Assertion

We all have the need for communication on a daily basis. The three most basic forms of communication are assertion, aggression and deference.  Aggression (anger) and deference (fear) are the result of a lack of assertion. In this program users will learn about the positive effects of the communication skills of assertion.  They will also see how assertion can make a huge difference in what they get out of life. Topics: What Is Assertion?, The Importance of Being Assertive, How to Develop Assertion, Benefits of Assertion and Improving Assertion. 

  • What Is Assertion?
  • Assertion is a way to tell others what you need or want
  • Example of someone communicating without assertion
  • Example of someone communicating with assertion
  • The Importance of Being Assertive
  • Have your needs met
  • Example of someone not getting needs met
  • Example of someone getting needs met
  • How to Develop Assertion
  • Admit that you need to change – example
  • Practice being who you want to be – example
  • Positive affirmations – example
  • Benefits of Assertion
  • Shows respect for yourself and others
  • Example of someone failing to show respect
  • Example of someone showing respect
  • Improving Assertion
  • Feel good about yourself (self-esteem)
  • Believe you have the right to ask for what you want
  • Be persistent