Did you know that being assertive in English can help you manage stress and negative emotions, deal with uncomfortable situations, and express yourself more effectively?
Plus, it can help you avoid too many responsibilities if you have a hard time saying no to others or asking for what you want.
And, most importantly, sound more confident.
That all sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?
But what does it mean to be assertive and how can you do that in English?
That’s exactly what we’re going to focus on in this first Confident English lesson for 2019!
In today’s lesson, you’ll learn what it means to be assertive in English and you’ll get 5 strategies that will help you communicate in an assertive way with confidence:
Say no to meet a client after work because you want to go to your daughter’s concert at school
Ask for what you want/need at work, without feeling bad
Defend your opinion or point of view, even if others disagree with you
Manage stress more easily by setting clear boundaries
Respond to uncomfortable situations respectfully instead of with anger or aggression
At each step, I’ll share clear examples of the language you can use in English to help you do this. And then you’ll have the opportunity to practice at the end.
Get the full lesson at https://www.speakconfidentenglish.com/be-assertive-in-English/
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️Free Training: How to Say What You Want in English http://bit.ly/say-what-you-want-in-English
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Let’s Stay Connected:
Where are you from? I’m from the United States but I’ve also lived in Pakistan, the Czech Republic, Germany, and France.
Do you speak another language? I do! French. 🇫🇷
Do you teach 1:1? I don’t. I teach my Fluency School course and Confident Job Interviews course. However, I have Kelly, my awesome colleague, who teaches 1:1 for Speak Confident English using my methods. If you want to improve your confidence and fluency with me, join Fluency School, which I offer 3 times per year. https://www.speakconfidentenglish.com/fluencyschool/
My favorite quote? I have two: “Without challenge, there isn’t change.” And “Progress, not perfection.” — Marie Forleo
Want to learn more with me? Join me for new lessons every week. https://www.youtube.com/c/Speakconfidentenglish?sub_confirmation=1
️My favorite videos ️
English Fluency and Confidence, 5 Mistakes to Avoid:
What to Say When You Feel Stuck in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvv5jrD0CeM
How to Interrupt Someone Politely in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgqdxc6XE_0
How to Show You’re Finished Speaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGjctJgQ1eA
Uncomfortable Questions and How to Deal with Them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBCuY4vSLkE
10 Ways to Tell Someone to Wait in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3wuY7MvAY
I’m so glad you’re still reading. I want to tell you one important thing—English confidence and fluency are 100% possible for you, even if you feel shy, frustrated, and stuck.
With Speak Confident English, I share strategies, skills, and resources to help you get the confidence to communicate clearly so you can…Have conversations, get the job you want, share your opinions in a business meeting, make friends easily, go to the grocery store without stress, and feel comfortable with any situation—in English.