Look and sound assertive

To be assertive you need to look assertive, sound assertive and use assertive language.

Look assertive:

1. Stand up straight and tall

2. Maintain direct steady eye contact

3. Be calm and relaxed

Sound assertive:

1. Clear speech – no mumbling or shouting

2. Open your mouth and articulate

3. Warm up your voice with voice exercises

Assertive language:

1. Clear direct and honest

2. Ask for what you want, not what you don’t want

3. Use I statements

Practice, practice, practice.

Enjoy

Yvonne

Posted on January 14, 2013 .