Communicating Assertively. Presenter: Adam Sandelson Teaching & Learning Centre. Why be assertive. Because - its more than subject knowledge that makes you successful at studying & fulfilling your career aspirations
Presenter: Adam Sandelson
Teaching & Learning Centre
To discuss assertiveness in terms of;
Common Traits are
Assertiveness is not
Even though we do use these “communicative tactics” at some point in our lives to get what we want
- BUT –
Spending your life or time being a non- assertive communicator will bring you much stress, dissatisfaction & disappointment
Take a look at the “assertiveness questionnaire” handout. Read each situation and define each of your responses as either aggressive, passive or assertive. Share your answers!
Assertiveness is about
When you are assertive
What do you think? Are any striking to you?
“.. I feel unhappy with your
suggestion & I would like you to listen to
An example of how to say “ no ”
“..I understand that you would like to get together tonight [acknowledgement]. It turns out that I had a really long day & feel exhausted [explanation], so I will pass on tonight [saying no]. Perhaps there is another night later this week when we can get together – what do you think?..” [alternative option].
Assertiveness is really about
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