Assertive communication training

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Assertive communication training
Assertieve communication

Being assertive is a core communication skill. Being assertive means that you express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view, while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others. Being assertive can also help boost your self-esteem and earn others’ respect.

How to give criticism

People with poor-self esteem find it just as hard to dish out criticism as they do to receive it. In fact, many such individuals avoid promotion because they can’t face the prospect of being in authority and having to criticize others.

How to receive criticism

One of the areas that people with low self-esteem have greatest difficulty with is criticism – giving as well as receiving it. Both can be extraordinarily difficult. Often when we’re criticized, we’re so hurt that we start excusing ourselves and rebutting what’s being said without really listening to it.

How to improve communication

Remember that the goal of effective communication skills should be mutual understanding and finding a solution that pleases both parties, not ‘winning’ the argument or ‘being right’.

How to say ``NO``

Whether you say “YES” instead of “NO” out of guilt, inner conflict, or misguided notion that you can “do it all”, learning to say “NO” to more requests can be one of the biggest favors you can do to yourself and those you love. It helps reduce stress levels and gives you time for what`s really important.

Using Golden rule called ``I`` message

Remember to use “I” phrasing rather than “you” phrasing, wording statements in such a way as to emphasize your own feelings or reactions to situations, rather than emphasizing that it is his specific behavior that is bothering you. Being heard and understood is a need for every member of the human family. We all want to know the people in our lives care about us.