Say What You Think and Be Glad You Said It!
How to Appropriately Speak Up For Yourself
Everyone has times when they need to speak up because they’re angry, frustrated or upset. But, instead of speaking up, many people either yell, kick, cry, pout, or say nothing. Is there a way to speak up appropriately? The answer is yes—through Assertiveness Training.
Assertiveness Training is a means of expressing your rights, feelings, and needs while respecting the rights, feelings, and needs of others. Part of the key to this technique is understanding that what you say and how you say it are equally important. Through discussion, practice exercises, and role-playing, this seminar teaches you a technique you can apply to your role as a parent, child, spouse, friend, employee, student, or manager.
NOTE: This seminar is as much for those who are aggressive as it is for those who are passive.
The objectives for this seminar are for you to be able to:
- Define assertiveness.
- Identify your rights in being assertive.
- Describe and practice a structured technique for becoming assertive.
- Role-play your own situations for becoming assertive.