Yesterday was great because we had to do a Facebook live “Fans discussion” chaired by Anne White Head (Founder at White Head Comms) and discuss more about the previous episodes of Chicken And Chips On NTV but one thing became the real area of concern and that is about effective in communication in a relationship, work places and amongst peers.
Chicken And Chips On NTV fans with Anne White Head
We have seen people lose jobs or break up because of that communication factor either it is taken with less concern yet it is the real gear in driving anything forward and what can be done to make it work.
Denise here is assertive
When someone is furious there are some control measures one should do like ignoring that person (effective but not 100% it has loopholes)
Hitting back so that you two are fired up perhaps the winner takes it all (Also not effective but can at times help)
The third and which will be our main area of discussion is exhibition of assertiveness in any given situation
After having serious discussions we had some time for selfies
So if you google about Assertiveness you will discover that it is a skill regularly referred to in social and communication skills training. Being assertive means being able to stand up for your own or other people’s rights in a calm and positive way, without being either aggressive, or passively accepting ‘wrong’.
So why have assertiveness in communication?
Because assertiveness is based on mutual respect, it’s an effective and diplomatic communication style. Being assertive shows that you respect yourself because you’re willing to stand up for your interests and express your thoughts and feelings. It also demonstrates that you’re aware of the rights of others and are willing to work on resolving conflicts.
Of course, it’s not just what you say — your message — but also how you say it that’s important.
Assertive communication is direct and respectful. Being assertive gives you the best chance of successfully delivering your message.
If you communicate in a way that’s too passive or too aggressive, your message may get lost because people are too busy reacting to your delivery.” (Adapted from mayoclinic.org)
Now the choice is ours to make sure this skill is instilled in us
We don’t have to stress
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