How can you be assertive on-the-spot? Being assertive when you need to and on-the-spot can be challenging, especially if you’re coming from a more passive style of communication.
It can be really difficult to think of how to respond assertively to a negative comment, in the moment.
I don’t know if this happens to you but sometimes when I’m in front of a stressful conversation, a conflict or a rude comment, I freeze.
I can’t think of anything to say on-the-spot. I start mumbling. I get anxious. And I don’t know how to respond to this person - until 20 minutes later!
Then I think of what I “should have said” or “could have said” to that person.
This delayed response time isn’t helpful when you want to be assertive on-the-spot.
In this podcast episode, I share with you five techniques to help you be assertive in the moment.
These are techniques that have helped me as a recovering passive communicator and they have helped thousands of my students in my Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass too.
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