Published on April 21, 2009
Assertiveness : Assertiveness Program Objectives (1 of 2) : Program Objectives (1 of 2) Understand the philosophy of being assertive. Recognize the differences between being assertive and aggressive through exploration of personal reactions to given situations. www.readysetpresent.com Page 2 Program Objectives (2 of 2) : Program Objectives (2 of 2) Participate in role-playing exercises to practice the tenets of being assertive. Instill in participants the courage to be assertive -- in the most appropriate and effective way. www.readysetpresent.com Page 3 A Challenge : A Challenge Please Write a One Sentence Definition of A S S E R T I V E N E S S. www.readysetpresent.com Page 4 Definition : Definition An honest, direct, and appropriate expression of one's feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. www.readysetpresent.com Page 5 Test Your Assertiveness : Test Your Assertiveness www.readysetpresent.com Page 6 Test Your Assertiveness (1 of 3) : Test Your Assertiveness (1 of 3) Can you express negative feelings about other people and their behaviors without using abusive language? Are you able to exercise and express your strengths? Can you easily recognize and compliment other people’s achievements? www.readysetpresent.com Page 7 Test Your Assertiveness (2 of 3) : Test Your Assertiveness (2 of 3) Do you have the confidence to ask for what is rightfully yours? Can you accept criticism without being defensive? Do you feel comfortable accepting compliments? Are you able to stand up for your rights? www.readysetpresent.com Page 8 Test Your Assertiveness (3 of 3) : Test Your Assertiveness (3 of 3) Are you able to refuse unreasonable requests from friends, family, or co-workers? Can you comfortably start and carry on a conversation with others? Do you ask for assistance when you need it? A “yes” response to the questions indicates an assertive approach. www.readysetpresent.com Page 9 Why Assertiveness is Important? : Why Assertiveness is Important? Effective communication brings about the achievement of individual and/or shared goals. Assertiveness increases your ability to reach these goals while maintaining your rights and dignity. www.readysetpresent.com Page 10 The Myths about Assertiveness : The Myths about Assertiveness Other people’s feelings and rights are more important than yours. You will offend other people by being assertive. You are not important enough to express your feelings and rights. www.readysetpresent.com Page 11 Assertive Rights (1 of 2) : Assertive Rights (1 of 2) You have the right to be assertive. You have the right to request that others change their behavior if they are infringing on your rights. You have the right to use your own time to answer questions. www.readysetpresent.com Page 12 Aggressiveness Is : Aggressiveness Is www.readysetpresent.com Page 13 What Would You Say? : What Would You Say? www.readysetpresent.com Page 14 When Confronted with a Problem : When Confronted with a Problem www.readysetpresent.com Page 15 Slide 16: What is your next step? www.readysetpresent.com Page 16 Slide 17: www.readysetpresent.com Page 17 Download “Assertiveness” PowerPoint presentation at ReadySetPresent.com135 slides include: helping you recognize, test and evaluate your own assertiveness, I statements, and assertive rights. Comparing passive, aggressive and assertive behaviors, the 6 personality types, assertive do's and don'ts, body language, and eye contact. Learn 9 types of assertive responses, dealing with conflict, overcoming fear, 4 steps to saying no, plus tips on becoming more assertive, how to's and more. Royalty Free - Use Them Over and Over Again.