stress levels and gives you time for what’s really importa...
Saying No – Main Tips <ul><li>Practice saying no: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saying “no” as often as you can is a great way to ...
Saying No – Main Tips <ul><li>Stop being nice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it’s important to be polite, but being nice by saying...
Saying No – Main Tips <ul><li>Get back to you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of providing an answer then and there, it’s o...
Ways to Say No <ul><li>I can't do this right now.  </li></ul><ul><li>NO, thanks. Not this time. Thank you for asking.  </l...
Conclusion <ul><li>Most reasonable people will accept your “I’m sorry. I can't do this right now” as an answer. </li></ul>...
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Learn To Say No - Task 3826

  1. 1. Learn to Say No
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Are you overscheduled and overstressed? </li></ul><ul><li>With today’s busy schedules, you’re not alone. </li></ul><ul><li>One way to pare down your schedule is to get good at saying NO to new commitments. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important <ul><li>Learning to say no to more requests can be one of the biggest favors you can do yourself and those you love. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s so hard about saying no? <ul><li>Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not usually a fun task. </li></ul><ul><li>It can jeopardize a relationship. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Main Benefits <ul><li>It helps to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce stress levels and gives you time for what’s really important. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>value your time, knowing your priorities and commitments, and how valuable your precious time is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>avoid doing what you can't afford. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Saying No – Main Tips <ul><li>Practice saying no: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saying “no” as often as you can is a great way to get better at it and more comfortable with saying the word. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t apologize: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While politeness is important, apologizing just makes it sound weaker and you need to be firm. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Saying No – Main Tips <ul><li>Stop being nice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it’s important to be polite, but being nice by saying yes all the time only hurts you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Say no to your boss: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain to your boss that by taking on too many commitments, you are weakening your productivity and jeopardizing your existing commitments. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Saying No – Main Tips <ul><li>Get back to you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of providing an answer then and there, it’s often better to tell the person you’ll give their request some thought and get back to them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maybe later: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If this is an option that you’d like to keep open, instead of just shutting the door on the person, it’s often better to just say. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ways to Say No <ul><li>I can't do this right now. </li></ul><ul><li>NO, thanks. Not this time. Thank you for asking. </li></ul><ul><li>Sorry, but NO. </li></ul><ul><li>Please accept that I cannot come. </li></ul><ul><li>I'd rather not. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Most reasonable people will accept your “I’m sorry. I can't do this right now” as an answer. </li></ul><ul><li>So if someone keeps pressuring you, they’re being rude, and it’s OK to just repeat, “I’m sorry, but this just doesn’t fit with my schedule,&quot; and change the subject, or even walk away if you have to. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: Licoreis

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