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The Art of Assertiveness: A Training Guide for Women and Men

How to Say No and Stand up for Yourself Without Feeling Guilty, and Why Being Nice and Asking Nicely Are Not the Key to Getting Your Way
Narrated by: Matyas J.
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Are you sick and tired of people walking all over you, desperate to discover how to stand up for yourself? Or, are you frustrated with your regular outbursts and wish you could better control your emotions?

You're not alone. Being too passive, or too aggressive, is a common struggle in today's society.

And yet, there are people in your life who always speak their mind and get their way, while still having the respect and admiration of their peers. What's their secret? How do they do it? The answer is assertiveness. 

Assertiveness, the foundation of this audiobook, is about effectively communicating your needs and setting boundaries, while respecting the needs and boundaries of others. The Art of Assertiveness provides you with a detailed blueprint to help navigate the tricky waters of interpersonal relationships in both personal and professional environments.

In this audiobook, you will discover:
 

  • How you can take control of your emotions using only your breath
  • A powerful method to calm people down in heated conversations and open them up to your point of view
  • How one study showed the importance of body language, and how you can use this to your advantage
  • How refocusing a statement around one simple word can completely change the outcome of a conversation
  • A simple exercise to help you increase your self-confidence and self-worth
  • A fun game that will have you saying 'no' in no time

The Art of Assertiveness isn't just another self-help audiobook with dry theories and platitudes. It comes complete with a collection of practical, actionable exercises that will immediately improve your communication skills and confidence.

Ready to show people you're not a doormat, take charge in conversations, and regain control in your daily life? Buy this audiobook now!

©2018 Mark Cloud (P)2018 Mark Cloud

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Short book, but very effective

This book exceeded my expectations.

I've hard poor luck with shorter duration audiobooks, but I found this book to be nearly nonstop packed with spot on advice. I do not do a good job of establishing boundaries, and I sometimes let people walk over me. This book provides concrete tips to reconsider a variety of situations and offers an alternative more assertive manner of representing myself and my interests.

If you are anything like me and know there are situations in which you should be more assertive, this book will help you to understand how to do that.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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Art of Assertiveness

Had a hard time keeping my attention on this book. I didn't come away with much I could use. Honesty is important to me. Never happy to give a negative review. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Malcolm
  • 12-05-18

COMPREHENSIVE. GOOD THEORY/PRACTICAL BALANCE.

This is a very comprehensive manual, describing some potent techniques that can equally be applied in our business or personal lives. It covers an impressive range of topics, from active listening to meta-conversations, micro-expressions, mindfulness, and proxemics, but all explained in simple-to-understand language. As suggested by the subtitle of the book, this is very much a guide to achieving our goals and not letting people walk all over us. Yet, counter-intuitively, it emphasises the importance of making ourselves vulnerable, with I FEEL statements, before presenting our NEEDS. It strikes just the right balance between theory and practice, with lots of great exercises included: I especially liked the 30-day assertiveness challenge. The author admits that there will occasionally be interactions where assertiveness is not appropriate or effective, but he outlines clearly how and when to modify the approaches we use, to suit a wide variety of different situations, and even reminds us of the importance of being prepared to follow through, when necessary.

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  • Adrian
  • 11-27-18

Enjoyable and informative



This book was great! It was really well laid out and easy to follow. I've started going through the exercises in the third part of the audiobook now and already starting to notice a difference in myself. If you're looking to overcome past passive or aggressive behaviours, I highly recommend giving this book a listen!